Decision 1 (46) on the Russian Federation : Russian Federation. 09/03/95.
Convention Abbreviation: CERD
A. Decisions adopted by the Committee
25. The following decisions were adopted by the Committee under this agenda item at its forty-sixth session.
1 (46). Report requested urgently from the Russian Federation
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination views with concern the situation of human rights in the Republic of Chechnya. It expresses alarm over the disproportionate use of force by the Russian armed forces and the massive loss of life which has resulted in Chechnya. The Committee deplores the destruction of civilian property. It condemns all violations of human rights and of international humanitarian law. It calls for all those who have committed such violations to be brought to justice.
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination calls urgently for an immediate cessation to the fighting and for a dialogue to achieve a peaceful solution while respecting the territorial integrity and the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
The twelfth and thirteenth periodic reports of the Russian Federation were due on 5 March 1992 and 1994 respectively. Bearing in mind its powers under article 9, paragraph 1 (b), of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Committee requests the Russian Federation to expedite its periodic reports to permit their consideration at the Committee's forty-seventh session.
The Committee further requests the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to inform it of the results of his dialogue with the Russian Government in implementation of his mandate with a view to securing respect for all human rights.
9 March 1995