Minister of Foreign Affairs congratulates Erik Møse on appointment as Chair of Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine

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‘I would like to congratulate Erik Møse on his appointment as Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt.

The UN Human Rights Council decided to establish a Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine on 4 March. The Commission will investigate all alleged human rights violations and abuses and violations of international humanitarian law in the context of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine. The Commission consists of three human rights experts: Jasminka Džumhur from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Pablo de Greiff from Colombia and Erik Møse from Norway. Mr Møse has been appointed as chair.

‘I am very pleased that the UN has appointed the members of the Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine so quickly, as this will enable the Commission to start work as soon as possible,’ said Ms Huitfeldt.

Mr Møse has wide-ranging experience in the fields of international human rights law and international criminal law. He has previously served as Justice in the Supreme Court of Norway, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and as a judge of the European Court of Human Rights.

‘Throughout his career, Mr Møse has demonstrated a strong commitment to promoting human rights. His expertise will be invaluable to the Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine and he will play a key role in ensuring that the Commission fulfils its mandate effectively,’ said Ms Huitfeldt.