Statement of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

All wars violate human rights. This is also the case in the the latest Russian invasion of Ukraine. For the duration of wars, States fail to secure their citizens and equally worldwide humanitarian legislation and international human rights legislation are violated. The crimes perpetrated inside of the context of the war in Ukraine have to have a whole investigation, together with equally individual and State obligation for their commission.

The rule of legislation need to be universally utilized, but this has not been the case for all men and women living in Ukraine. Thanks to bombings and attacks on civilian populations, as perfectly as summary executions, rape and torture, numerous have been victims of war crimes and other violations of human rights, which include racial discrimination.

In spite of the all-but-disappeared civil modern society place in Russia and Belarus, and the everyday living-threatening do the job in Ukraine, frontline civil modern society organisations are conducting their do the job bravely as they carry on to consider on the crises in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus. FIDH member organisations – the Center for Civil Liberties in Ukraine the Kharkov Human Rights Safety Group and the Human Legal rights Security Middle in Belarus and Memorial Human Legal rights Center, Anti-Discrimination Center Memorial, and the human rights defense organisation Citizens Look at – continue to defend and defend the human dignity as human rights defenders during this disaster.

FIDH are not able to be indifferent and stands in solidarity with people who are universally calling for an stop to war and for the respect of human legal rights underneath tough ailments everywhere in the planet.

Thus, FIDH urges the Govt of the Russian Federation to:

Statement of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) effect an fast ceasefire and seek out peace

Statement of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) establish corridors of safe and unobstructed passage and authorise, with no restriction, accessibility to independent humanitarian help and monitoring of human legal rights, give humanitarian aid to civilians influenced by the conflict and safety to civilians in threat

Statement of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) withdraw its troops and the armed teams that it supports from all internationally recognised Ukrainian territory

Statement of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) immediately put an conclude to any violation of international human legal rights and humanitarian law in Ukraine

Statement of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) immediately put an close to harassment, which include judicial harassment of journalists and human rights defenders and progress to the quick launch of these who have been arbitrarily detained

Statement of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) realise its responsibility to assure, under all instances, the rights to flexibility of expression, assembly and association, these as they are enshrined in worldwide human legal rights law, and namely in Posts 19, 21 and 22 of the Worldwide Covenant on Civil and Political Legal rights

FIDH phone calls on the Ukrainian Authorities to:

Statement of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) ratify the Rome Statute of the Intercontinental Legal Court and to align its domestic legislation with international legal legislation, by finalizing the process to pass Invoice No. 1164-IX

Statement of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) protect and universally respect intercontinental humanitarian and human legal rights legislation.

FIDH phone calls upon all States to:

Statement of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) apply worldwide human legal rights law and worldwide humanitarian law less than all conditions

Statement of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) facilitate protected and unobstructed passage to destinations within and outdoors Ukraine and obtain to worldwide defense for all men and women fleeing the conflict, without having difference or discrimination primarily based on countrywide or ethnic origin, religion, language, gender or shade of pores and skin

Statement of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) open investigations with a watch to prosecuting perpetrators of international crimes in nationwide courts on the basis of common jurisdiction –for States that do not have universal jurisdiction, FIDH phone calls upon them to amend their prison legislation so that it includes this possibility–

– guidance equally politically and fiscally, the freedoms and liberties of civil society businesses and human legal rights defenders in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and in the nations impacted by the conflict, to assurance them entry to the means required to experience the humanitarian crisis, which include by circumventing these countrywide administrations, which are accountable for violations, for not performing to protect against and punish these types of violations, or for not controlling the disaster.

FIDH phone calls on the States events to the Rome Statute of the Worldwide Criminal offense Court to cooperate with the ICC and support it fiscally for all cases of worldwide crimes, by contributing to its normal finances instead than allocating resources for particular conditions.