International Tribunal for Chechnya

International Tribunal for ChechnyaThe Russian-Chechen Friendship Society’s (RCFS) major study on war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Second Chechen War, “International Tribunal for Chechnya” («Международный трибунал для Чечни»), is now available in PDF:

Part 1: [pdf, 2.4mb]
Part 2: [pdf, 2.8mb]

You can also read the study on Scribd:

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Part 2:

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The study looks at the legal prospects of initiating individual criminal proceedings against persons suspected of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in the course of the military conflict in the Chechen Republic, including Russia’s current leadership.

Natalia Estemirova, a leading member of the human rights organisation Memorial’s office in the Chechen capital, Grozny, contributed much of the material that went into the study. She was murdered in Chechnya on 15 July 2009, the same day that the study was presented in Moscow.

The study can also be read at The authors of the study will not disclose the publisher of the book or where it was printed for fear of reprisals. The study will soon be published in Finnish by film director Aki Kaurismäki’s publishing company, Sputnik.

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