Case status: Findings adopted on 18.06.2017 – Non-compliance found.
Follow-up: On-going; see Decision VII/8c, Decision VI/8c.
Topics: Protection of environmental defenders.
Articles alleged: 3 (8).
Articles considered by the Committee: 1; 3 (8).
Articles, if any, found in non-compliance: 3 (8).
Summary: On 24 April 2014, “Ecohome”, an environmental non-governmental organization, submitted a communication to the Compliance Committee alleging the failure by Belarus to comply with its obligations under article 3 (8) of the Convention with respect to the alleged harassment of environmental activists.
|Document||Status||Date received or
posted by the secretariat
|Preliminary determination of admissibility|
Annex 1: Decision of Minsk City Court, August 3, 2012, rejecting appeal on arrest of T. Novikava RUS ENG
Annex 2: Decision of Central Rayon Minsk City Court of July 18, 2012, arresting M. Matskevich for 3 days RUS ENG
Annex 3: Decision of Central Rayon Minsk City Court of July 18, 2012, imposing fine on I. Sukhiy RUS ENG
Annex 4: Notice by Moskovkiy Police Department in Minsk of July 28, 2012, imposing 10 year entrance ban on A. Ozharovkiy RUS ENG
Annex 5: Decision of Moskovkiy Rayon Minsk city Court of July 18,2012, arresting A. Ozharovkiyfor 10 days RUS ENG
Annex 6: Complaint by T. Novikava to the police on the condition of arrest (August 26, 2012) and decision rejecting allegations of inhuman conditions (September 13, 2012) RUS ENG
Annex 7: Decision of Grodno Oblast Court, October 16, 2009, rejecting A. Ozharovkiy's appeal against arrest decision of October 9, 2009 RUS ENG
Annex 8: Decision of the Vice Minister of Information of Belarus of November 9, 2009, closing administrative case against A. Ozharovskiy for distribution of periodic printed materials RUS ENG
Annex 9: Banners and posters, which police prevented from using on April 26, 2013 RUS ENG
|From the communicant||22.04.2014|
|Letter forwarding to the Party concerned||From the secretariat||19.02.2015|
|Letter to the communicant||From the secretariat||19.02.2015|
|Response to the communication RUS ENG
|From the Party concerned||20.07.2015 (dated 17.07.2015)|
|Invitation to the Party concerned and the communicant to attend hearing at the Committee's 50th meeting||From the secretariat||01.09.2015|
Opening statement for Committee's hearing at its 50th meeting RUS ENG
|From the Party concerned||07.10.2015|
|Opening statement for Committee's hearing at its 50th meeting RUS ENG||From the communicant||07.10.2015|
|Questions from the Compliance Committee to the Party concerned||From the secretariat||14.11.2016|
Reply to the Committee's questions ENG RUS
Annex 1: Letters of competent authorities and extract of Code of Administrative Offences ENG and RUS
|From the Party concerned||03.02.2017|
|Letter requesting factual clarifications from the communicant||From the secretariat||08.05.2017|
|Factual clarification||From the communicant||11.05.2017|
|Comments on the factual clarification RUS ENG||From the Party concerned||18.05.2017|
|Draft findings and letters to the Party concerned and communicant inviting their comments||From the secretariat||26.05.2017|
|Comments on the draft findings||From the communicant||13.06.2017|
|Comments on the draft findings||From the Party concerned||15.06.2017|
|Findings ENG FRE RUS||18.06.2017|