UN committee to consider human rights situation in Chechnya

The 79th session of the Human Rights Committee which controls the implementation of the International pact on civil and political rights of 1966 and two protocols by the UN members states opens in Geneva on Monday.

On October 23-24 the committee including 18 independent experts from different countries is to consider Russia's 5th regular report. The Russian delegation headed by Justice Minister Yuri Chaika is to present the report.

The experts of the committee will also consider alternative documents drafted by Russian non-governmental organizations. "A detailed and complicated discussion" is expected, a diplomatic source in Geneva said. The human rights situation in the Chechen Republic is on the agenda.

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