status of cooperation status of cooperation

Co-operation with Belarus is structured around the Council of Europe’s three operational pillars: Human Rights, Rule of Law and Democracy, featuring statutory and convention-based activities, co-operation activities and projects implemented in the framework of the Council of Europe/European Union Partnership for Good Governance. The document includes also activities to be organised or facilitated in Belarus with the participation or support of the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk.

The statutory and convention-based activities include the participation of Belarus in different Council of Europe organs and conventions such as the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), the European Cultural Convention, the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings and the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats.

The co-operation activities cover a number of priority areas, including: abolition of the death penalty, independent media, civil society and human rights, cultural co-operation and youth, judiciary, local self-government, gender equality and the fight against corruption, money laundering and cybercrime.