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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: Miklos Haraszti 
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UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights will submit recommendations to the Belarusian authorities

UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Belarus, Miklos Haraszti, (right) has prepared a report that will be presented on 28 October during the 69th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.One of the recommendations presented to the authorities of Belarus is the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners. 24 Oct 2014 »

Image: Campaign NO to the death penalty in Belarus 
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Human rights defenders are calling to abolish the death penalty, or at least to change the procedure

October 10 - World Day Against the Death Penalty. The office of the Human Rights Centre "Viasna" in Minsk hosted final press conference of "Human rights defenders against the death penalty in Belarus" campaign. 14 Oct 2014 »

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In defense of dignity

Several days ago in Vilnius (Lithuania), the Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House held graduation ceremony of students of the educational project “Bring International Standards Home. De facto implementation of international obligations of the Republic of Belarus in the field of civil rights and freedoms” of the "International Law in Advocacy" program. The program is implemented by several member organizations of the Human Rights House Network and aimed at increasing the knowledge and skills of human rights defenders and their support. 10 Oct 2014 »

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 »

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