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Human rights violations in Belarus require an international investigation

Reply to Recommendation | Doc. 15528 | 11 May 2022

Committee of Ministers
Adopted at the 1433rd meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies (4 May 2022). 2022 - May Standing Committee
Reply to Recommendation
: Recommendation 2201 (2021)
1. The Committee of Ministers has examined Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 2201 (2021) "Human rights violations in Belarus require an international investigation", which it has transmitted to the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI), the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) for information and possible comments.
2. The Committee recalls that, on 17 March 2022, due to the active participation of Belarus in the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, it decided to suspend relations between the Council of Europe and this country under the terms agreed in its decision CM/Del/Dec(2022)1429/2.5.
3. The Committee of Ministers will re-examine the recommendations made by the Parliamentary Assembly in its Recommendation 2201 (2021) when it considers that the conditions for re-establishing relations with Belarus are met.