Russia questions strengthened rights remit

Michel Forst addresses the Human Rights Council. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré (file)

Proposals to reinforce the remit of UN investigators received a swift rebuttal from the Russian Federation at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday.

The Russian delegation's comments follow Special Rapporteur Michel Forst's presentation of his first official report to the UN assembly.

In his address, the rapporteur said he envisaged a more in-depth country review process and more coordination with other UN agencies. Daniel Johnson has more.

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