OPEN APPEAL. For the peaceful process of negotiations and resolving all risks and conflicts by peaceful means.Май 02.2021
To: President of the Kyrgyz Republic S. N. Japarov,
Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh T. T. Mamytov,
Prime Minister U. A. Maripov,
Ombudsman T. B. Mamytov
1 May 2021 Bishkek
Taking into account the ongoing armed conflict in the border area between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the Human Rights Movement "Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan" supports the adoption of urgent measures to establish a constructive dialog between the parties and prevent the escalation of tension in the risk and disaster zone, in the border areas where civilian population lives. To achieve this, the following should be done:
Preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Kyrgyzstan. The preservation of sovereignty and territorial integrity, the security of citizens should be priorities in the settlement of the current conflict, to ensure the equal participation of local communities in the processes of solving the socially significant problems, taking into account their real needs and demands. At the same time, we consider it necessary to pay attention to the issues of providing citizens with reliable information about current events in order to avoid the spread of distorted information and destabilization of the situation in the country.
Launch the Moscow mechanism of the OSCE and the international mechanisms of the UN and EU to de-escalate the conflict, preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Kyrgyzstan. The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic should contact the OSCE to launch the Moscow mechanism of the OSCE in Kyrgyzstan, establish an expert mission and send a rapporteur to study the human dimension side of the conflicts on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in May 2021, which resulted in human losses, including the death of a 12-year-old girl. It is important to apply to the Human Rights Committees of the UN and the European Union with a proposal to jointly develop an emergency action plan to de-escalate tensions, establish a progressive bilateral dialog, and provide timely assistance to local communities trapped in the border risk zones in order to prevent new casualties among the civilian population.
Provide humanitarian and technical assistance to the victims of the conflict. The Ministry of Emergency Situations should conduct a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the needs and demands of citizens in the conflict zones to provide effective assistance, both humanitarian and technical, as well as to ensure provision of aid to the victims in a transparent and timely manner.
In the context of the current events, we propose to develop recommendations for the provision of necessary humanitarian assistance, taking into account the risks of the coronavirus pandemic and the necessity to ensure safety of the affected families, paying special attention to women and children who have been forced to leave their homes due to the significant threats to their life and health.
Create dialog platforms for peacebuilding. The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, international and non-governmental organizations need to initiate a dialog on peace-building and develop an action plan to address the problems of borders and citizens' access to water and land resources.
Public Association "Human Rights Movement Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan"