Supreme Court Ignores UN Conclusions
Five years ago the human rights activist from Brest applied to the UN Committee on Human Rights complained against his detention in 2000, when he spent a night in a cell and was fined for handing out the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Having signed and ratified the International Convent of Political and Civil Rights and the facultative protocol to it Belarus undertook to recognize the competence of the committee and willingly implement its decisions. The answer of the Supreme Court witnesses that the Republic of Belarus violates its international undertakings.
Uladzimir Vialichkin asked to reverse the verdict of Brest Leninski Borough Court issued on 15 January 2001. As a result, he received the following answer from the judge of the Supreme Court V. Kalinkovich that contradicts to the observations of the UN Committee on Human Rights and sounds enigmatic.: “This application is not satisfied because You (Vialichkin) received well-grounded punishment for violation of part 1 of Article 167-1 and Article 166 according to the national legislative acts that were in action when you committed the violation.”