On 21 February, Arbour was in the North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, where she held talks with the regional President Murat Zyazikov and met with Ingush refugees of the 1992 conflict in North Ossetia.
On 22 February, Arbour heads to North Ossetia where she will visit Beslan, the site of the bloody school siege in 2004 that left more than 330 people dead, many of them children.
Before ending her stay, Arbour will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is expected to raise what Russia sees as the "politicization of human rights" and "double standards" in the international community's approach to such issues.
The Chechnya Conflict
The aftermath of a December 2002 Chechen resistance attack on the main government building in Grozny (epa)