The IAPB’s objective is to collect, consolidate, verify and preserve information and evidence of crimes under international law allegedly committed in the run-up to the presidential elections in Belarus in 2020 and its aftermath. To this end, the IAPB will build on the ongoing efforts of Belarusian human rights organisations to collect information about human rights violations committed in Belarus.
The information and evidence collected by the IAPB will assist independent and fair criminal investigations and criminal proceedings, carried out in accordance with international law and standards, in national or international courts or tribunals that have or may have jurisdiction over those crimes. The evidence may also support other proceedings aiming to ensure account-ability for crimes under international law allegedly committed in Belarus.
To meet these objectives, the IAPB is: