Managing Director of Europe Strategy Research Institute, University of Public Service, Balázs Tárnok speaks about the new Ukrainian law on minorities. He discusses the shortcomings of the law and international organizations’ responses to it.
In December 2022, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a new Law on National Minorities, in order to comply with the EU’s accession criteria of protecting national minorities. What this new law does, however, is exactly the opposite: Kyiv strips from its ethnic minorities rights which they had previously enjoyed. Now the Venice Commission—the constitutional advisory body of Europe’s leading human rights organization—is formally examining whether the law is up to par with international human rights standards.
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