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Belarussian human rights activists announced their proposals to the UN to normalize the human rights crisis in the country


The coalition of Belarusian human rights organizations has prepared and sent to the UN the list of priority requirements for normalizing the human rights crisis in Belarus, in the third cycle of reporting on the UPR, which will be considered on November 2, 2020, at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva (Switzerland).

On October 12, an online pre-session was held as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) procedure for delegations of the UN Human Rights Council.

During the pre-session, representatives of the human rights movement discussed issues of political prisoners, freedom of assembly, independence of the judiciary and the legal profession, as well as the rights of journalists and freedom of speech in the media, discrimination and others.Belarusian human rights defenders spoke about the current situation in the country in the field of human rights and provided priority recommendations that, in their opinion, should be voiced by the HRC delegations to the state during the UPA procedure.

The Belarusian PEN Center supports and shares the need to disseminate recommendations.
Full text of priority recommendations is here..