Special Rapporteur

MEMORANDUM
on the appointment of a Special Rapporteur on 19 December 2010 events

The Committee of International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus announces an appointment of a Special Rapporteur to investigate the events related to the opposition protests on 19 December 2010 in Belarus.

The Committee of International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus (http://hrwatch-by.org) is a coalition of NGOs from OSCE countries.

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22 February 2010


INTERIM HUMAN RIGHTS ASSESSMENT of the Events of 19 December 2010 in Minsk (Belarus) by the Special Rapporteur of the Committee on International Control over the Situation with Human Rights in Belarus

 


Final Human Rights assessment of the Events of 19 December 2010 in Minsk, Belarus

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