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Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus extended for another year

13.07.2021 Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus extended for another year

On July 13, at the 47th session of the Human Rights Council, the Resolution on the human rights situation in Belarus was debated and passed.

"International community must work together to force authorities to respect human rights". HRC holds interactive dialogue on Belarus

05.07.2021 "International community must work together to force authorities to respect human rights". HRC holds interactive dialogue on Belarus

On July 5, at the 47th session of the UN Council on Human Rights, the issue of Belarus was raised during an interactive dialogue where the Special Rapporteur Anaïs Marin presented her regular report.

International human rights organizations urge HRC to support extension of mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus

22.06.2021 International human rights organizations urge HRC to support extension of mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus

The 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council will touch upon the Belarusian issue.

UN Senior Human Rights Advisor's work suspended in Belarus

21.06.2021 UN Senior Human Rights Advisor's work suspended in Belarus

Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Belarus, reported today to Deutsche Welle that the work of the Senior Human Rights Advisor's office has been suspended by the Belarusian government.

UN human rights experts denounce execution in Belarus

08.07.2019 UN human rights experts denounce execution in Belarus

Belarus must halt the executions of individuals who have submitted complaints to the Human Rights Committee, UN human rights experts said today upon being informed about the execution of Aleksandr Zhilnikov whose case is being examined by the Committee.

We can see dialogue beginning, UNHRC expert says

23.05.2019 We can see dialogue beginning, UNHRC expert says

On May 23, the Minsk-based Territory of Rights event space hosted a follow-up meeting on the concluding observations adopted by the UN Human Rights Committee after the consideration of Belarus’s fifth periodic report in October 2018.

UN HRC registers complaint of Belarusian death row prisoner

29.12.2018 UN HRC registers complaint of Belarusian death row prisoner

On December 24, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has registered the individual communication of death convict Aliaksandr Zhylnikau, according to the prisoner’s lawyer who visited him on December 27.

UN human rights experts condemn Belarus executions

13.12.2018 UN human rights experts condemn Belarus executions

GENEVA (12 December 2018) — UN human rights experts condemned Belarus for its continued use of the death penalty, following local news reports that the country, in defiance of the Human Rights Committee’s requests for a stay, had executed three people: Aleksei Mikhalenya, Semyon Berezhnoi and Igor Gershankov.

Belarus defies UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva report

09.10.2018 Belarus defies UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva report

The government of Belarus continues to refrain from cooperating with the UN Human Rights Committee, the Committee’s president Yuval Shany said during the presentation of the country’s first report in 20 years.

HRDs present alternative report on human rights situation in Belarus

02.10.2018 HRDs present alternative report on human rights situation in Belarus

On October 1, representatives of the national human rights coalition presented their alternative report on the human rights situation in Belarus. The preparation of the report involved 12 human rights organizations.

UN Human Rights Committee registers complaint of death convict Hershankou

16.07.2018 UN Human Rights Committee registers complaint of death convict Hershankou

On July 13, the UN Human Rights Committee confirmed the registration of an individual communication submitted on behalf of Ihar Hershankou, who was sentenced to death by the Mahilioŭ Regional Court on July 21, 2017.

UN HRC urges Belarus not to expel Iranian facing death in home country

07.12.2017 UN HRC urges Belarus not to expel Iranian facing death in home country

The UN Human Rights Committee has called on the Belarusian government not to expel Mehrdad Jamshidian, an Iranian national residing in Belarus, who is facing torture and the death penalty in his home country, human rights activist Raman Kisliak told BelaPAN.

UN HRC Accepts Complaint on Deadly Torture over Prisoner

27.06.2017 UN HRC Accepts Complaint on Deadly Torture over Prisoner

Mother of Aliaksandr Akulich, an administrative detainee who died on March 26, 2012 in Svetlahorsk temporary detention facility, has reported to Viasna that on June 12 the UN Human Rights Committee registered the individual complaint on violation of her son’s rights, the document number 2987/2017.

‘Tough and slow’: For the first time in 20 years Belarus reports to UN Human Rights Committee

19.05.2017 ‘Tough and slow’: For the first time in 20 years Belarus reports to UN Human Rights Committee

On May 18, Minsk hosted a discussion of the country’s periodic report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The document has already been submitted by the Government of Belarus to the United Nations Human Rights Committee. The event was organized jointly by the UN Office in Belarus and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Viasna still views Ministry of Justice’s decision on registration as predictable

10.05.2017 Viasna still views Ministry of Justice’s decision on registration as predictable

The relevance of the issue is due to the preparation of an alternative report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee currently done by a coalition of human rights organizations. The HRC experts included a request for clarification of the situation with the refusal to register the Human Rights Center "Viasna" in the list of issues to be addressed in the framework of Belarus’ reporting to the Committee.

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