and military aspects
reports, legal issues
facts and oral traditions
are the Chechens
language, religion and culture
needs and aid efforts
communities, asylum politics and advice
working on Chechnya, Chechen websites and publications
news websites, newsgroups, and documentaries, further reading and
на Русском Языке
и практический совет беженцам
Chechnya Advocacy Network's overarching concern is the well-being
of people living in Chechnya, the North Caucasus region and migrants
from that region elsewhere in Russia and around the world. We strive
to support the creation of conditions in which they can live safe,
peaceful, healthy, productive and happy lives. All our other objectives
and pursuits are guided by this fundamental commitment.
In order to
promote and support these objectives, we are working to improve
the capacities of the Chechnya Advocacy Network and to shape it
into a highly effective professional not-for profit organization.
Chechnya and its residents our goals are the following:
In the short
term, we demand:
massive improvement in the human rights climate and the full introduction
of the rule of law,
as well as the immediate end of human rights violations by
all those currently responsible for them, i.e. the Russian federal
government's agencies, its armed forces and security services;Chechen
government agencies; other armed formations, including anti-government
- a concerted
effort to end armed violence and military action
by all groups currently relying on such methods. It is abundantly
clear that the majority of the victims of armed violence in Chechnya
are civilians. We therefore believe that military methods, such
as artillery fire, aerial bombings, landmines and roadside explosive
devices should not be employed in civilian areas and limited as
much as possible elsewhere.
- an immediate
end to discrimination against, and persecution of, ethnic Chechens
and members of other North Caucasus minorities on the territory
of the Russian Federation.
and safe access for humanitarian aid groups to Chechnya,
whether they are private humanitarian organizations or multilateral
and increased donor support for humanitarian aid, recovery
and development efforts in Chechnya.
for Chechen refugees fleeing persecution in countries
where they seek protection as well as fair procedures and legal
assistance for Chechen asylum-seekers.
For the future
political and constitutional framework that allows the
residents of Chechnya to live peaceful and productive lives, protects
their individual and community rights, enables them to participate
in a meaningful way in political decision-making and guarantees
their safety and dignity.
- a comprehensive
effort to fully rebuild the infrastructure, housing and economy
of Chechnya, with international participation to ensure a speedy
recovery through increased resources and expertise.
comprehensive effort to address the human dimension of post-war
rehabilitation, e.g. psychological counseling, health
care and care for invalids, schooling and job training, poverty
- a long-term
program for political reform, free media, the rule of
law and good governance, and the fight against corruption, with.
- a voluntary
return program for Chechen exiles, giving them an opportunity
to use skills acquired abroad to rebuild their communities.
organization, we aspire to achieve the following:
- a broad,
diverse and active base of members and supporters all
over the United States who share our concern for Chechnya and
- a professionally
organized and operated organization with strong relationships
with partners in the non-profit, government and academic fields
range of program activities in the areas of awareness
and advocacy as well as targeted humanitarian and rehabilitation
- a strong
and open hub for the growing Chechen diaspora.
crisis in Chechnya:
desperate poverty, people living in bombed-out ruins and squalid
camps, landmines causing daily casualties, widespread health problems
and a whole generation growing up without adequate schooling...
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