Planned changes to Belarus legal code could threaten basic freedoms – UN expert

A United Nations human rights expert has appealed to Belarus not to adopt new provisions for its legal codes that he says could threaten basic freedoms of individuals and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and even make it difficult for him to fulfil his mandate.

UN rights expert on Belarus calls for investigation of murder of journalists

A United Nations human rights expert has urged the Government of Belarus to bring to justice those responsible for the recent murders of two journalists and to put an end to the persecution of non-State media in the country.