On July 12, an expert of our Association, Professor Borys Babin, as a freelance adviser to the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation, took part in a Committee’s meeting on the development of parliamentary proposals for the Ukrainian Doctrine.

In particular, at a meeting chaired by People’s Deputy Professor Oleksandr Merezhko and with the participation of People’s Deputy, Academician Oleksandr Kopylenko, the issues of including in this document aspects of de-occupation and reintegration of the territories of Ukraine, the activities of the Crimean Platform, and the policy of non-recognition of the attempted annexation were discussed.

Meeting particiants discussed efforts to exclude the aggressor from the activities of international structures and to reform intergovernmental organizations where the aggressor has “guaranteed participation”, to lobby for recognition of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars as genocide, to ratify the Rome Statute, to integrate Ukraine into the mechanisms of the International Criminal Court, to internationally criminalize ecocide and on interaction with third countries in the field of universal jurisdiction over crimes committed by representatives of the aggressor.

The experts discussed the need to strengthen the contractual and political participation of Ukraine in international human rights mechanisms, including issues of global human rights, sustainable development and the rights of indigenous peoples.

The issues of combating climate change, desertification and pollution of the marine environment, as well as the interests of Ukraine in the fair distribution of biological and mineral resources of the World Ocean, as well as Antarctica and the Arctic, were also mentioned.

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