Experts of the Association presented the responses on the Ukrainian sanction’s policy to the questionnaire of the UN Special Rapporteur on the impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights. Such communication was done for the Rapporteur’s forthcoming annual thematic reports to be presented to the UN Human Rights Council and the UN General Assembly.

“ARC” report highlighted the grounds of the Ukraine’s sanction policy since 2015 as the tool of minimisation the Russian aggression, of counteraction to the militarisation of the Crimea, of suppression the international crimes and systematic human rights’ violations on the peninsula, including quashing the oppressions against the indigenous peoples, ethnic, linguistic and religious groups.

The level of the sanction policy’s successful influence was shown on examples of the reducing the funding of Russia’s illegal activities in the Crimea’s “budget”, bank and financial sector, for minimizing the military production on Crimea’s shipyards etc. The perspectives on the sanctions’ mechanisms improvement were highlighted; the Ukraine’s legal and organizational sanctions procedures were described to the UN Special Rapporteur. The data of Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies were used while preparing the Association’s report to UN.