Human Rights Materials - January 2002
January 10, The Society of the Chechen-Russian Friendship
PRESS RELEASES NO. 162 - 177
Press releases of the Society of the Chechen-Russian Friendship provide running reports written by local correspondents of the Society.
ALL PRESS RELEASES IN RUSSIAN ARE AVAILABLE HERE
PRESS RELEASES NO. 162-164, 166-172, 175-176 ARE AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH HERE
January 10, Human Rights Watch
SERIOUS VIOLATIONS OF WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHECHNYA
In the course of their research, Human Rights Watch staff have documented credible accounts of violence against women in the region, including sexual violence, with the intention of bringing the allegations to the attention of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.
THE WHOLE REPORT IS AVAILABLE HERE
January 21, Amnesty International
FAILURE TO PROTECT OR PUNISH: HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND IMPUNITY IN CHECHNYA
Memorandum by Amnesty International to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the conflict in Chechnya.
THE WHOLE MEMORANDUM IS AVAILABLE HERE
January 23, PACE
PACE & CONFLICT IN THE CHECHEN REPUBLIC
Selection of documents related to the debate on Chechnya in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on January 23, 2002.
The documents are available HERE
January 24, Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de I'Homme
SITUATION DES DROITS DE L'HOMME DANS LA RÉPUBLIQUE TCHÉTCHÈNE DE LA FÉDÉRATION DE RUSSIE
Report on the human rights situation in Chechnya by the International Federation for Human Rights
The document is in French available HERE
Memorial Human Rights Centre offers newest results of their own investigations into concrete cases of human rights abuses committed by the Russian military during "mopping-up operations" in Chechnya. The reports in Russian are available below:
MOPPING-UP OPERATION IN TSOTSIN-YURT – LETTER TO CHECHEN PROCURATOR – Jan. 15
MYTHS AND TRUTH ABOUT TSOTSIN-YURT (DEC. 30 – JAN. 3) - Jan. 16
TO THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, ALVARO GIL-ROBLES - Jan. 18
Letter to the European Commissioner for Human Rights describing details of the state of investigation into human rights violations in Chechnya and Memorial´s working contacts with organs of the Chechen procurator's office.
DETAINMENT BY FEDERAL FORCES PRIOR TO DISAPPEARANCES AND KILLINGS OF PEOPLE (Dec. 2001 - Jan. 2002)
– Jan. 23
MOPPING-UP OPERATIONS IN CHECHEN-AUL, STARYE ATAGI, TSOTSIN-YURT AND ARGUN (Dec. 2001 - Jan. 2002)
– Jan. 23
TRAGIC EVENTS IN SHATOY COUNTY - JANUARY 2002 – Jan. 23
Prague Watchdog / Ruslan Isayev
Prague Watchdog offers running reports on the current human rights situation by our North Caucasus correspondent. Selection of those is available below:
AN APPEAL FROM URUS-MARTAN – Jan. 6
PROTEST RALLY IN ARGUN
– Jan. 16
NEW VICTIMS FOUND IN GROZNY
– Jan. 21
Compiled by Prague Watchdog