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Belarusian NGOs sent its report as part of the Universal Periodic Review to the UN


Report, presented to the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, provides an overview of situation with the human rights in Belarus. Human rights defenders have expressed anxiety about the lack of real progress on key problem spheres of human rights in the country, noting concrete steps of the implementation of the recommendations made and accepted by Belarus in the first cycle of the UPR.

The report was prepared by the following organizations: “Belarusian Helsinki Committee“, HRC “Viasna”, PU “Center for Legal Transformation“, The Assembly of Democratic NGOs of Belarus, the NGO “Belarusian Association of Journalists”, NGO “Legal Initiative”, Committee “Solidarity”, Initiative “For freedom of religion, Office of the rights of persons with disabilities, Belarusian documentatio...

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Stefanovich: New UN Human Rights commissioner will deal with Belarus


Belarusian human rights activist Valantsin Stefanovich commented on the latest Zeid Al-Hussein’s appointment.

- How could it influence the priority level of the Belarusian issue within the UN that the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is now a representative of Jordan?

– The level of interest in Belarus should not change this way or another, because there is the procedure, there is a number of commitments, taken by our country. The UN High Commissioner should, first of all, be guided by the Human Rights Declaration, international agreements and covenants, that have been ratified by the member-states. I think there will be no subjectivity. Showing is the example of the UN itself...

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Ravina Shamdasani, Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human rights, on behalf of Rupert Colville

We call on the authorities to guarantee in all circumstances the physical and psychological integrity of Bialatski and all human rights defenders in Belarus.

August 5, 2011


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