Smarhon resident submits complaint to UN Human Rights Committee

2009 2009-11-25T19:03:24+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Viktar Kavaleuski from the town of Smarhon, Hrodna region, has submitted an individual complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee, claiming that he was illegally forced to pay membership fee to an organization, while he was not its member, reports. 
Mr. Kavaleuski tried to appeal the decision at a number of courts of various levels, including Smarhon District Court and the Supreme Court of Belarus. However, the courts took the side of the town authorities. Therefore, Mr. Kavaleuski asks the Committee to establish that Article 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights has been violated by the Republic of Belarus.