The Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov believes that the European Court of Human Rights will make a positive decision on the complaint submitted on March 31 against the ban of the Mejlis activities imposed by the Russian authorities, as well as its inclusion in the list of extremist organizations.

Chubarov noted that three organizations worked on the suit: The Ukrainian Helsinki Group, the International Organization "Memorial" and the European Center for Human Rights in London.

“A very serious file was compiled, all the documents are in the Hague. We are absolutely sure that the decision will be positive. But the Russian Federation reaction to this decision it’s the another issue," Chubarov said according to QHA correspondent.

The Head of the Mejlis recalled that earlier the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation had adopted a decree according to which the ECHR verdicts will be executed by Russia exactly as far as they do not contradict its legislation.

“Therefore, whatever the decision would be, Russia still does not intend to fulfill it. But this shows once again that international organizations must find mechanisms for compelling Russia to return to the framework of international law,” he stressed.

According to Chubarov, the international community should introduce more stringent sanctions against the Russian Federation, in particular, to prohibit all countries from buying Russian oil and gas.

"Russia should find itself in a situation where failure to comply with international law would equal to disintegration," he said.

Reference: September 29, 2016, rejecting the appeal of the Mejlis representatives, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation ruled to recognize the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people an "extremist organization" and ban its activity on the territory of Russia and the occupied Crimea.

Ukraine and the world community did not recognize and strongly condemned the punitive decision of the Russian court.​