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
HRHN welcomes the extended and continued support for human rights defenders, but regrets that China and Russia took the unprecedented step of forcing a vote, breaking past unanimous support for human rights defenders at the UN. 25 Nov 2015 »
The customs has temporarily seized trying to take human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka to court. However, now "the duty of vigilance and pressure" was tranfered to the tax authorities, which in recent years have repeatedly tried to find law violations in the actions of the human rights defender and his family. 19 Nov 2015 »
Belarusian users of social networks began an action in support of human rights defenders, who are regularly being a subject of additional checks while crossing the border. The Chairman of the State Border Committee commented on the appeal, calling it an attempt to put pressure on the officials at the border checkpoints. 19 Nov 2015 »
The Human Rights House Network marks November 2nd, the International Day to End Impunity, by demanding justice for all journalists who have been killed because of their work, and calling for the removal of impunity to create safer environments for journalists to operate in. 02 Nov 2015 »
In September 2015 a unique book was published: from the experience of the Belarusian human rights defenders it shows that international legal standards in the field of human rights can "work" even in a country such as Belarus. 30 Oct 2015 »
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The Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House is honored to in…
- Belarus Watch (ByWatch)
- Belarusian Association of Journalists
- Belarusian Helsinki Committee
- Human Rights Center "Viasna"
Belarus in exile - Vilnius
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