“Now the [verification] process is being initiated at the international level <...> We want to understand what exactly went wrong and why, in order to learn lessons and improve our work in the field of human rights,” the German division of Amnesty International said in a press release. who expressed their desire to take an active part in the process.
The German branch of the organization said that the report was prepared without the proper level of "delicacy and accuracy."
Next week, the Board of Directors will determine the procedure for conducting the investigation, the process for preparing the report and the timing of its publication. A legal and political analysis will also be carried out. The check has a high level of urgency, and national divisions, including the Ukrainian one, will be involved in the process.
On August 4, Amnesty International published a report that reported on the deployment of military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in residential areas, infrastructure facilities, including hospitals and schools. Human rights activists said that 22 out of 29 schools visited in southeastern Ukraine housed Ukrainian troops or weapons, and reported other violations. The report caused a strong reaction and was criticized. Kiev accused Amnesty International of trying to "shift responsibility from the aggressor to the victim." Because of the scandal, Per Westberg, the co-founder of the organization and a member of the Nobel Committee for Literature, resigned .