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The following is an Expert's Declaration on International Law filed by the American BarAssociation in the case of Belarus vs. Belyatsky.
The ABA perceives that the prosecution of Mr. Belyatsky is the result of an unlawful order disbanding his human rights advocacy organization, Viasna. The ruling against him violates his right to freedom of association under the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights to which the Republic of Belarus is a signatory (“ICCPR”) and should therefore be reversed.