Resolution on the refugee situation on Belarus-Latvia, Belarus-Lithuania and Belarus-Poland borders – Paris, 28.09.2021

1.10.2021

The General Assembly of the FBE meeting in Paris on 28th September 2021 expresses grave concern that the governments of Belarus , Latvia, Lithuania and Poland have failed to extend humanitarian aid and safe refuge or passage to refugees who are now trapped on the border between these countries. We note the hardship that the refugees face especially as they are faced with hard conditions of survival as the winter comes.

We note further that the refugees are not allowed access to lawyers under the “state of emergency “.

We remind these governments of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the rights of refugees, and demand that regard is now given to their right to legal advice and to proceed to seek asylum without further delay.