War waged by Russia has devastating effect on children – UN Commission


An Independent International Commission of Inquiry to investigate violations of human rights in the context of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, established by the UN Human Rights Council, says the war has a devastating effect on the rights and lives of children.

That’s according to a report, posted on the OHCHR website, as seen by Ukrinform.

The Commission expresses concern about the devastating situation which continues to affect children’s rights and lives.

The spectrum of their endangered rights is constantly multiplying. In addition to documented cases of violations to the personal integrity of children, mothers told us that children are facing challenges accessing education. Destroyed and demolished schools in many cases, especially in the zone of military operations, prevent physical access to education.

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Additionally, attacks on transport and energy infrastructure limit mobility of patients and indirectly reduces enjoyment of the right to health.

“Consistent with our mandate, we will continue to investigate violations of international human rights law, international humanitarian law and related crimes, and, where possible, seek to identify those responsible,” the Commission said in its statement.

According to the UN, 6,557 civilians were killed and 10,074 were injured as a result of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, it is noted that the real numbers are much higher due to restrictions on access to the combat zones.

As reported, on March 4, the UN Human Rights Council adopted the resolution on human rights in Ukraine as a result of Russian aggression.” According to the document, the Council established the Independent International Commission to Investigate Russian War Crimes in Ukraine.

The Commission is composed of Erik Møse (chair), Jasminka Dzumhur, and Pablo de Greiff.

Source: War waged by Russia has devastating effect on children - UN Commission

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