18 January 2018, Thursday, 4:47

Belarusian authorities do not recognize mandate of UN Special Rapporteur


The Republic of Belarus does not recognize the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights.

It has been stated at today’s briefing by the spokesperson of the Foreign Affairs Ministry Dzmitry Mironchyk, BelTA reports.

"The only mechanism universally applicable to all states members of the United Nations for the evaluation of the human rights record is the Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council," underlined the spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus.

As said by him, Belarus successfully passed such a review in 2010 and is taking measures to implement its recommendations. In this regard the national government bodies actively cooperate with the civil society and the organizations and agencies of the UN system in Belarus.

We remind that yesterday the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights charged the Belarusian authorities with human rights violations and insufficient cooperation with the international organisation. “Human rights violations in Belarus have a systematic nature,” he said during the session of the United Nations Council on Human Rights.