Sunday, February 19, 2006

Chechnya: Shaking Off The Apathy

At caucaz.com, correspondent Thibault Courcelle writes about how the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is at long last shaking off its apathy with regard to the issue of Chechnya:
On 25 January 2006, after much inaction, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in its debate on the Chechen situation, finally passed a resolution condemning the methods employed by Russian security forces in Chechnya and harshly criticised the Committee of Ministers, the Council of Europe's executive body, for its passivity in the face of the continuing human rights abuses in the province. The resolution, accompanied by a recommendation, has yet to be approved by the Council of Ministers, but will probably bring about little change.
Read the whole thing.

(via chechnya-sl)
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