This Final Report by the Special Rapporteur of the Committee on International Control
over the Situation with Human Rights in Belarus is a follow‐up to the earlier Interim
Report published in May 2011.
Having regard to both the relevant domestic legislation and the international human rights
obligations undertaken by the Republic of Belarus, the mandate of the Special Rapporteur
Evaluate the events of 19 December 2010 and to analyse the assembly on 19 December
from the perspective of international standards;
-- Assess whether the use of force by law enforcement agencies – as well as the further
steps taken by the authorities to prosecute the assembly participants – are
proportionate and well‐reasoned.
The Committee on International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus (CIC)
was created on 27 December 2010 prompted largely by the events immediately following
the Presidential elections on 19 December. This civil society coalition involves more than
40 NGOs from 17 OSCE participating States.