8th-11th October 2009, Crimea
UNPO visited the Crimean peninsula in the Ukraine in October 2009 to conduct a short fact finding mission into the economic, social and political situation of the Crimean Tatar people. The mission included a conference taking place on October 8th, in which the President of the World Congress for the Crimean Tatars, the First Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and the President of the UNPO addressed the Presidents. The political and legal situation of the Crimean Tatar people was discussed, as well as the forms of self-determination that can be implemented under the structure of independent Ukraine.The fact finding mission included meetings with Mr. Victor Plakida, Prime Minister, and Mr. Aziz Abdullayev, First Deputy Prime Minister, of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
Throughout the 5 days, visits were made to various settlements, and interviews held with key stakeholders with investigations into key areas of concerns that include land rights, freedom of religious practice, legislation, education and culture and participation in state authoritative bodies.
To download the Conference Program, click the image below:
To download Crimean Tatars Overview and Issues, click the image below: