United Nations General Assembly A/HRC/RES/55/27 Distr.: General 11 April 2024 Original: English Human Rights Council Fifty-fifth session 26 February–5 April 2024 Agenda item 4 Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 4 April 2024 55/27. Situation of human rights in Belarus The Human Rights Council, Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, the provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other applicable human rights instruments, Recalling all resolutions adopted by the Commission on Human Rights, the General Assembly, the Human Rights Council and the International Labour Organization on the situation of human rights in Belarus, including Council resolutions 52/29 of 4 April 2023 and 53/19 of 13 July 2023, and all relevant statements made by the Office of the SecretaryGeneral, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the special procedures of the Human Rights Council on the deteriorating situation of human rights in Belarus, Reaffirming its commitment to the sovereignty and independence of Belarus, and reaffirming also that it is the primary responsibility of the State to respect, protect and fulfil human rights in accordance with its obligations under international human rights law, Expressing grave concern over the further deteriorating situation of human rights in Belarus, with reported widespread, systematic and gross violations of human rights and continuing systematic impunity, Deeply concerned in this respect by the incarceration of more than 1,400 political prisoners and other persons for having exercised their human rights and by the continuing practice of arbitrary detentions and arrests, including those involving incommunicado detention, of individuals on politically motivated grounds or for exercising their human rights, including members of the opposition, journalists and other media workers, environmental and human rights defenders, including women human rights defenders, lawyers, medical workers, cultural workers, academics, teachers, students, children, persons belonging to national minorities, members of independent trade unions and strike committees, members of religious groups and individuals expressing dissenting opinions, among them those peacefully expressing protest or speaking out against the war of aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine or the support of Belarus for that aggression, Alarmed by reports of continuing systematic and widespread acts of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment of, and sexual and gender-based violence against, individuals, including women, children and youth, detained and arrested by GE.24-06495 (E)

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