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UN Human Rights Council Resolution 17/24 “Situation of human rights in Belarus”, 17th session, Geneva, 17 June 2011

Human Rights Council
Seventeenth session
Agenda item 4
Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention

UN High Commissioner’s Oral Report on Belarus to the Human Rights Council, 18th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, 20 September 2011.

Madame President
Distingushed Members of the Human Rights Council,

Exellencies
Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the Hidh Commissioner, and in line with the Human Right Council Resolution 17/24 adopted as its 17th session, I am presenting today the Hidh Commissioner's oral report on the human right situation in the Republic of Belarus.

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UN Committee against Torture, Concluding observations on the fourth periodic report of Belarus (advance unedited version), Forty-seventh session, Geneva, 31 October–25 November 2011

Committee against Torture
Forty-seventh session

31 October–25 November 2011
  Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention
  ADVANCE UNEDITED VERSION
  Concluding observations of the Committee against Torture 
  Belarus

News of Belarus

The website charter97.org announced winners of the National Human Rights Award 2014

This year's winners of the Viktar Ivashkevich National Human Rights Award are:

Vasil Parfiankou

The life of Vasil Parfiankou is a demonstration of how dissidents are treated in Belarus. Parfiankou has been jailed three times in the last four years for his active citizenship.

Belarussian political prisoners need European Parliament support

Today, on the occasion of the visit of Ales Bialiatski, a recently released political activist and Chairman of the Belarus Human Rights Centre "Viasna", Petras Auštrevičius MEP (Liberal Movement, Lithuania) and Hans Van Baalen MEP (VVD, Netherlands) commented:

Prominent Belarusian Rights Activist Released

Prominent Belarusian human rights activist Ales Byalyatski has arrived in Minsk after he was released from prison.

He was welcomed at a Minsk train station by his wife Natalya Pinchuk and a group of supporters on June 21.

Byalyatski told reporters he was released under an amnesty law that came into force on June 21. The rights activist also that the domestic and international support he had received heped in getting him released early.

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