Documenting human rights violations in North Caucasus
North Caucasus has been the scene of systematic human rights violations since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture and threats have been frequently committed by the federal Russians forces as well as the ruling local regimes in the North Caucasus republics.
Documentation of human rights violations is crucial for all human rights activists working for ending of impunity and strengthening rule of law. In cooperation with Memorial, one of the most experienced Russian human rights organizations working in North Caucasus, we now seeks to establish an archive of human rights violations, consisting of all Memorial’s collected materials in North Caucasus.
The archive will be a great asset not only for individuals seeking information on their family member’s fate, but also for researchers, journalists and historians.
Memorial was founded in early 1990´s and today runs several field offices with over 100 staff members all over Russia. The organisation rests on five programme pillars focusing on human rights work in North Caucasus, Russian federation and Central Asia.News.
Tags: Legal aid and Memorial.
Regions: The North Caucasus.