“Restoration of the rights of indigenous peoples in Crimea covers human rights violations, education, humanitarian law, environment, and collective rights. It is a key tool for the de-occupation of Crimea as there is a tendency in the world to restore the rights of indigenous peoples. The indigenous people factor is crucial for achieving 6 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030,” Eskender Bariyev, member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Head of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, said at the constituent forum of the Crimea Platform Expert Network on August 6, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.
According to him, the main purpose of the Crimea Platform expert group, which includes the Mejlis members, representatives of indigenous peoples, experts, political scientists, historians, culturologists, and lawyers, is to promote the restoration of rights of indigenous peoples of Ukraine, including the right to self-determination. territory and resources, as well as the preservation and development of political, economic, and socio-cultural systems and institutions.