Rapporteur on human rights in the North Caucasus to visit Moscow and Grozny

 Frank Schwabe (Germany, SOC), who is preparing a report on “the continuing need to restore human rights and the rule of law in the North Caucasus region” for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), is to make a fact-finding visit to Moscow and Grozny from 18-20 September 2019.

He is due to meet representatives of the authorities in both locations, as well as representatives of civil society. Topics to be discussed include the human rights situation in the region, in particular the ongoing climate of impunity and the failure to investigate cases of torture and disappearances, as well as the persecution of LGBTI people.