The Human Rights House Network meeting in Moscow in January praised the European Court of Human Rights’ decision to hear six cases where Russian forces are accused of human rights violations in the Chechen Republic. (20 February, 2003)

Mr. Bjørn Engesland from the Norwegian Helsinki Committee remarked that: “This is a clear example of what it means to be part of the Council of Europe: that if you violate and gravely abuse the human rights of your own citizens, and don´t deal with it in a sufficient way within your own legal system, it will eventually be dealt with by the international human rights court in Strasbourg”

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