The Council of Europe Action Plan for Belarus 2019-2021 has been adopted in Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Action Plan for Belarus 2019-2021 has been adopted by the Committee of Ministers on July, 10 in Strasbourg.

This Action Plan is a strategic programming instrument that aims to bring Belarus’s legislation, institutions and practices further into line with European standards in the areas of human rights, the rule of law and democracy.

 In this Action Plan the Council of Europe and the authorities of Belarus agree to jointly foster, through co-operation programmes, dialogue on the death penalty, to enhance the effectiveness of the judiciary and introduce a mediation mechanism, promote European human rights standards, combat corruption and money laundering, promote children’s rights, protect personal data and fight cybercrime. It has also been agreed to promote human rights education for young people, develop democratic and inclusive environments in schools and enhance dialogue between national authorities and civil society, while paying particular attention to gender equality. This Action Plan builds on the outcomes of the previous Action Plan for Belarus 2016-2018.

 Additional information about the The Council of Europe Action Plan for Belarus 2019-2021 is available here: https://search.coe.int/cm/Pages/result_details.aspx?ObjectId=09000016809662f0