Can the OSCE be effective in addressing the worst human rights problem in the region?
Vienna, 27 October 2003. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe should use the opportunity of its session on 5-6 November 2003 in Chisinau/Moldova to address the human rights situation in the Chechen Republic in a manner demanded by the gravity of the abuses there.
International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) / Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG)
Vienna, September 2003 - The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) is a non-governmental organization that seeks to promote compliance with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and its follow-up documents. In addition to supporting and providing liaison among 41 Helsinki committees and cooperating organizations, the IHF has direct links with human rights activists in countries where no Helsinki committees exist. It has consultative status with the United Nations and the Council of Europe.
Moscow, 18 July 2003. As part of its on-going monitoring of human rights problems in Chechnya, the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) dispatched a five-member mission to Ingushetiya and Chechnya from 13 - 17 July. On 15 July a team visited Grozny. The delegation consisted of Aage Borchgrevink of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Krassimir Kanev of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, Jan ter Laak of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Aleksandr Lyuboslavski of the Moscow Helsinki Group and Vladimir Weissman of the IHF.
Continued Impunity Demonstrates Need for ad hoc Tribunal
H.E. Eduard Shevardnadze
President of the Republic Georgia
380018 g. Tbilisi
pr. Rustaveli, 8
Statement on behalf of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, International League for Human Rights and International Service for Human Rights, 59th Session of the Commission on Human Rights, Agenda item 9 - Chechnya
Piatigorsk, North Caucasus, 31 March 2003,- We, the participants of the seminar, "Chechnya: The protection of individual rights and armed conflict", held in Piatigorsk, North Caucasus, 28-30 March 2003,
Report by the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF), jointly with the Caucasian Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Studies (CAUCASIA)
Moscow, 22 January 2003. While the Russian state takes steps to push displaced Chechens out of IDP camps and has organized a constitutional referendum in Chechnya for 23 March 2003 - promoting the notion that the situation is being "normalized" - civilians continue to be abducted, beaten, tortured and murdered by Russian military and security forces.