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Terror in Chechnya is the definitive account of Russian war crimes in Chechnya. Emma Gilligan provides a comprehensive history of the second Chechen conflict of 1999 to 2005, revealing one of the most appalling human rights catastrophes of the modern era--one that has yet to be fully acknowledged by the international community. Drawing upon eyewitness testimony and interviews with refugees and key political and humanitarian figures, Gilligan tells for the first time the full story of the Russian military's systematic use of torture, disappearances, executions, and other punitive tactics against the Chechen population.

In Terror in Chechnya, Gilligan challenges Russian claims that civilian casualties in Chechnya were an unavoidable consequence of civil war. She argues that racism and nationalism were substantial factors in Russia's second war against the Chechens and the resulting refugee crisis. She does not ignore the war crimes committed by Chechen separatists and pro-Moscow forces. Gilligan traces the radicalization of Chechen fighters and sheds light on the Dubrovka and Beslan hostage crises, demonstrating how they undermined the separatist movement and in turn contributed to racial hatred against Chechens in Moscow.

A haunting testament of modern-day crimes against humanity, Terror in Chechnya also looks at the international response to the conflict, focusing on Europe's humanitarian and human rights efforts inside Chechnya.

Book News Annotation:

While the Russian government, as states will, indiscriminately labels its separatist foes among the Chechens "terrorists" in order to place them outside the bounds of acceptability, the terror in Chechnya documented here by Gilligan (Russian history and human rights, U. of Connecticut) is primarily state terror visited by the Russian government and military upon the Chechen civilian population. Covering the period 1999-2005, she describes the background to the conflict and details Russian involvement in bombings of civilians, torture, disappearances, and other war crimes and crimes against humanity. She also discusses Chechen responses, some of which were criminal as well (such as the Beslan school seizure of 2004), the responses of Russian civil society, the failures of international organizations to address the crisis, and efforts by Chechens to seek redress at the European Court of Human Rights. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"This book constitutes a major step forward in the study of war crimes and human rights violations during the second Russo-Chechen war. In Gilligan's view, the principal objective of the Russian leadership was the subjugation and punishment of the Chechen populace. Her book is unprecedented in scope. Henceforth, those interested in this subject will turn first to this volume as a treasure trove of information."--John B. Dunlop, author of Russia Confronts Chechnya

"This is an important study of the human rights disaster that befell the people of Chechnya in the wake of renewed warfare between Russian armed forces and the breakaway republic in 1999. Terror in Chechnya, is a valuable contribution to our understanding of a long-neglected human rights tragedy."--Matthew Evangelista, author of The Chechen Wars

Synopsis:

Terror in Chechnya is the definitive account of Russian war crimes in Chechnya. Emma Gilligan provides a comprehensive history of the second Chechen conflict of 1999 to 2005, revealing one of the most appalling human rights catastrophes of the modern era--one that has yet to be fully acknowledged by the international community. Drawing upon eyewitness testimony and interviews with refugees and key political and humanitarian figures, Gilligan tells for the first time the full story of the Russian military's systematic use of torture, disappearances, executions, and other punitive tactics against the Chechen population.

In Terror in Chechnya, Gilligan challenges Russian claims that civilian casualties in Chechnya were an unavoidable consequence of civil war. She argues that racism and nationalism were substantial factors in Russia's second war against the Chechens and the resulting refugee crisis. She does not ignore the war crimes committed by Chechen separatists and pro-Moscow forces. Gilligan traces the radicalization of Chechen fighters and sheds light on the Dubrovka and Beslan hostage crises, demonstrating how they undermined the separatist movement and in turn contributed to racial hatred against Chechens in Moscow.

A haunting testament of modern-day crimes against humanity, Terror in Chechnya also looks at the international response to the conflict, focusing on Europe's humanitarian and human rights efforts inside Chechnya.

About the Author

Emma Gilligan is assistant professor of Russian history and human rights at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of "Defending Human Rights in Russia: Sergei Kovalyov, Dissident and Human Rights Commissioner, 1969-2003".

