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Participation in Side Event to the 49th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, 23 February 2022

On 23 February 2022, IAPB’s Senior Prosecutor, Kate Vigneswaran, took part in a side event organized by Human Rights House Foundation and others ahead of the release of the report by the OHCHR Examination on the human rights situation in Belarus.

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. This event preceded the 49th United Nations Human Rights Council session during which the report of the OHCHR Examination was presented and provided an update on the human rights situation and focus on the Council’s next steps in the accountability process.

Watch the recording of the side event here