How to Hold the Lukashenka Regime Accountable for Its Crimes?
9:00am - 10:30am EST
3:00pm - 4:30pm CET
4:00pm - 5:30pm EET
About this event
The ongoing political crisis in Belarus has been accompanied by unprecedented political repressions and lawlessness. In an undeclared war against the Belarusian people, the regime of Alexander Lukashenka beaten, killed, arrested, tortured, persecuted, humiliated, and expelled tens of thousands of its citizens. For these many victims of political repression, no legal recourse is available within Belarus, while international mechanisms for handling such human rights violations remain underdeveloped and unknown.
This event will present the first comprehensive overview of various mechanisms that are available internationally for holding the Lukashenka regime accountable for its crimes against the Belarusian people. These can, and should, be invoked systematically by Belarusian citizens and civil society, by foreign governments and the international community, in order to serve justice to the people of Belarus.
If you have any questions, please contact Alevtina Snihir at [email protected].
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan policy organization committed to the idea that the United States and Europe are stronger together.
Joerg ForbrigManaging Director, Transatlantic Trusts
Jörg Forbrig is managing director for the Transatlantic Trusts, GMF’s long-term programming to assist civil society and bolster democracy in Central and Eastern Europe. Based in GMF’s Berlin office, he leads the “Engaging Centr...