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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: Lithuanian MPs become "godparents" of the Belarusian political prisoners

Lithuanian MPs become "godparents" of the Belarusian political prisoners

On 25 March during the celebration of Freedom Day in Vilnius the initiative to appoint Lithuanian MPs as patrons of each of the ten Belarusian political prisoners was announced. This will provide a more personalized monitoring of health status and conditions of detention of each of those, who have been imprisoned for political reasons. 31 Mar 2014 »

Image: Monitoring elections - is it legal?

Monitoring elections - is it legal?

Participants of the project "Election Observation: Theory and Practice" were detained before the elections had started and the materials prepared for the observers were commented on by CEC secretary Mikalai Lazavik on the main TV channel of the country. 21 Mar 2014 »

Image: Support, empower and protect human rights defenders

Support, empower and protect human rights defenders

In March 2013, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the protection of human rights defenders. It establishes principles and standards for States to create an enabling environment for human rights defenders. One year after its adoption, the Human Rights House Network calls upon States to implement this resolution. 17 Mar 2014 »

Image: Ukrainian expert Sergey Burov: "ILIA program strengthens the capacity of civil society in Belarus"

Ukrainian expert Sergey Burov: "ILIA program strengthens the capacity of civil society in Belarus"

Project “Bring International Standards Home. De facto implementation of international obligations of the Republic of Belarus in the field of civil rights and freedoms” (BISH) gave participants the opportunity to get information about the work of the bodies and structures of the United Nations from the Belarusian and international experts. 09 Mar 2014 »

Image: The Barys Zvozskau Belarusian HRH against Russian intervention in Ukraine

The Barys Zvozskau Belarusian HRH against Russian intervention in Ukraine

On 3 March representatives of the Barys Zvozskau Belarusian HRH participated in the protest against the intervention of the Russian army in the territory of Ukraine. On 5 March representatives of the Belarusian HRH handed an appeal to the representatives of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Lithuania. The appeal on behalf of the Belarusian HRH calls to avoid further escalation of the conflict. 06 Mar 2014 »

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