Belarusian Government Creates Human Rights Council

On 27 January 2009 the Office of the President of Belarus declared plans to create a human rights council.  Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reports that the administration asked for oversight and support from a nongovernmental organization (NGO). The Belarusian Helsinki Committee, an NGO led by Aleg Hulak, will help the administration establish the human rights council.

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Compiled from: “Belarusian Government Creates Human Rights Council”, RFE/RL, 27 January 2009.