The United Nations will remotely monitor the human rights observance in Crimea

United Nations

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) intends to remotely monitor the situation in the sphere of rights and freedoms in Crimea due to the absence of its representatives there. This was stated by High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.

Speaking on the 33-th Session of the UN Council on Human Rights in Geneva, he recalled that “the authorities of Crimea” did not authorize the OHCHR to open its branch office of the UN Monitoring Mission on Human Rights. “So we will continue to remotely monitor the situation in Crimea,” said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, convincing that the OHCHR will continue to publish an independent and impartial information in their reports. 14 such reports have been already published while the 15-th one will be given to the world during the current session of the UN Council on Human Rights that runs until September 30.


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