Supreme Court rules in favour of Ministry of Justice
The Supreme Court of Belarus dismissed the claim by the ‘Razam’ independent trade union against the Ministry of Justice, which refused the Union state registration, Radio Racyja reports quoting the organization’s chair Iryna Yaskevich. In her verdict, Judge Larysa Filimanikhina claimed that one of the claimants Mikalai Kaniukh had been illegally elected and therefore had no legal authority to sign the claim.
According to Mrs. Yaskevich, the decision is absurd, since Mikhail Kaniukh had previously signed applications submitted to the Ministry of Justice, which met no official claims. ‘We think that the verdict fails to meet the standards of the International Labour Organization,’ says Mrs. Yaskevich.
The Union’s head also said a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee might be drafted in the near future.