Friday, March 21, 2014

Russia as an Occupying Power in Crimea

Human Rights Watch has prepared a document that summarizes its view of the international law applicable to the situation in Crimea.  In this document, entitled Questions and Answers: Russia, Ukraine and International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law, Human Rights Watch argues that Russia is an Occupying Power in Crimea within the meaning of the Geneva Conventions on the Laws of War.  As such, Russia has certain obligations towards the local population, as spelled out in more detail in the document.


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