2014 02/12

On December 1 human rights defender, executive director of national human rights defending  association “Movement for realization of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights “PACT”” which is under formation Leanid Sudalienka directed a petition to MFA of Belarus requesting the publishing of decisions of UN Committee on human rights on official website of the ministry.

Human rights defender directs attention of the ministry to the fact that questions of executing decisions of international bodies on human rights are regulated by law on international agreements , according to which MFA controls execution of international agreements by state bodies, – reports BelaPAN.

After results of 112 session of the Un Committee, which took place in October 2014, were published, it became known that there are 73 decisions  (considerations) made by the Committee on personal claims of citizens of Belarus most of which contain recommendations on publication of decisions made as well.

Taking into consideration the fact that MFA is defined as a state body which controls execution of decisions of the UN Committee on the territory of the country on legislative level, we suggest creating a special category on the official website of the ministry where all the decisions of the UN Committee on human rights made on claims of Belarusian citizens will be published.” – Leanid Sudalienka suggests in his petition.

According to the results of the latest session of the UN committee Belarus is second to Spain (102 decisions) on the number of decisions.

According to the Decree of the President from March 26, 1988 № 157 “On state holidays, public holidays and commemorative dates in the Republic of Belarus” the 10th of December is celebrated as the Day of human rights. “We ask MFA to start a movement towards executing of the decisions of the UN committee by this date with simple things – with publishing these decisions on the official website. After all the decisions of the UN contain recommendations on their official publishing as well,” – human rights defender commented on BelaPAN.

We remind that in Belarus human rights defenders and citizens who claimed to the UN Committee are forming national non-governmental association “Movement for realization of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights “PACT””. However the ministry of justice didn’t register it. One of the aims of the association being formed is achieving of execution of decisions of the UN Committee on human rights by Belarusian authorities.

Quoting Alena Hiermanovič, BelaPAN
Prepared by Ales LETA,
Belarusian Legal Portal,
www.prava-by.info

In photo:

Uładzimier Makej , Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miensk

Michaił Pastuchoŭ , President of organizing committee o fNational non-governmental organization “Pact”, Miensk.

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