Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine - Report of the Secretary-General (A/74/276) [EN/RU]

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Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 73/263, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report at its seventy-fourth session on the progress made in the implementation of that resolution, including options and recommendations to improve its implementation.

I. Introduction

  1. The present first report of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 73/263, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report at its seventy-fourth session on the progress made in the implementation of that resolution, including options and recommendations to improve its implementation.

  2. The report is based on the information collected by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in line with General Assembly resolutions 68/262, in which the Assembly affirmed the territorial integrity of Ukraine, within its internationally recognized borders, and 71/205, 72/190 and 73/263.

  3. The present report provides information on the progress made in the implementation of resolution 73/263 up to 30 June 2019. In line with the General Assembly resolutions, the present report refers to “the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation” as “Crimea” and takes into account, inter alia, the Assembly’s call on the Russian Federation “[t]o uphold all of its obligations under applicable international law as an occupying Power”.