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 author with adequate compensation; and
- 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. 881 of the Vitebsk Town 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.
Deadline for Implementation: January 2019