Conclusion of the EU Council on Establishing the EU - Belarus Human Rights Dialogue
2936th JUSTICE and HOME AFFAIRS Council meeting
Luxembourg, 6 April 2009
The Council adopted the following conclusions:
1. "The Council recalls its conclusions on Belarus from 16 March 2009, in which the Council
looked forward to the launch of a Human Rights Dialogue with the Republic of Belarus.
2. The Council notes that the objectives of the Human Rights dialogue with the Republic of
Belarus are on the one hand to raise human rights issues in Belarus and in the European
Union and, on the other hand, to discuss questions of mutual interest and enhance dialogue on
human rights topics in multilateral fora.
3. The Council decides to launch a structured Troika Human Rights Dialogue with the Republic
of Belarus. The dialogue should be held at least once per year, with meetings convened
alternately in the Republic of Belarus and in the European Union."