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.
The Belarusian Helsinki Committee is constantly communicating with the relevant UN Special Rapporteurs for the protection of Belarusian lawyers. On this page, we collect all information about the work done by human rights defenders in this regard.
20 June, 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.
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.
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
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.
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.