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International observation mission
of the Committee on international control
over the situation with Human Rights in Belarus

This document is a systematic compilation of facts of interference in the activitiy of human rights organizations and initiatives in Belarus, based on the UN Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms ("UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders") and aligned with the European Union Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders - "Ensuring the protection”.



International Observation Mission has prepared an analytical review of the realization of the right to defense and freedom of the legal profession in the light of the events that happened from December 2010 through January 2011 (as of January 20, 2011) in the Republic of Belarus.

This overview was based on the information that had been collected from open sources, particularly mass media, official web sites of government structures and the statements of different public organizations including the international NGOs.

This document reflects various aspects of regarding freedom of legal activities of bar lawyers in connection to a number of actions by the Ministry of Justice of Belarus aimed at those attorneys that represent politicians and public figures charged with organizing mass riots in the context of the events on December 19, 2010. This analytical review compiles the information related to the legal outcomes of the actions taken by the Ministry of Justice with respect to the Belarus Helsinki Committee (BHC) in response to their appeal to the UN Special Rapporteur on independence of Judges and Lawyers.

The full press-release text & Analytical review You can find in the attach.

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e-mail: int.observation.mission@gmail.com
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