The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people will use all legal mechanisms currently in place to ensure that the interim decision of the International Court of Justice is enforced by the Russian Federation, member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Gayana Yuksel stated in the commentary to QHA correspondent.

Earlier, lawyer Nikolai Polozov, who acted as the representative of Gayana Yuksel, published the text of the statement.

“Now the application is admissible. We will wait for a decision on the matter. The Mejlis uses all possible legal mechanisms available, so that this decision is executed by the Russian Federation," Yuksel said.

She noted, that the applicants were several other members of the Mejlis, who individually filed similar claims.

“The basis of the claim was the newly discovered circumstances, namely the interim decision of the International Court of Justice in the case "Ukraine vs. Russia". Russia, as a party to this process, is obliged to enforce this decision, so we prepared and submitted such a statement.”

According to Gayana Yuksel, the essence of the filed claim is the demand to cancel the ban on activities of the Mejlis in the Crimea, as well as to explain the reasonableness of decision to ban the representative body of the Crimean Tatars.

Reference: April 19, 2017 International Court of Justice by its decision obliged Russia to resume activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people in Crimea annexed by Russia.

On July 13, the Russian Prosecutor's Office decided to appeal to the "Supreme court" of the peninsula, the decision of which prohibited the Mejlis, for instructions regarding further actions.

In an interview with QHA, the Head of the CEC of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar people Zair Smedlyaev noted that these actions of the Russian authorities indicate a tendency to deceive the international community once again regarding the situation with observance of the rights and freedoms of the Crimean Tatar people in the occupied Crimea.