Oct 16, 2008

Crimean Tatars: Working Group to Scrutinize Draft Law

Sample ImageDoubts persist over the benefits for Crimean Tatars of a recent bill dealing with deportees and attentions now focus on the outcome of a new working group. 

Below is an article published by World Bulletin: 

Crimean Tatars seek the possibility for some solutions of their violated rights during the Public Hearings over Draft in the Law of Ukraine Of Restoration of the Rights of Persons Deported by Ethnic Origin in Aqmescit.  

The Foundation of Research and Support of Indigenous Peoples of Crimea undertook the hearings so that the Crimean Tatars would have the possibility of expressing their attitude to the draft, reported Crimean News Agency.  

About 250 people took part at the meeting which continued from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m on October 5th. The experts and veterans of the Crimean Tatar national movement as well as politicians presented their view. There were more than 40 statements presented at the hearings.  

To opinion of the experts and Crimean Tatar public figures, the above-mentioned bill has a declarative character and, in case of adoption of the law in such version, the Crimean Tatars' problems will not be solved.  

The participators of the Public Hearings decided to establish a working group on the elaboration of the new bill.  

A Working Group on the elaboration of the new Draft in the Law was elected.  

Most of the members of the working group have a background in or participated in Crimean Tatar National Movement.  

The text of the draft was disseminated in the list several days earlier.  

This bill [was] initiated by the Cabinet of Ministries of Ukraine in Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.