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Interactive Dialog on Belarus held at 50th Session of the Human Rights Council

29.06.2022 Interactive Dialog on Belarus held at 50th Session of the Human Rights Council

UN Special Rapporteur Anaïs Marin presented her report on the situation of human rights in Belarus that was by the Interactive Dialogue on the human rights situation in Belarus.

UN report: Belarus must release political prisoners and investigate human rights violations

01.04.2022 UN report: Belarus must release political prisoners and investigate human rights violations

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet presented report “Situation of human rights in Belarus in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and in its aftermath”

Belarus: What Accountability for Torture

16.03.2022 Belarus: What Accountability for Torture

Invitation to a virtual side-event at the margins of the 49th session of HRC dedicated to Belarus

UN Human Rights Committee condemns execution of Victor Pavlov

10.03.2022 UN Human Rights Committee condemns execution of Victor Pavlov

The Committee had requested Belarus to halt his execution while the independent experts examined his allegations of human rights violations

Belarus: Next steps toward accountability at the Human Rights Council

28.02.2022 Belarus: Next steps toward accountability at the Human Rights Council

Watch the full recording of a side event hosted ahead of the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council

HRDs call for renewal of mandate of OHCHR examination of human rights situation in Belarus

23.02.2022 HRDs call for renewal of mandate of OHCHR examination of human rights situation in Belarus

Joint Letter to the UN Human Rights Council on the Situation in Belarus

“Criminal prosecution of Viasna members is not related to their work,” authorities respond to the UN request

11.02.2022 “Criminal prosecution of Viasna members is not related to their work,” authorities respond to the UN request

What Belarusian government responded to Special Rapporteurs' request on search and detention of human rights defenders, NGO representatives, and independent media

UNHRC confirms multiple violations in case of executed prisoner Aliaksei Mikhalenia

27.09.2021 UNHRC confirms multiple violations in case of executed prisoner Aliaksei Mikhalenia

The Committee concludes that that Mikhalenia’s right to life under article 6 of the Covenant was violated, since he was sentenced to death after an unfair trial.

UN Human Rights Committee rules in lawyer Aleh Aheyeu’s 2011 disbarment case

30.07.2021 UN Human Rights Committee rules in lawyer Aleh Aheyeu’s 2011 disbarment case

The Committee concluded that the “revocation of the author’s lawyer’s licence and the manner it was done reveal a grave and unjustifiable interference by the State party’s authorities with the fundamental principle of the independence of the legal profession.”

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.

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