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
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 »
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 »
Miklós Haraszti (right), UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, is still not allowed to enter the country. However, the Belarusian authorities are ready to invite a number of special rapporteurs and discuss only certain questions. 14 Feb 2014 »
Statkevich, presidential candidate during the 2010 elections, has once again confirmed that he would not seek a pardon from Aliaksandr Lukashenka. He stated so in the letter that he sent to his wife Maryna Adamovich. Political prisoner wrote: "In regard to another suggestion "to ask for pardon" it is likely that required "appeal" can be written on my behalf." 11 Feb 2014 »
On January 27 a photo of a group of fans of the Belarusian football club BATE (tenfold national champion), holding a white-red-white flag and posters: "Hold on, Ukraine, we are with you!" and "Glory to Heroes!" appeared on the Internet. A few days later, two fans were convicted, and the police is still looking for the others. 07 Feb 2014 »