Crimean Tatar (Qırımtatar) or Crimeans (Qırım, Qırımlı)are the inhabitants of Crimea, located on the north coast of the Black Sea and the west coast of the Sea of Azov, bordering with Kherson Oblast on the north. The region was originally occupied by the Crimean Tartars, but now they represent only 12% of the population. This significant decrease in the number of Crimean Tartars that live in Crimea is the result of the forced expulsion towards Central Asia that they were submitted to by Joseph Stalin’s regime, when the area formed part of the Soviet Union. After the disintegration of this country, some Crimean Tartars returned to the region. Nevertheless, they continue to stay in the area without being treated as equals or as free citizens.
The Crimea is a parliamentary republic, governed by the Crimean Constitution. Under the official control of the Ukrainian Government, the administrative direction of the republic’s government is in Simferopol, a city localized in the center of the peninsula.

The main sectors of the Crimean economy are tourism and agriculture. Nevertheless, the income for the land has created a lot of tension between the Crimean Tartars and other local populations. As a result, the Crimean Tartars continually face problems with unemployment, access to housing and health.
The Unrepresented United Nations (UUN) is completely committed to the pacific campaign for recognition of the Crimean Tartars as the indigenous population of the Crimea, so that they can receive a total restitution of their rights, including their inalienable right to restore the Crimean’s national territorial autonomy within the boundaries of the Ukraine.
The Unrepresented United Nations (UUN) believes that the Ukrainian government must proceed immediately towards a total restoration of the Crimean Tartars’ rights, in accordance with the principles universally recognized by international law. The Unrepresented United Nations also promotes the commitment of the international community, especially Europe, to the restoration process of the Crimean Tartars’ rights.
The Commissioner of Human Rights of the European Council published a report after making a visit to the Ukraine, where he was alerted to the need of increasing protection for minority ethnicities. The Council also warned about the problems of racism and xenophobia that exist in the country that the Crimean Tartars, in particular, suffer.
After their deportation, more than 270,000 Crimean Tartars have returned to the Crimea. Without a doubt, the measures adopted by the Ukrainian government for facilitating the integration and adaptation of the repatriates were insufficient. As a result, the Crimean Tartars continue to live in a disadvantageous position. For example, the figures indicate that up to 60% of the Crimean Tartars are unemployed.
In accordance with the constitution of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea, the Crimean Tartars have a “protection status”.