The Last Day for Belarusians to Lodge a Complaint to the Human Rights Committee is February 8, 2023

The UN Secretary General registered a note on denunciation by Belarus of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The aforementioned actions were carried out on November 8, 2022. Accordingly, the denunciation will enter into force on February 8, 2023, in accordance with Article 12(1), which reads as follows:
Any State Party may denounce the present Protocol at any time by written notification addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Denunciation shall take effect three months after the date of receipt of the notification by the Secretary-General.”

Thus, the last day for Belarusians to submit complaints to the Human Rights Committee should be February 8, 2023.
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