Belarus: States should renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur at the 44th session of the Human Rights Council and Belarus should commit to fully respecting human rights

Amnesty International urges states to support the renewal of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus at the 44th Session of the Human Rights Council. This briefing elaborates on the concerns raised in our oral statement delivered on 10 July 2020 by further exposing the current human rights context in Belarus – which sees an unprecedented crackdown on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, in addition to other persistent and major human rights concerns – that necessitate the continuation of the Special Rapporteur’s mandate and an urgent response in earnest by the Belarusian authorities.

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