Belarus under the microscope in the UN

In May 2010 Belarus will be inquired by the UN Human Rights Council under the Universal Periodic Review, UPR. Belarus has for a long time been criticized by both the UN and other international bodies for violations of fundamental human rights. The Belarusian authorities’ reaction to the criticism has been weak. Meanwhile, the country wants to move closer to the EU.

Before the review, Belarusian human rights defenders have written their own report on the human rights situation in Belarus, in response to the authorities’ official version.

Ales Bialiatski, head of the human rights organisation Viasna,  presents the results. The seminar will be interpreted from Russian into Swedish.

Date: Wednesday February 24
Time: 9.00 – 10.00, coffee / tea and sandwiches served from 8.30
Place: Stora Nygatan 26, 1st floor

Register at the latest on February 22, at anmalan@civilrightsdefenders.org or call 08-545 277 30

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Categories: Uncategorized.
Tags: Ales Bialiatski, Monitoring, Universal Periodic Review, and Viasna.
Regions: Belarus.