View Adopted: 2017.07.28
In accordance with article 2 (3) (a) of the Covenant, the State party is under an obligation to provide the authors 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 reimburse any expenses incurred by the authors and to provide them with adequate compensation.
The State party is also under an obligation to take steps to prevent similar violations in the future. In this connection, the Committee reiterates that the State party should revise its legislation, in particular decision No. 299 of the Gomel City Executive Committee and the Public Events Act of 30 December 1997 as it has been applied in the present case, in accordance with its obligation under article 2 (2), with a view to ensuring that the rights under articles 19 and 21 of the Covenant may be fully enjoyed in the State party.