Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 2 Issue: 2

It has been reported that two senior officials of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Lord Frank Judd of Great Britain and Rudolf Binding of Germany, intend to visit Russia on January 13-17. The two monitors are to make use of the trip to prepare a report for the assembly’s winter meeting, scheduled for January 22-26 in Strasbourg, which is to debate whether to reinstate Russia’s voting rights in PACE. On January 14, Lord Judd is due to visit Chechnya and to look into the human rights situation in that war-torn republic (Agence France Presse, January 2; Russian agencies, January 3).