The International congress on protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens «SHIELD» yesterday took part in the session of the parliament Rada of Ukraine.
Told the news agency «Odessa-Media» said the president of the International Congress on protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens «Shield» Saleh Mohamed Daher.
According to him, the meeting was attended by Deputy Chairman of the parliament Rada of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman, the Minister of Culture of Ukraine, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Head of the Migration Service, heads of committees, human rights and others.
«In the discussion, we have taken out the questions relating to national minorities in Ukraine. After all, today in our legislation is still no definition of this group. And, according to the Constitution of Ukraine, stateless persons and foreigners have the same rights as the citizens of Ukraine «, — said Saleh Mohamed Daher.
He stressed the need for changes in the Ukrainian legislation, the definition of the status of national minorities.
In turn, the indigenous peoples, said Head of the Legal Department of the International Congress on protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens » Shield» Alexander Matyakin, under international law, are the people who lived in the country during the formation of the country’s borders.
«It’s those people who do not have a state residence outside the country … In the Ukrainian legislation the definition of this group did not. In this regard, the representatives of national minorities raises a lot of problems, «- said Alexander Matyakin.
He said that in Ukraine there is no leverage to solve the problems of national minorities.
«Since 2014 we have a government authorized ethno-national politics, but even he can not influence the situation», — said Head of the Legal Department.
Saleh Mohamed Daher is convinced that the participation of the Congress » Shield» in the session of the parliament Rada of Ukraine — a new milestone for the development of the organization.
«We have been working on issues related to national minorities. And are pleased that we can now conduct a direct dialogue with the legislature. I am sure that this will make our work more efficient, improve its quality, «- concluded Saleh Mohamed Daher
Photo: International Convention for the protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens «Shield».