ICCPR Case Digest

CCPR/C/117/D/2108/2011-CCPR/C/117/D/2109/2011

Communication

2108/2011-2109/2011

Submission: 2011.08.12

View Adopted: 2016.07.14

Evgeny Basarevsky and Valery Rybchenko v. Belarus

Substantive Issues
  • Freedom of assembly
  • Freedom of expression
Relevant Articles
  • Article 2
  • Article 5.2.b
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Recommendations

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, inter alia, to take appropriate steps to provide the authors with adequate compensation and to take steps to prevent similar violations occurring in the future. In that connection, the Committee reiterates that the State party should revise its legislation consistent with its obligation under article 2 (2), in particular, decision No. 1507 of the Zhlobin District Executive Committee and the Public Events Act of 30 December 1997, as it has 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.

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