Ales Bialatski: Abolishing Position of Special Rapporteur on Belarus Is Result of Political Agreement
The United Nations Human Rights Council excluded Belarus and Cuba from the “black list” of the countries which need permanent monitoring. The positions of special rapporteurs on human rights in Belarus and Cuba have been cancelled, reports RFE/RL.
Unfortunately, the priority was given to the political pretext of abolishing this position. Moreover, it all happened on the background of canceling the same position for Cuba, where the human rights situation is even more terrifying.
The position of the special rapporteur on human rights was an opportunity to raise the issue of human rights violations in Belarus on the international level.
The special rapporteur on Belarus was quite active. He regularly prepared his reports on the situation. He made his last report on June 12th in
No doubt, we are losing a channel of delivering objective information and of unbiased evaluation of the situation which is happening in Belarus”.