Aggressor’s propaganda stressed about the support by UN General Assembly the resolution “Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance” А/78/478 on December, 20 that was proposed by Russia and Belarus via UN GA Third Committee as draft A/C.3/78/L.7.
But of course agressor’s propaganda keeps silence about amendments to such resolution A/C.3/78/L.58 proposed by Albania, Australia, Guatemala, Japan, Liberia, Marshall Islands and North Macedonia, adopted by Commitee and later by Assembly, regarditn to them in resolution UN GA “notes with alarm that the Russian Federation has sought to justify its territorial aggression against Ukraine on the purported basis of eliminating neo-Nazism, and underlines that the pretextual use of neo-Nazism to justify territorial aggression seriously undermines genuine attempts to combat neo-Nazism”.
And of course agressor’s propaganda keeps silence about procedural and legal grounds of such amendments, reflected in Report of the Dr. Ashwini K.P., UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, A/78/302. In this Report Professor Ashwini, Indian anti-caste activist and feminist reminded about of our Association’s submissions, prepared by Professor Borys Babin, describing the situaiton in Crimea and sent to Rappoeteur in 2023.
UN Special Rapporteur pointed that in ARC’s submission provided, our Association asserted that, since the beginning of the military aggression by the Russian in Ukraine, the Russian Federation had targeted the civilian population and infrastructure on a scale amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity under international law.
Special Rapporteur stressed that ARC reported that, in the territories occupied by Russia, the Ukrainian language had been banned, libraries had been destroyed, Ukrainian web-based media sources had been blocked and education had been aligned with “Russian standards”. Professor Ashwini pointed that ARC provided information indicating that, despite several calls by the international community, including the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the General Assembly and the Human Rights Council and its special procedures, Russia had not complied with its obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law.
UN Rapporteur confessed that ARC’s submission provided information about the report of the former UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, in which she had noted with alarm that Russia had sought to “justify” its military invasion and territorial aggression in Ukraine on the purported basis of allegedly eliminating neo-Nazism.
Report confirmed again that ARC highlighted that the previous Special Rapporteur had stressed that the use of neo-Nazism as a pretext to “justify” territorial aggression seriously undermined genuine attempts to combat neo-Nazism, and that the ARC also stated that the former Special Rapporteur had denounced the use of neo-Nazism by Russia as a pretext to “justify” the unlawful breach of the sovereign territory of Ukraine.