The OHCHR Examination of Belarus was created by Human Rights Council Resolution 46/20 in March 2021, following widespread, serious human rights violations in Belarus in the context of the Presidential election in Belarus in 2020. The OHCHR Examination is due to report to the HRC during the 49th session, and this event preceding the session provided an update on the human rights situation and focus on the Council’s next steps in the accountability process.

Matthew Jones, Human Rights House Foundation

Mantas Adomėnas, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania

Eamon Gilmore, EU Special Representative for Human Rights

Anaïs Marin, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus

Dmitry Chernyh, Belarusian Helsinki Committee

Victoria Fedorova, International Committee for the Investigation of Torture in Belarus

Kate Vigneswaran, International Accountability Platform for Belarus (IAPB)

Kristina Rikhter, Representative on Legal Affairs, Office of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

Prof. Dainius Žalimas, Justice Hub

Co-sponsored by Belarusian Human Rights House and the Permanent Missions to the UN Office at Geneva of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, Germany, Japan, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States.