2013 17/12

In this issue you can read the latest decision of the UN Committee on Human Rights, adopted on the appeals of social and political activists from Homel, concerning two similar cases from Aliaksandr Protska and Andrei Tolchyn.

On their applications the violation by Belarus of rights under Articles 19 and 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights was identified and stated by the Committee.

The issue also provides the decision of the UNCHR in the case “Siakerka vs Belarus” of 2007 in which violations by the state of fundamental rights and freedoms of the applicant were also revealed.

In the article “Belarus continues to openly ignore international obligations” the authors again pose the problem of Belarus’s non-compliance with the decisions of the Committee itself and the lack of effective instruments of influence on the country’s leadership for directing the situation to the legal field.

The bulletin (in Russian) can be downloaded here: “Strategic Lawsuit” № 9 (file PDF, 1.7 MB)

Prepared by Ales LETA
Belarusian Legal Portal

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