List of Issues Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee During its Periodic Review of the Russian Federation
129th SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE,
29 JUNE TO 30 JULY 2020
Submitted 1 June 2020 by:
LAWYERS COMMITTEE ON NUCLEAR POLICY
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1. In paragraph 66 of General Comment No. 36 on the right to life set out in Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the United Nations Human Rights Committee stated (endnotes omitted):Continue reading “Russian Nuclear Weapons Policy and the Right to Life”