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
Leanid Sudalenka, chairman of the Homel city branch of the public association “Legal Initiative”, has lodged a complaint with the police department of the Homel Regional Executive Committee. He asks the police to identify the individual or legal person (IP-address), which administers the website gomelbest.com, and who threatens the children of human rights defender. 27 Feb 2015 »
On 13-15 February a conference on "Additional guarantees and immunities for advocates of human rights" was held in Chisinau (Moldova). It has become an important stage in the work of graduates and experts of the Human Rights House Network Program "International Law in Advocacy" to support human rights defenders, including human rights lawyers. During the event, lawyers from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine discussed the existing and additional tools that would protect those, who work in the field of human rights, and guarantee their security and independence. 23 Feb 2015 »
The Prague Civil Society Centre is established to support civil society and human rights defenders in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. “Civil society in the region has tremendous potential yet it is under growing pressure“, says the Centre’s director Rostislav Valvoda. 20 Feb 2015 »
Belarusian human rights organizations have developed an analytical review, that defines the medium-term tendencies in the field of human rights, social, political and economic situation in Belarus. The prepared and published review covers the period from October to December 2014. 10 Feb 2015 »
Representatives of the leading Belarusian human rights organizations met with the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Belarus Miklos Haraszti (right). 05 Feb 2015 »