Human rights in the North Caucasus: what follow-up to Resolution 1738 (2010)?
- Parliamentary Assembly
debate on 25 April 2017 (13th Sitting) (see Doc. 14083, report of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human
Rights, rapporteur: Mr Michael McNamara). Text
adopted by the Assembly on 25 April 2017 (13th Sitting).
The Parliamentary Assembly refers
to its Resolution 2157
“Human rights in the North Caucasus: what follow-up
to Resolution 1738 (2010)
and stresses that it still considers the situation in the North
Caucasus region with regard to safeguarding human rights and upholding
the rule of law as one of the most serious and most delicate in
the geographical area of the Council of Europe.
2. The Assembly therefore urges the Committee of Ministers to
continue paying the utmost attention to the development of the human
rights situation in the North Caucasus region, in particular in
the Chechen Republic and in Dagestan, including by availing itself
of the possibility to monitor the state of democracy, human rights and
the rule of law in the North Caucasus under the Declaration of the
Committee of Ministers of 10 November 1994 on compliance with commitments
accepted by member States of the Council of Europe.
3. Regarding the implementation of the judgments of the European
Court of Human Rights concerning the North Caucasus region, the
Assembly commends the Committee of Ministers for placing these cases
under enhanced supervision and issuing resolutions and encourages
it to continue insisting on individual and general measures to end
the climate of impunity, and in particular to continue resisting
the Russian authorities’ attempts to make use of statute of limitations
and amnesty laws to cement the impunity of the perpetrators of even
the most egregious human rights violations.