Homel NGOs to establish organization on disregard of decisions of the UN Human Rights Committee
On 12 February in Homel there took
place a meeting of the civil and political activists, the violation
of whose rights by Belarus had been officially confirmed by decisions
of the UN Human Rights Committee or whose complaints are pending at
The problem of the refusal of the Government of Belarus to implement the decisions of the UN Human Rights Committee and the possible actions to correct this situation have been discussed at the meeting.
It was proposed to establish a national public organization which would deal with looking for the methods to change the practice of neglect of the undertakings under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by Belarus.
The organization is expected to unite the efforts of all persons who have the appropriate decisions of the Committee at hand, as well as those who has just filed complaints or are simply interested in this issue and are ready to work for its solution. At present, this concerns many well-known public and political activists of Belarus whose complaints have been considered, that's why the initiators of the organization count on the future cooperation within the framework of the organizing committee and the organization itself.
The meeting participants proposed to include some of the present people in the organizing committee: Leanid Sudalenka (the Homel Center of Strategic Suits, Homel), Viktar Karniayenka (the co-chairman of the campaign "For Fair Elections", Minsk) and Pavel Levinau (a member of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, Vitsebsk).