UN names experts to probe possible Ukraine war crimes

New York: United Nations on Wednesday named three human rights experts who will probe possible war crimes in Ukraine. Russia faces accusations of indiscriminate bombardment of civilians in Ukraine.

The independent panel will be led by Erik Mose of Norway and it will investigate alleged human rights abuses and also violations of international humanitarian law “in the context of the aggression against Ukraine by the Russian Federation,” a statement said. It is to report initial findings in September.

The UN Human Rights Council has created the commission of inquiry for one year at the request of Ukraine and its allies including the European Union, Britain, and the United States. Under the resolution on Ukraine adopted by the 47-member Geneva forum, the panel will interview witnesses and collect forensic material for any future legal proceedings.

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