Conflict in the Chechen Republic – recent developments
- Parliamentary Assembly
- Assembly debate on 25 January 2001 (7th Sitting) (see Doc. 8929, report of the Political Affairs Committee, rapporteur: Lord Judd, and Doc. 8948, opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Mr Bindig). Text adopted by the Assembly on 25 January 2001 (7th Sitting).
The Assembly, referring to Resolution 1240 (2001)
on the conflict in the Chechen Republic – recent developments, recommends that the Committee of Ministers continue to monitor action taken by the Russian Federation in fulfilling its obligations both as a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights and in response to the Assembly’s recommendations and resolutions, and keep the Assembly regularly informed about progress, or the lack of it.
2. The Assembly further recommends that the Committee of Ministers take an active role in ensuring that the Russian authorities – without further delay – hold accountable all those who have severely violated human rights in the Chechen Republic, regardless of their position or nationality. The Assembly encourages the Committee of Ministers to support all efforts aimed at safeguarding human rights in the Chechen Republic.
3. The Assembly calls on the Committee of Ministers, in conjunction with the Government of the Russian Federation, to refer to the 1998 Russian Federal Law on the Suppression of Terrorism, to nominate a team of legal experts to examine its conformity with the European Convention on Human Rights and to move concrete recommendations to amend it.