What Special Procedures of the UN system to contact regarding the facts of human rights violations?

  • For all facts of human rights violations, citizens of Belarus can apply to the Special Procedures of the United Nations system.
Where to apply for Belarusians on facts of human rights violations
Where to apply for Belarusians on facts of human rights violations
  • UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in OHCHR

Key functions: to investigate cases of deprivation of liberty imposed arbitrarily or otherwise inconsistently with the relevant international standards, to seek and receive information from Governments and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations as well as from the individuals concerned, their families or their representatives. Click to fill in the complaint form

Email:  wgad@ohchr.org

  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

Key functions: reports on violations, as well as discrimination, threats or use of violence, harassment, persecution, intimidation or reprisals directed at persons exercising these rights.

Click to download the complaint form.

Click to submit the information online - https://spsubmission.ohchr.org/

  • Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Key function: transmitting urgent appeals to States with regard to individuals reported to be at risk of torture, as well as communications on past alleged cases of torture;

Click to download the complaint form.  

Click to submit the information online: https://spsubmission.ohchr.org/ Email: sr-torture@ohchr.orgurgent-action@ohchr.org

  • In addition, the information can be submitted to Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus – the position is currently occupied by Ms. Anaïs Marin. Key function: monitoring the situation of human rights in Belarus, collecting the data on human rights violations, assisting in fulfilling the recommendations on human rights;    To contact the body or submit the information on violations: https://spsubmission.ohchr.org/ Email: sr-belarus@ohchr.org

The appeals to the above bodies should contain the facts confirming human rights violations and be clear and well-grounded. Therefore it is important to document all the events that happened to the victims.

Following consideration of the appeals the OHCHR Special Procedures bodies acknowledge the facts of violation of the international human rights obligations by the state.

Out colleagues in the UN Resident Coordinator Office in Belarus are ready to provide consultations to the applicants on their appeals to these bodies and to provide additional information.

Anna Taliaronak anna.taliaronak@un.org

Olga Arefeva olga.arefeva@un.org

+375173277971

 

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Olga Arefeva
UN
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UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Belarus
UN entities involved in this initiative
IOM
International Organization for Migration
OHCHR
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UN
United Nations
UNAIDS
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
WHO
World Health Organization