UN expert on summary executions to visit Ukraine


The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Dr Morris Tidball-Binz, will make an official visit to Ukraine from 20 to 31 May 2024, at the invitation of the Government.

Tidball-Binz will examine how unlawful deaths are investigated, primarily those resulting from the current armed conflict, including extrajudicial executions, deaths in custody and gender-based killings. He will also look at how the rights of victims are addressed.

“I will be adopting a victim-centred approach, giving particular attention to the rights of victims and their families to truth, justice and reparation,” the expert said. The Special Rapporteur will also assess legislative and institutional frameworks in place to effectively prevent and investigate unlawful deaths and the level of implementation of recommendations from his mandate’s previous visit in 2015.

During his visit, the Special Rapporteur will meet with State authorities, national and international investigative bodies, civil society organisations, as well as victims and their families.

The Special Rapporteur will hold a press conference on Friday 31 May 2024, at 15:00 local time at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 5 Alla Tarasova Street, Kyiv, Paris Hall. Access will be strictly limited to journalists.

The expert will present the report on his visit to the 59th session of the UN Human Rights Council in June 2025.

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