OSCE Experts Present Findings on Child Abductions in Ukraine to Permanent Council

PeopleOther ♦ Published: May 4, 2023; 22:56 ♦ (Vindobona)

A recent report by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) demonstrates that practices that violate international humanitarian law have been used in the abduction of Ukrainian children to areas controlled by Russia, or even as far away as Russia itself. OSCE experts were tasked to establish the facts and circumstances surrounding possible violations of OSCE commitments and possible cases of war crimes.

A report by the OSCE finds practices in the abduction of Ukrainian children to Russian-controlled parts of Ukraine or Russia to violate international humanitarian law. / Picture: © Vindobona.org

The report was presented to the OSCE Permanent Council following the OSCE Moscow Mechanism mission of experts undertaken by Professor Veronika Bílková, Dr. Cecilie Hellestveit, and Dr. Elīna Šteinerte.

The experts from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe presented their findings on violations and abuses of international humanitarian and human rights law,…