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Human Rights in Crisis, Belarus 2022
Organised by Permanent Mission of Lithuania, PEN America, and Human Rights House Foundation

Sponsored by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, EU, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, USA.

An online side event at the UN Human Rights Council’s 50th session, aimed at updating states on the human rights crisis in Belarus, particularly with respect to the most serious violations occurring in the country, and analyzing the main trends on the developments pertaining to human rights in Belarus, especially after the Constitutional Referendum. This event will also include a focus on the deterioration of freedom of expression, and social and cultural rights in Belarus.

Opening statements:
• Gabrielius Landsbergis, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Lithuania
• Eamon Gilmore, EU Special Representative for Human Rights
• Michele Taylor, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council
• Matthew Jones, International Advocacy Officer, Human Rights House Foundation

• Anaïs Marin, UN Special Rapporteur on situation of human rights in Belarus
• Dmitry Chernyh, Belarusian Helsinki Committee
• Valery Kavaleuski, Head of Cabinet, Belarus Oppossion Leader S. Tsikhanouskaya
• Taciana Niadbaj, Executive Director and Vice President, PEN Belarus

Recorded messages:
• Svetlana Alexievich
• Margaret Atwood
• Olga Tokarczuk

Moderator: Polina Sadovskaya, Eurasia Program Director, PEN America

Jun 14, 2022 01:30 PM in Zurich

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