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Credentials of the delegation of the Russian Federation

Resolution 1241 (2001)

Parliamentary Assembly
Assembly debate on 25 January 2001 (7th Sitting) (see Doc. 8949, report of the Political Affairs Committee, rapporteur: Mr Eörsi, Doc. 8956, opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Mrs Wohlwend and Doc. 8953, opinion of the Committee on Rules of Procedure and Immunities, rapporteur: Mrs Akgönenç). Text adopted by the Assembly on 25 January 2001 (7th Sitting).
1. At the opening of the first 2001 part-session on Monday 22 January 2001, the credentials of the delegation of the Russian Federation were challenged on substantial grounds in relation with the conflict in the Chechen Republic.
2. Despite some recent progress made, the Assembly remains gravely concerned about the human rights situation in the Chechen Republic. It nevertheless believes that the Russian parliamentary delegation deserves to be given another chance to prove that it is willing – and able – to influence the situation in the Chechen Republic for the better.
3. The Assembly, having examined the issue, decides to ratify the credentials of the new Russian delegation.