Mobile Investigating Team in the North Caucasus
In the North Caucasus impunity for grave human rights violations, committed by law enforcement agents on the pretext of combating terrorism, is widespread and requires prompt and independent investigations.
Together with the Interregional Committee Against Torture (hereinafter: CAT) we support the Joint Mobile Group (hereinafter: JMG), whose members travel to Chechnya to monitor and investigate the most serious human rights violations. Together with them we are also updating their website and contributing to making it more attractive and efficient at reaching out to its target groups.
JMG was founded after the summer of 2009, when the security situation seriously deteriorated and it became too dangerous for other local Chechen organisations to perform this kind of investigations because of the high risks involved. It operates on a permanent but rotational basis.