Will Severin report on Belarus last?

Since the purpose of Adrian Severin in 2004 Rapporteur Belarusian authorities never let him on the area of Belarus. Representatives of the official Minsk also started in Geneva agitation for the abolition of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus. Clarify the situation in the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs refused.
Chairman of the Human Rights Center "Viasna", vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights Ales Bialiatski said:
"While there is such a positional war. In turn, I as a human rights activist, and representatives of the International Federation for Human Rights met with government delegations of various countries — and explain to them the importance of this position for a fair assessment of the situation with human rights in Belarus. Also explain what is happening in Belarus. "
According to Ales Bialiatski, until this issue There are three positions.
"European countries and some others support the existence of these positions. Indeed, there is a similar intrigue around the Special Rapporteur on Cuba, as well as in Belarus. And these two special rapporteur cause more controversy in the Council."
A number of States have not yet determined. Strongly against the existence of this mandate are the Cuba Egipet, China, Algeria and Iran.
The question of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur can venture during this session in Geneva.
By Adrian Severin, while working, he managed to send the signal international society about human rights violations in Belarus. A Belarusian human rights defenders and victims — a signal of international solidarity.
Adrian Severin lust mandate to continue and expand its capabilities. He also proposes to make an international fund to support human rights in Belarus. He joins the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly of the Council on making the necessary amendments to the European Convention on Human Rights, which would make it likely signing of Belarus. Even before the moment when the Belarus will meet the requirements of membership in the Council.
In this case, the citizens of Belarus could sue violations their rights the European Tribunal of Human Rights.
Tomorrow at the session in Geneva A. Severin make his report, which assesses the situation in Belarus in the second half 2006. Tomorrow will be a press conference in which perceive the role Ales Bialiatski.
During the session of the UN Human Rights spetsdaklady also hear about the situation in Cambodia, Somalia, Cuba and Haiti.
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