9 August, a round table meeting on a theme: “The indigenous peoples of Ukraine: history, present and perspectives” at 10.00 will take place (Hall 2).
Participants: Emine Dzhaparova, Deputy Minister of information policy of Ukraine, moderator; Refat Chubarov, people’s Deputy of Ukraine, Chairman of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Borys Babin, doctor of legal sciences, professor of international law specialized department in the Institute of international relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv; Mykhaylo Podyuk, Deputy Director of the Department for religions and nationalities of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine; Eskender Bariev, member of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people, the Chairman of the NGO “The Crimean Tatar resource centre”; Natalia Belitser, expert of the Pylyp Orlyk Institute for Democracy; Oliver Loode, member of the UN Permanent Forum on indigenous issues; Elzara Topalova, Chairperson of the NGO “Foundation for Research and Support of Indigenous Peoples of Crimea”; Vyacheslav Lombroso, Vice-Chairman of the NGO”Foundation for Research and Support of Indigenous Peoples of Crimea”; Olena Arabadzhi, Chairperson of the NGO “Melitopol national and cultural Karaite society “Dzhamaat”; Yurii Makarov, Deputy Chairman of the NGO “Melitopol national and cultural Karaite society “Dzhamaat”; Andriy Ivanets, the Crimean historian, coordinator of the NGO “Tavria humanitarian platform”; Vyacheslav Lebedev, member of Council of the Karaite organizations of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
The following questions are suggested for discussion at the round table meeting:
– The indigenous peoples in the modern world. Peculiarities of the indigenous peoples as ethnic groups. Solution of problems of the indigenous peoples in the countries of today;
– The development of international law on the indigenous peoples. The first and the second Decade of the indigenous peoples of the United Nations. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The UN bodies on indigenous issues;
– The indigenous peoples of Ukraine that have been formed in the Crimea. Elimination of consequences regarding the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people. The need to preserve the heritage of small peoples of the Crimea the Karaites and the Krymchaks. Other traditional ethnic groups of Ukraine and their status according to the UN standards;
– Legislation and practices of Ukraine concerning the indigenous peoples. New challenges in the context of the Russian aggression and the occupation of the Crimea.
Background information: The event is part of the communication campaign “International day of the world’s indigenous peoples”, which is supported by the Ministry of information policy of Ukraine, the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, and the state enterprise “Crimean house”, etc.
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