Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s Report on Ukraine
Statement by Ambassador Ken OKANIWA
The Permanent Mission of Japan in Geneva
Thank you, President,
Japan appreciates the OHCHR’s reports on the human rights situation in Ukraine.
We hope that all parties fully implement the Minsk Agreement, in a way which fully respects the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.
Japan also urges all parties to provide OHCHR and other international monitors, free and unhindered access in non-government-controlled areas in Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimean Peninsula.
Japan is seriously concerned about the continued harassment, arrest and ill treatment of people in Crimea Peninsula, including the Crimean Tatar.
We strongly hope that international human rights standards will be upheld in the Eastern part of Ukraine and Crimean Peninsula, especially those groups that are in danger of being left behind.
I thank you Mr. President.