Belarusian government appeals individual communications of Belarusian citizens at UN
The Belarusian authorities disagree with the registration of 56 individual communications of Belarusian citizens at the UN Human Rights Committee.
As stated to BelaPAN by human rights defender Raman Kisliak, the Belarusian government states that the individual communications were registered in violation of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In particular, they stated that according to it the Committee’s procedures, methods of work and precedent law mustn’t be taken into consideration during the registration of communications, that’s why they are going to consider the decisions adopted on these communications as invalid.
According to Raman Kisliak, the UN Human Rights Committee was established for supervision over the implementation of ICCPR and the Optional Protocol by the member states, whereas now Belarus demands that the Committee refused from all its previous work and replaced its explanation of ICCPR with an interpretation given by one of the states.