Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 2 Issue: 9

It was announced on February 22 that the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Alvaro Gil-Robles, will pay an official visit to Russia from February 26 to March 2, following a request by the Council’s Committee of Ministers. On February 27 and 28, Gil-Robles will travel to Chechnya, “where he will meet with representatives of the local and regional administration, of the [pro-Moscow] Chechen government and its Supreme Court” (Council of Europe Press Service, February 22).