In framework of permanent cooperation with the United Nations’ bodies our Association sent submission to Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Professor Margaret Satterthwaite to her report on safeguarding the independence of judicial systems in the face of contemporary challenges to democracy, that was presented at the 56th session of the Human Rights Council this June.
In that submission, prepared by Professor Borys Babin with ohter experts and published at UN web-sources now, ARC pointed that Russian de-facto “authorities” have no goal to establish the rule of law in Сrimеа, еvеn the illegal “rule of Russian law”. Association pointed that persons who wish to bе а “lаwуеr” in the Сrimеа, “hаvе to get” the “Russian citizenship” and to establish а confidential cooperation with Russian special services that is obligatory for such candidates.

ARC’s submission stressed that next de-occupation and reintegration of Ukrainian territories will demand a big number of Ukrainian lawyers and judges to be appointed and such recruitment and placement issues is a key task for such reintegration’s preparation. Submission described relevant think-tank and drafting activities done at sessions of Strategic Forum “Future of Crimea” and stressed that Forum elaborated concrete proposals for Ukrainian government to make relevant preparations for legal activities to be established for de-occupied Crimea during reintegration period.
Also submission informed UN Special Rapporteur that January, 2024 the Ukrainian Bar Association approved by its Board the Concept for the restoration of the Ukrainian legal profession in the de-occupied territories of the AR of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

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