Experts of the Association discussed on November 13 at the Sixteenth Session of the Crimean Discussion Club the key points of the juristical reality of the occupied peninsula. This discussion club on topical issues is periodically held by the Crimean Tatar Resource Center with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

Associate Professor Oleksiy Plotnikov noted the peculiarities of the exhaustion of national remedies before Crimeans apply to the European Court of Human Rights. Associate Professor Andriy Chvalyuk highlighted the specifics of tax and financial relations in Crimea, noting the ineffectiveness of “special regimes” declared by the de facto authorities for business and investment. Professor Borys Babin focused on the analysis of “crimes” established by the Russian Criminal Code in the field of the right to entrepreneurship, freedom of speech, assembly and movement, which do not comply with either Ukrainian law or international standards.

Participants stressed the need for systematic monitoring of the application of such illegal punitive regulations in the Crimea in the format of generalization of statistics, practice and the degree of violation of the rights of Crimean residents.