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Media advisory - Press conference by the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine

14 June 2022

Members of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on Ukraine will give a hybrid press conference in Kyiv at the conclusion of their first visit to Ukraine. 

The Commissioners travelled to Ukraine from 7 to 16 June to meet victims and witnesses of alleged human rights violations, including internally displaced people, and representatives of the Government, Parliament, and the judiciary. They also met with civil society organisations and United Nations agencies. In addition to visiting Kyiv, the Commissioners undertook field visits to Lviv, Irpin, Bucha, Kharkiv, Sumy, Trostyanets, and Okhtyrka. 

Commissioners Erik Møse (Chair), Jasminka Džumhur and Pablo de Greiff will update the media about their visit and fact-findings activities. 

Date and time: Wednesday 15 June 2022 at 11:00 a.m., Kyiv time (10 a.m., Geneva time) 

Venue for in-person participation: Ukraine Crisis Media Centre - Khreshchatyk Street, 2 – Kyiv – Ukraine 

Remote participation: via Zoom [link and password will be sent to journalists who confirm their participation] 

Background information: 

The UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine is an independent body mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to, among other things, investigate all alleged violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, and related crimes in the context of the aggression against Ukraine by the Russian Federation; to establish the facts, circumstances and root causes of any such violations and abuses; and to collect, consolidate and analyse evidence of such violations and abuses, including their gender dimension, in view of any future legal proceedings. The Commission will submit reports of its activities to the General Assembly in October 2022, and to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2023. 

More information about the Commission can be found on the CoI Ukraine webpage. 

Media contacts and information on remote participation:

(Travelling with CoI) Joël Mermet, Coordinator, CoI Ukraine, at coi-ukraine@un.org

(In Geneva): Rolando Gómez, HRC Media Officer, at rolando.gomez@un.org / +41 (0)22 917 97 11

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

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

Media advisory - Press conference by the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine

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