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Ac know ledg ments xi

Introduction 1

PART ONE: THE CRIMES

CHAPTER 1: THE BOMBING, 1999? 2000 23

The Prelude to War 23

The Assault on Chechnya 32

CHAPTER 2: THE ZACHISTKA, 2000? 2002 50

The Massacre at Novye Aldy 54

Torture at Chernokozovo 58

Temporary Filtration Points 62

CHAPTER 3: THE DISAPPEARANCES, 2002? 5 77

Th e Early Cases 78

Chechenization 83

Summary Executions and Mass Graves 91

CHAPTER 4: FINDING REFUGE 98

Evacuation Routes 99

The Humanitarian Response and Forced Migrant Status 103

Forced Evictions and the Politics of Normalization 110

Asylum in Eu rope 118

PART TWO: THE RESPONSE

CHAPTER 5: CHECHEN RETALIATION 123

Budennovsk and Kizliar 127

Dubrovka and Operation Boomerang 130

Beslan 138

CHAPTER 6: CIVIL SOCIETY REACTS 144

The Journalists: Babitskii, Politkovskaia,

Abdulaeva, and Aliev 146

The Moscow Human Rights Community 157

Local Chechen Re sis tance 161

CHAPTER 7: INTERNATIONAL FAILURE 165

The UN Commission on Human Rights 166

The Council of Europe 168

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) 174

The United States and the War on Terror 177

A War Crimes Tribunal for Chechnya 179

CHAPTER 8: SEEKING JUSTICE IN EU ROPE: CHECHENS AT THE EUROPE AN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS 183

NGO Justice 186

Human Rights Case I: Isaeva, Iusupova and Bazaeva v. Russia 188

Human Rights Cases II and III: Bazorkina v. Russia and Luluev v. Russia 192

Human Rights Case IV: Chitaev and Chitaev v. Rus sia 197

Public Hearings 199

CONCLUSION 204

Notes 213

Bibliography 241

Index 265

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691130798
Subtitle:
Russia and the Tragedy of Civilians in War
Author:
Gilligan, Emma
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
Human rights -- Russia (Federation)
Subject:
Russia (Federation) Military policy.
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Political Science and International Relations
Subject:
European History
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Copyright:
Series:
Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity
Publication Date:
November 2009
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 halftones.
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 23 oz

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"Synopsis" by , "This book constitutes a major step forward in the study of war crimes and human rights violations during the second Russo-Chechen war. In Gilligan's view, the principal objective of the Russian leadership was the subjugation and punishment of the Chechen populace. Her book is unprecedented in scope. Henceforth, those interested in this subject will turn first to this volume as a treasure trove of information."--John B. Dunlop, author of Russia Confronts Chechnya

"This is an important study of the human rights disaster that befell the people of Chechnya in the wake of renewed warfare between Russian armed forces and the breakaway republic in 1999. Terror in Chechnya, is a valuable contribution to our understanding of a long-neglected human rights tragedy."--Matthew Evangelista, author of The Chechen Wars

"Synopsis" by , Terror in Chechnya is the definitive account of Russian war crimes in Chechnya. Emma Gilligan provides a comprehensive history of the second Chechen conflict of 1999 to 2005, revealing one of the most appalling human rights catastrophes of the modern era--one that has yet to be fully acknowledged by the international community. Drawing upon eyewitness testimony and interviews with refugees and key political and humanitarian figures, Gilligan tells for the first time the full story of the Russian military's systematic use of torture, disappearances, executions, and other punitive tactics against the Chechen population.

In Terror in Chechnya, Gilligan challenges Russian claims that civilian casualties in Chechnya were an unavoidable consequence of civil war. She argues that racism and nationalism were substantial factors in Russia's second war against the Chechens and the resulting refugee crisis. She does not ignore the war crimes committed by Chechen separatists and pro-Moscow forces. Gilligan traces the radicalization of Chechen fighters and sheds light on the Dubrovka and Beslan hostage crises, demonstrating how they undermined the separatist movement and in turn contributed to racial hatred against Chechens in Moscow.

A haunting testament of modern-day crimes against humanity, Terror in Chechnya also looks at the international response to the conflict, focusing on Europe's humanitarian and human rights efforts inside Chechnya.

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