On 30 November 2021, the IAPB’s Senior Prosecutor, Kate Vigneswaran, presented the work of the IAPB to the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights.
This event, the third meeting of the European Parliament’s platform on the fight against impunity in Belarus, focused on accountability for perpetrators and justice for victims. MEPs together with prominent members of Belarusian civil society and academia, as well as representatives of other EU institutions, explored options for the international community to react to ongoing events in Belarus, where a relentless state crackdown on dissenting voices has been ongoing since the fraudulent presidential elections in August 2020.
In particular, participants examined the use of universal jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute crimes committed by the Belarusian regime, and the roles institutions such as the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice could play in the case of Belarus.
Download the full statement here
Watch the recording of the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights briefing here