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    UNIS/MA/312
    22 September 2022

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    Press conference in Geneva by the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine on Friday

    GENEVA/VIENNA, 22 September (UN Information Service) – Members of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine will give a press conference in Geneva at the conclusion of the oral update to the Human Rights Council.

    Date and time: Friday 23 September 2022 at 13:30 Geneva time.

    The press conference will be streamed live on UN webcast here

    Commissioners Erik Møse (Chair), Jasminka Džumhur and Pablo de Greiff will update the media about preliminary findings of their work.

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    Background information:

    The UN Human Rights Council created the Independent Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine to investigate violations and abuses of human rights, violations of international humanitarian law, and other crimes that may have been committed in the context of the aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine. The Commission is required to present its findings and recommendations, including on accountability of those responsible for the violations to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2023. Before then the Commission, in form of an oral update, will present preliminary findings to the Human Rights Council on 23 September 2022, and will submit a report to the General Assembly in October 2022. 

    More information about the Commission can be found here

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    For further information, contact:

    Saule Mukhametrakhimova, Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine Media Adviser, at saule.mukhametrakhimova[at]un.org / +43 676 3493464

    Rolando Gómez, HRC Media Officer, at rolando.gomez[at]un.org / +41 (0)22 917 97 11

    Matthew Brown, HRC Public Information Officer, at matthew.brown[at]un.org / +41 (0)22 917 98 13

    or Pascal Sim, HRC Public Information Officer, at simp[at]un.org / +41 (0) 917 97 63.