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Danilevich, Mochalov, Lazarenko, Braginets. We informed the Special Rapporteurs about numerous cases of prosecution of lawyers in Belarus.

21.06.2022

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee informed the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus about numerous cases of prosecution of lawyers in Belarus.

In particular, the UN special procedures were informed about the detention of Alexander Danilevich, who was arrested on May 20 and is still in detention.

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Submission to the UN Special Procedures in connection with the disappearance of Arciom Dubski

17.05.2022

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee contacted the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, the Special Rapporteurs on torture and the human rights situation in Belarus with an urgent report on the disappearance of Arciom Dubski, as well as the torture and ill-treatment that preceded his disappearance.

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INFORMATION TO THE UN SPECIAL PROCEDURES ON AMENDMENTS TO CRIMINAL LEGISLATION EXPANDING THE SCOPE OF APPLICATION OF THE DEATH PENALTY

7.05.2022
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The BHC has sent information to the Special Rapporteurs on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism and on the human rights situation in Belarus on amendments to the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus, which provide for the expansion of the possibilities for the use of the death penalty.

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Submission to the UN Special Procedures on the case of Independent Trade Unions

4.05.2022

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee made a submission to the Special Rapporteurs on the issue of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, on the situation of human rights defenders and on the human rights situation in Belarus with information about pressure on independent trade unions from Belarusian authorities in violation of

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The BHC sent a communication to the UN Special Procedures about the violation of the right of lawyers to freedom of expression

2.04.2022

We are making this message to show all responsible persons that expressing an opinion cannot be a reason for persecution, and to show lawyers that human rights defenders are trying to protect them by available methods.

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Submission to the UN Special Procedures in connection with the violation by the Republic of Belarus of its obligations on the rights of the child

28.03.2022

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee has sent information to the UN Special Rapporteurs on torture, on freedom of expression and opinion, on the right to health, on the right to privacy and on the human rights situation in Belarus o

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UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL PROCEDURES AND VLADIMIR MATSKEVICH CASE

13.02.2022

The experts of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee reported on the case of Vladimir Matskevich to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the United Nations Special Rapporteurs on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, for freedom of expression and on the situation of human rights in Belarus.

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INFORMATION ON VARIOUS FORMS OF VIOLENCE IN BELARUS WAS ADDRESSED TO THE UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT TO THE ENJOYMENT OF THE HIGHEST ATTAINABLE STANDARD OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

25.01.2022

Experts of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, in the response to the announced call for civil society organizations around the world, addressed information to the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health for the preparation of the thematic report «Violence and its impact on the right to health» for the 50th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2022.

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APPEAL TO UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL RAPPORTEURS ON ART. 193-1

24.01.2022

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee informed the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association and the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus that article 193-1, which criminalized participation in activities of non-registered or previously liquidated public association, political party or religious organization, had been returned

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