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22 June 2022, 18:39

Belarus calls for fair approach to assessment of human rights situation

MINSK, 22 June (BelTA) - No country has the moral right to impose its model of democracy and human rights practices on other sovereign states, Irina Velichko, the head of the Central Office of Multilateral Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, said as she addressed a special event on racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia in Europe with a focus on victimization and glorification of Nazi accomplices, BelTA has learned.

Irina Velichko announced the report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus on “The most outrageous cases of human rights violations in certain countries 2022”. “With this report, Belarus would like to call for a fair approach to assessment of the situation with human rights, which are violated in all countries without exception. We also want to demonstrate that no country in the world has the moral right to impose its model of democracy and human rights practices on other sovereign states. The UN Human Rights Council should take this aspect into account, not hush it up,” Irina Velichko said.

“I would like to see the UN Human Rights Council find the capacity and administrative resources to restore the original essence of human rights, and to have illegal unilateral coercive measures be eliminated from the bilateral practice of interaction between states for the sake of sustainable development and progress of all peoples in the spirit of San Francisco, which would be consistent with the spirit and letter of the UN Charter,” the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The event has been organized online jointly by Belarus and Russia on the sidelines of the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Speaking at the event were Belarus' Permanent Representative to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva Larisa Belskaya, her Russian counterpart Gennady Gatilov, and also Belarusian and Russian experts.

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