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01-04-2022 | Conference extracts

Human Rights Situation in Belarus in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and its aftermath 01 April 2022

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In a resolution (A/HRC/49/L.13) on the situation of human rights in Belarus in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and in its aftermath, adopted by a vote of 22 in favour, 6 against and 19 abstentions as orally revised, the Council urges the Belarusian authorities to cooperate fully with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus. 

The HRC decided to extend for a period of one year, the mandate of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and requests the High Commissioner, with the assistance of the three appointed experts and special procedure mandate holders, to continue to monitor and report on the situation of human rights, to carry out a comprehensive examination of all alleged human rights violations committed in Belarus since 1 May 2020 in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and in its aftermath, including the possible gender dimensions of such violations, to establish the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged violations, and to collect, consolidate, preserve and analyse information and evidence, and where possible, to identify those responsible with a view to contributing to accountability for perpetrators and justice for victims, such as through relevant judicial and other proceedings, including criminal proceedings in courts and tribunals that have competent jurisdiction. 

The Council further requests the High Commissioner to present an interim oral update to the Human Rights Council at its fifty-first session, and a comprehensive written report at its fifty-second session, both to be followed by an interactive dialogue.

 


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