"In April, there was an interim decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), mainly on racial discrimination. The court recognized that the Russian Federation illegally banned the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and recommended resumption of its activities in the near future," the MP told a briefing related to providing the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court with information on property rights violation in Crimea and the forced relocation of Ukrainian citizens from the peninsula.
Dzhemilev stressed that Russia had reacted "in the traditional way, saying that was wrong, as they were doing well there [in Crimea]."
"At the same time, according to the information available, the Russian Federation began to consider ways as for how to allegedly satisfy the ICJ decision, while doing nothing," he said.
So, with regard to the Mejlis, they are asking Moscow: Is it possible to create an organization, which could be called the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people? Thus, they will declare that they have complied with the decision of the International Court of Justice, Dzhemilev said.
Read alsoCrimean Tatar leader Dzhemilev: At least 250,000 people from Russia brought to occupied CrimeaAs UNIAN reported earlier, the ICJ on April 19 announced its conclusions to partially meet Ukraine's request for provisional measures vis-à-vis Russia. The court noted that Russia must refrain from imposing limitations on the ability of the Crimean Tatars to preserve their representative institutions, including the Mejlis.
At the same time, the court decided that Ukraine did not provide sufficient evidence that would have become the basis for applying interim measures relating to the violation by Russia of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (ICSFT).
Ukraine, as part of the lawsuit against Russia, requested the International Court of Justice to introduce temporary measures aimed to prevent Russia from human rights violations for the period of consideration of the case on the merits, in order to protect civilians in the temporarily occupied Crimea and Donbas.
The report on the human rights situation in Ukraine (February 16 to May 15, 2017) from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, published in June 2017, said that in connection with the ICJ's interim decision, the Russian Federation must refrain from maintaining or imposing limitations on the ability of the Crimean Tatar community to conserve its representative institutions, including the Mejlis, and ensure the availability of education in the Ukrainian language in the occupied peninsula.
The UN General Assembly's Third Committee approved the updated draft resolution "The Situation of Human Rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)" on November 14.
The document, which is based on Resolution No. 71/205 of December 2016, states that Russia must fulfill all its obligations in line with the norms of international law as an occupying state; fully and immediately comply with the ICJ ruling of April 19, 2017 on interim measures in the case related to the application of the ICSFT and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine vis-à-vis Russia).