Adrian Severin to Report on Situation of Human Rights in Belarus
During 2006 the situation of human rights in Belarus continued deteriorating. This is the conclusion of the report of Adrian Severin, Special Rapporteur on sitation of human rights in Belarus. On 12 June the rapporteur is to characterize the situation of protection of the fundamental human rights and liberties in detail at the fifth session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
According to Mr. Severin, Belarus does not implement its international undertakings on human rights. That’s why, being guided by the UN charter, the rapporteur proposes to the UN Security Council to take the appropriate measures for making Belarus implement its legal duties.
The well-known human rights activist Ales Bialiatski will take part in the session of the Human Rights Council as well. To his mind, the activity of the Special Rapporteur on human rights Belarus Adrin Severin is extremely important. His conclusions and estimations were completely confirmed by the majority of the influential European organizations. ‘Today it would be a very shortsighted position to state that his views are of subjective and political nature and that Special Rapporteur exceeds his powers. The role of the Special Rapporteur on control of the situation of human rights in Belarus can not be underestimated. The conclusions and recommendations of Adrian Severin concerning the situation in Belarus meet the reality. Let us hope that they will be ignored neither by the international community, nor by the Belarusian authorities,’ commented Ales Bialiatski.
The full text of Adrian Severin’s report in English can be found at: http://www.spring96.org/download/report_severin_2007_en.pdf