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26.02.2021 Belarus human rights situation deteriorating further, warns UN rights chief
A “systematic crackdown” against dissent in Belarus is continuing, months since the country’s disputed presidential election last year, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has told the Human Rights Council.
26.02.2021 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Oral Statement by Right Livelihood Award Foundation
Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on Belarus
19.02.2021 OHCHR report to UN Human Rights Council reveals serious violations of human rights in Belarus
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights submitted a report to the forty-sixth session of the UN Human Rights Council covering the situation of human rights in Belarus. The report examines the events during the electoral campaign and the situation that unfolded around and following the presidential election of 9 August 2020.
26.01.2021 BHC and Viasna’s submission to Committee against Torture ahead of Belarus UPR session
The Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" have prepared a number of issues and questions to be addressed to the government of Belarus during the forthcoming review of its human rights record at the 70th session of the UN Committee against Torture.
13.01.2021 Belarus denies allegations of arbitrary detention of woman human rights defenders
The Belarusian government has replied to a October 23 joint letter by a number of UN experts concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of and judicial proceedings against woman human rights defenders Marina Dubina, Irina Sukhiy, and Maria Rabkova.
05.12.2020 UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges government of Belarus to end ongoing human rights violations
The human rights situation in Belarus continues to deteriorate, particularly with respect to peaceful assembly, the UN rights chief said on Friday, urging the government to put an end to ongoing violations and “take steps towards a genuine, respectful and inclusive national dialogue”.
20.11.2020 UN experts call for probe into violence against protesters
UN human rights experts said they were gravely concerned by increased reports of mass detentions, intimidation and torture, and called on authorities to conduct a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into the excessive use of force and unlawful retaliation at peaceful protests.
14.11.2020 Violations continuing against Belarus protesters, UN human rights office warns
More than three months on from the disputed presidential election in Belarus, the Belarusian Government continues to “wield the machinery of the State to commit human rights violations”, the Spokesperson for the UN human rights office warned on Friday.
03.11.2020 UN experts decry threats against women human rights defenders in Belarus
Independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council criticised Belarus for persecuting women human rights defenders in the context of the mass protests taking place in the country since August.
31.10.2020 Belarus’ human rights record to be examined by Universal Periodic Review
Belarus’ human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Monday, 2 November 2020 in a meeting that will be webcast live in English and Russian.
27.10.2020 Establishing independent judicial system should top the agenda for future reforms, says UN expert
The UN's human rights expert on Belarus called on the Government to promptly stop repressing its own people and establish an independent judicial system as a way to overcome the current political crisis in the country.
14.10.2020 HRDs voice priority recommendations to Belarusian authorities within UPR procedure
On October 12, an online pre-session was held for UN Human Rights Council delegations as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) procedure. The session featured submissions from a number of Belarusian non-governmental human rights organizations.
25.09.2020 UN human rights experts: Belarus must release opposition leader Maria Kalesnikava
UN human rights experts today called on Belarus to release prominent opposition leader Maria Kalesnikava, and to bring to justice those responsible for her enforced disappearance.
19.09.2020 Human Rights Council adopts resolution on situation of human rights in Belarus
UN HRC Calls Upon the Belarusian Authorities to Enter into a Dialogue with the Political Opposition
18.09.2020 Human Rights Council holds urgent debate on the situation of human rights in Belarus
The Human Rights Council this morning held an urgent debate on the situation of human rights in Belarus.