View Adopted: 2016.07.14
Pursuant to article 2 (3) (a) of the Covenant, the State party is under an obligation to provide the author with an effective remedy. This requires it to make full reparation to individuals whose Covenant rights have been violated.
Accordingly, the State party is obligated to, inter alia, take appropriate steps to provide the authors with adequate compensation and prevent similar violations in the future. In this connection, the Committee reiterates that the State party should revise its legislation to ensure that it is consistent with its obligations under article 2 (2) of the Covenant, in particular, decision No. 881 of the Vitebsk Executive Committee and the Public Events Act of 30 December 1997, as they have been applied in the present case, with a view to ensuring that the rights under articles 19 and 21 of the Covenant may be fully enjoyed in the State party