Written contribution to the UN HRC within the review of Russia’s compliance with ICCPR by ZMINA and JFJ

Justice for Journalists Foundation (JFJ) and Human Rights Centre ZMINA submitted a written contribution to the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) prior to review of Russia’s compience with its obligations under International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)  in February 2022.

The focus of the submission is the situation of media workers and media outlets since the consideration of Russia’s seventh periodic report in March 2015 and Russia’s compliance with its obligations enshrined in Article 19 of the ICCPR.

Due to the illegal occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine by the Russian Federation since 2014, this submission recognises the responsibility of Russia as an occupying power to respect and ensure a wide range of human rights in Crimea in the framework of its international obligations, including the ICCPR.

The submission is available in English .

With the fullflatch invasion outbroken on February 24, 2022 by the Russian Federation in Ukraine the review of Russia was postponed.  

The 50th Session of the UN HRC will resume the review of Russia’s compliance with its obligations under theICCPR and will take place on 13 June to 8 July 2022.

Recently JFJ and ZMINA have submitted an update to the HRC higlighing new develpments and violations of human rights, including information regarding the human rights violations in the teterritoreis of Ukraine that came under control of Russia after 24 February 2022 .  

The update to submission is available in English.