Human Rights House Foundation


Bring International Standards Home

Bring International Standards Home (BISH) was founded to advance the implementation of international human rights standards in Belarus. This is when ILIA began to develop. The training was targeted at human rights defenders and lawyers.

The project was developed by a team of lawyers and human rights defenders in 2005 and has since been carried out by partner organizations of the Human Rights House Foundation in collaboration with international and national experts. Today, the Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House is the lead partner in BISH.

Since the beginning of the project and to date, the project partners, HRHN members from Belarus, Ukraine, Poland and Norway have been working together to ensure that lawyers and human rights defenders in Belarus have an opportunity to improve their skills in the application of international standards in the protection of human rights and freedoms, despite the self-isolation of the Belarusian legal system.

The project contributes to the efforts to implement commitments made within the framework of the United Nations and other international organizations in the field of human rights. 

Since 2006 three cycles of the project were completed: 2006-2008, 2009-2011 and 2012-2014. A new cycle has been launched in 2016. 

Results of the first cycle of BISH

The first cycle of the project for a group of Belarusian lawyers and human rights defenders ended in 2008. In total, 17 Belarusian and 2 Ukrainian HR defenders and 8 lawyers completed the training program and received knowledge in application of international and constitutional human rights. 10 Nov 2016 »

Results of the second cycle of BISH

The second cycle of the project started in 2009 and was completed in 2011. In total, 16 human rights defenders and 11 lawyers successfully completed the training. 10 Nov 2016 »

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