Human Rights Watch: "We highlight obstacles to education for children with disabilities; military use of schools and attacks on schools by Russia-backed forces in Eastern Ukraine; the discriminatory 2013 Anti-LGBT “Propaganda Law” and the rise in attacks on LGBT people; palliative care and access to pain medications for the terminally-ill; punitive house-burning in Chechnya; and violations of migrant workers’ rights in preparation for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics"

posted 30 Jan 2017, 06:39 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 30 Jan 2017, 06:40 ]
"We write in advance of your upcoming pre-sessional review of the Russian Federation’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). This submission relates to Articles 2, 7, 11, 12, 13, and 15 of the ICESCR. We highlight obstacles to education for children with disabilities; military use of schools and attacks on schools by Russia-backed forces in Eastern Ukraine; the discriminatory 2013 Anti-LGBT “Propaganda Law” and the rise in attacks on LGBT people; palliative care and access to pain medications for the terminally-ill; punitive house-burning in Chechnya; and violations of migrant workers’ rights in preparation for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. We hope to see the Committee take up these issues as part of its examination of the Russian government’s implementation of the ICESCR."

- Human Rights Watch

Source:
'Human Rights Watch submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in advance of its 60th pre-sessional review of the Russian Federation,' Human Rights Watch, 25 January 2017
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