Human Rights House Foundation

Belarus

Belarus – The Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House

The Belarusian Human Rights House (HRH) addresses the main challenges faced by human rights activists in Belarus - the right to assembly and freedom of expression. This is achieved through the provision of a safe training and meeting space and facilities for human rights defenders, NGOs, journalists, students and teachers, as well as for international meetings and cultural events.

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Image: Lawyers are ready to help improve Belarusian legislation on Advocacy

Lawyers are ready to help improve Belarusian legislation on Advocacy

On 16 July the presentation of the Commentary on the Law of the Republic of Belarus "On Advocacy and advocatory activities" took place in Minsk. Belarusian lawyers, human rights defenders and civil society representatives took part in the presentation and the following discussion. 19 Jul 2014 »

Image: Bialiatski praises support of the international community and recalls the other political prisoners 
Copyright: Фота: Гіём Бюк / © Guillaume Buck

Bialiatski praises support of the international community and recalls the other political prisoners

Human rights defender Ales Bialiatski continues meetings with European politicians and human rights defenders after his release. 15 Jul 2014 »

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UN Human Rights Council extends mandate of UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus

On 27 June the delegates of the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council voted to extend the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus. Miklós Haraszti (right) remains in this post since September 2012. 13 Jul 2014 »

Image: Ales Bialiatski: "I am free, but we must remember, that there are political prisoners in the country

Ales Bialiatski: "I am free, but we must remember, that there are political prisoners in the country

On June 27, the Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House hosted a press conference of Ales Bialiatski, a former political prisoner, Head of the Human Rights Centre Viasna, Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and one of the Belarusian HRH founders. Ales Bialiatski thanked those present for the attention, but repeatedly reminded about the rest of Belarusian political prisoners. 27 Jun 2014 »

Image: Ales Bialiatski is suddenly released 
Copyright: © Taciana Reviaka, Chairperson of the Belarusian Human Rights House

Ales Bialiatski is suddenly released

In an unexpected move, President Alexander Lukashenko released the Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialiatski. Ales Bialiatski called his wife and said that he was going to Minsk by train. He spent 2 years 10 months and 17 days in prison 21 Jun 2014 »

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