MINSK, 4 July (BelTA) – The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published the regular report “The most resonant human rights violations in certain countries 2022” on the ministry's website, BelTA has learned.
By publishing the regular report the ministry aims to dethrone the myth of impeccability of Western states with respect to human rights. The website reads: “The ingrained pattern of perception of Western democracies is the successful fruit of the information work of political technologies.” To prove the point, the report includes facts and photographs from open sources, including mass media and documents from international institutions, mainly covering actions of Western states both in relation to public rallies and in relation to citizens whose position differs from the government's.
The website reads: “The 2022 report can be characterized as a demonstration of the policy of systemic discrimination implemented by Western governments against a significant part of their own peoples. The report is intended to demonstrate publicly that none of the states of the world ensures the implementation of international documents containing obligations to respect human rights, to the ideal extent as they are fixed on paper. The report confirms that such international obligations are mostly utopian reflection of a reality unattainable in practice, and the international standards derived from their interpretation are a subjective opinion of biased experts.”
According to the source, the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs position remains unchanged and the ministry proceeds from the understanding that the international dimension in matters of human rights observance, including international agreements and relevant organizations and institutions, including within the framework of the United Nations Organization, should be used to improve national systems exclusively through voluntary international cooperation on the principles of sovereign equality of countries and non-interference in their internal affairs.
“Any actions aimed at identifying champions and outsiders in matters of human rights observance by international institutions are the excess of these institutions beyond their authority and contradict the very essence of international cooperation,” the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is convinced.