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.
Human rights trends
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 »
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 »
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 »
At the 111th session, held 7-25 July, the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations considered five new cases concerning Belarus and issued decisions confirming the violation by the Government of Belarus of certain rights of Belarusian citizens. 02 Sep 2014 »
On 15-17 August Vilnius hosted final session of the third cycle of the project "Bring International Standards Home" (BISH), which is implemented within the framework of the "International Law in Advocacy" program. About 30 graduates received diplomas and certificates of participation in the training course. 19 Aug 2014 »