Published: 1 Jun 2004 | By Miriam Carrion

Council of Europe withdraws from Chechnya


Since June 2000, Council of Europe consultative experts have been stationed in Chechnya, working in cooperation with the Office of the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for ensuring human and civil rights and freedoms in the Chechen Republic. However, the continued presence of the Council of Europe in Chechnya has now come to an end, with experts to be enlisted ‘at Russia’s request’.

In this article, Miriam Carrion considers the role of the Council of Europe in Chechnya and the future of applications to the Office alleging human rights abuses including extrajudicial killings and disappearances. To find out more, click on the link to the full article below.