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: Repression in Azerbaijan met with encouraging signs at Council of Europe

Repression in Azerbaijan met with encouraging signs at Council of Europe

Azerbaijan’s chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe was, from its beginning, a problem: the country was not showing enough efforts to improve its human rights record and true willingness to implement recommendations made by Council of Europe mechanisms. Since it acceded to the chairmanship in May 2014, the record became even worse, with an unprecedented repression of civil society on-going in Azerbaijan. 04 Oct 2014 »

Image: Ukrainian photographer Marianna Hardy: "I will go to the ends of the world to bring the truth"

Ukrainian photographer Marianna Hardy: "I will go to the ends of the world to bring the truth"

On 26 September the photo exhibition "Revolution of dignity - in the heart of the events" was opened at the Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House. Photojournalist Marianna Hardy (right) who presented pictures of Kiev protests of the late 2013- early 2014, told those, who were present, about her experience and what she saw there, answered the question and even showed rubber bullets, that were shot at protesters and the press. 02 Oct 2014 »

Image: Systemic patterns of violations of the right to freedom of association in OSCE-region 
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Systemic patterns of violations of the right to freedom of association in OSCE-region

We firmly denounces systemic patterns of violations of the right to freedom of association, which serves the sole purpose of harassing, prosecuting and imprisoning critical voices, including human rights defenders in various countries of the OSCE-region, including the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation. 23 Sep 2014 »

Image: Belarusian NGOs sent its report as part of the Universal Periodic Review to the UN

Belarusian NGOs sent its report as part of the Universal Periodic Review to the UN

Report, presented to the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights provides an overview of situation with the human rights in Belarus. Human rights defenders have expressed anxiety about the lack of real progress on key problem spheres of human rights in the country, noting concrete steps of the implementation of the recommendations made and accepted by Belarus in the first cycle of the UPR. 20 Sep 2014 »

Image: OSCE released the protocol of negotiations in Minsk

OSCE released the protocol of negotiations in Minsk

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has published the text of the Protocol, based on the results of consultations of the Trilateral contact group regarding joint steps towards implementation of the Peace Plan of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and initiatives of President of Russia Vladimir Putin, that has been signed on 5 September in Minsk. 10 Sep 2014 »

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