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SIMFEROPOL, March 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Crimea guarantees human rights to everyone, regardless of nationality or any other features, the republic’s parliament said in a statement on Monday.
The document was adopted at an emergency meeting on Monday, where it was supported by 85 deputies.
“The Republic of Crimea guarantees human rights to everyone regardless of nationality or any other features,” the statement reads.
“The territory of the Republic of Crimea is limited by the borders of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as on the date of announcing the Republic of Crimea as an independent sovereign state,” the parliament’s official site reads.
Crimea’s parliament is announced the supreme authority, and the deputies’ term is set to September, 2015.
“From March 17, 2014, the Republic of Crimea’s supreme authority is the parliament of the Republic of Crimea, where the term of its deputies continues to September 2015,” the document reads. “Before adoption of a new version of the Constitution of the Republic of Crimea will continue to remain in force the Republic’s Constitution of 1998.”
The parliament says the legal and regulative or any other acts of local legislation, adopted prior to announcement of the Republic of Crimea as an independent sovereign state, “are valid in the territory of the Republic of Crimea and respective regions, where they do not contradict interests of the Republic of Crimea.”
Executive authorities, courts, prosecution, law enforcement and controlling authorities, local authorities “continue to carry out their authorities where they do not contradict interests of the Republic of Crimea to adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Crimea.”
Besides, the Crimean parliament has stated that “Ukraine’s state property, which on the date of the current statement is located in the territory of the Republic of Crimea, is the state property of the Republic of Crimea.”
All enterprises, or any other organisations, established by Ukraine or with its involvement in the territory of Crimea, “become enterprises or any other organisations, established by the Republic of Crimea.”
A similar approach is used for properties of trade union and other civil organisations of Ukraine.
The statement says, from Monday, Crimea “is not using the Ukrainian legislation, is not following decisions of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada /parliament/ or any other Ukrainian state authorities, adopted after February 21, 2014.”
“Ukraine’s legislation, except for the one as per paragraph one of the present article, is applicable in the territory of the Republic of Crimea until respective legal acts of the Republic of Crimea,” the statement says.
The Crimean parliament has stopped activities of Ukrainian state authorities in Crimea, and “their authorities, property and monetary assets are transferred to the Republic of Crimea’s state authorities.”
In order to protect rights and freedoms of the people and economic activities’ subjects, “Ukraine’s courts in the territory of the Republic of Crimea continue working, where their decisions on use of the Ukrainian legislation in Crimea’s territory should not contradict the present statement.” The supreme judicial bodies in Crimea’s territory will be only courts of appeal “located in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and the city with a special status Sevastopol.