Discussion on Human Rights Abuses in Occupied Crimea

A discussion with
Andrii Klymenko
Chief Editor, Black Sea News; Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Maidan of Foreign Affairs

Representatives of Crimean Tatar Community

Moderated by
John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center is pleased to invite you to an off-the-record, private dinner discussion with Andrii Klymenko, the author of the monograph on human rights violations in Russian-occupied Crimea, and representatives of the Crimean Tatar community on Thursday, March 5, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Atlantic Council (1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor).

Last year, Mr. Putin justified his intervention in Crimea by claiming to protect the civil rights of ethnic Russians. However, as Adnrii Klymenko’s detailed account shows, Russian control of the peninsula introduced extensive repression, targeting ethnic minorities, journalists and civil society leaders. In an environment where brute force rules the day, the international community has lost access to basic information about the human rights situation on the Crimean peninsula.

This private roundtable dinner will provide a platform for all participants to engage in a lively conversation and exchange ideas on the social, economic and political developments in Crimea since the annexation.