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Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine to Conduct Mission to the Country

09 November 2023

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VIENNA/GENEVA (9 November 2023) - Members of the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine will undertake their next visit to the country from 13 to 16 November 2023. 

The Commissioners will travel to Kyiv as part of their ongoing fact-finding mission to investigate alleged human rights violations and abuses, and international humanitarian law violations.

The three Commissioners taking part in the mission - Erik Møse (Chair), Pablo de Greiff and Vrinda Grover - are expected to meet government officials, members of civil society, representatives of United Nations agencies and international organizations to discuss the situation in the country. 

Background: The UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine is an independent body mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate all alleged violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, and related crimes in the context of the aggression against Ukraine by the Russian Federation. Its aim is to establish the facts, circumstances and root causes of any such violations and abuses; and to collect, consolidate and analyse evidence of such violations and abuses, including their gender dimension, in view of any future legal proceedings. The Commission will submit a comprehensive report to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2024. 

More information on the work of the Commission can be found here

For media requests and queries, please contact:

Saule Mukhametrakhimova (travelling with the Commission), Commission of Inquiry Media Adviser, at [email protected] / (+43)-676 349 3464; or in Geneva: Todd Pitman, Media Adviser for the UN Human Rights Council’s Investigative Missions, [email protected] or Mobile (+41) 76 691 1761; or Pascal Sim, Human Rights Council Media Officer, [email protected] / +41 79 477 4411.

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