In the illegally occupied Crimea the 15th conscription campaign initiated by russian federation continues, the Ombudsman Liudmyla Denisova informed in her Telegram.
She reminded that forced mobilization is prohibited by international humanitarian law. Particularly, Article 51 of the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War prohibits the occupying state to compel persons that are under authority of the party to conflict or occupying state to serve in its armed or auxiliary forces.
"I address the UN Commission on investigation of violations of human rights during russian military invasion of Ukraine and demand to take into account this fact of russia's violation of human rights in Ukraine," emphasized the Ombudsman.
At the end of March Denisova said that Crimeans were receiving call-up papers from conscription offices and men of draft age were trying to leave the peninsula through russia, because the road to Ukraine was closed.
Human rights activists explained what to do for people from Crimea and ORDLO [occupied regions of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts] in case they are "mobilized" by russian occupants.