Minsk City Court ignores UN rulings

2009 2009-03-24T22:32:27+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The civil panel of Minsk City Court have rejected the complaint lodged by Viktar Karneenka against the decision by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, denying the Civil Initiatives movement its rights to legal activity. Thus, Minsk City Court has supported an earlier decision by Minsk Leninski Court, stating that Viktar Karneenka, as head of the Civil Initiatives, cannot be the legal chair of the organization after its liquidation in 2003.

It is the Foreign Ministry who is in charge of implementing international treaties within Belarus. So, by passing the decision on the Civil Initiatives, the Foreign Ministry ignored the resolution by the UN Human Rights Committee, urging Belarus to reregister the NGO and provide compensation for its liquidation.