Situation of human rights in the occupied Crimea ahead of the winter session of the PACE

The winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will commence on January 25th, 2021. It will be the first time that MPs from the countries-members of the Council of Europe are meeting in Strasbourg for a full-scale session since the Covid-19-related restrictions.

On the eve of the session, we are holding an online meeting with PACE deputies, where we will inform them about new persecutions on the occupied peninsula.

Speakers:  

Mariia Mezentseva – Member of Parliament, Chairperson of Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 

Olga Skrypnyk – Head of the Crimean Human Rights Group

Anton Korynevych – Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea 

Rustem Umerov – Member of Parliament, Vice-Chairperson of Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Yevheniia Kravchuk – Member of Parliament, Member of Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 

Lilia Hemedzhy – Crimea-based lawyer, human rights defender

Egidijus Vereikis – Member of Parliament of Lithuania, PACE delegate

Ahmet Yildiz – Member of Parliament, Chairperson of Turkish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 

Ria Oomen-Ruijten – Member of Parliament of the Netherlands, PACE delegate

Moderator: Roman Hromyk, International advocacy manager at the Human Rights Center ZMINA