In framework of permanent cooperation with UN bodies our Associaiton send in December, 2023 out comment regarding UN OHCHR’s questions on right to social security in context of Human Rights Council resolution 52/11. ARC’s submission, prepared by Professor Borys Babin and published on UN web-sources already, points that Russia-controlled troops and mercenaries committed in Ukraine, during aggressor’s current invasion, gross violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights’ law, including broad crimes against property, social rights and environment, attacks against Ukrainian social institutions.
ARC stressed that all war crimes, committed by Russian invaders during ongoing hostilities, are connected with absolutely clear Russia’s war targets in maximal destruction the civil infrastructure and environment, including objects, essential realization of social rights. At the same time ARC reminded that since 2018 Ukrainian authorities adopted some strategic and program documents regarding processes of reintegration the Crimea after its de-occupation.
Those plans were elaborated in conditions, when key modern challenge in Ukraine in social, security area is the social security for victims of hostilities and displaced persons and the future challenge is related with temporal social security mechanisms to be established for de-occupied territories during the reintegration period.
ARC stressed also that exactly Russia as aggressor state bears the responsibility for violation the conflict related violation of Ukrainians’ right to social security relevant mechanisms of compensation and reparations must be established with strong participation of UN OHCHR, ILO and UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. ARC will continue cooperation with UN OHCHR regarding including issues of transitional justice and postconflict reintegration in framework of promoting social security to relevant UN resolutions, thematic reports and other researches.