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
Today, on 20 June, the car driven by the famous Belarusian journalist Pavel Sharamet was blown up in Kiev. The Belarusian HRH deeply mourns the death of Pavel Sharamet and expresses condolences to his family. 20 Jul 2016 »
The "Bring International Standards Home" (BISH) project celebrated its 10th anniversary with the start of the new academic training cycle for Belarusian human rights defenders in Belarus, from June 3–10 at the Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv. BISH is a project within Human Rights House Foundation’s International Law in Advocacy (ILIA) program. 20 Jul 2016 »
On 7 July the Amnesty International human rights organization presented the report titled "It’s enough for people to feel it exists: Civil society, secrecy and surveillance in Belarus". According to the report, the Belarusian authorities are using phone networks run by some of the world’s biggest telecoms companies to stifle free speech and dissent. Austrian, Turkish and other telecommunications companies help them to conduct illegal surveillance. 13 Jul 2016 »
On the 12 of July at the UN, high-level representatives from States, civil society and the private sector discussed the human rights situation in the world. There was also a first televised live debate with the candidates for Secretary General at the United Nations, which was open for questions from the public. 12 Jul 2016 »
The United Nations Human Rights Council reminded the international community about the situation with human rights in Belarus today by adopting the Resolution that highlights a wide range of human rights violations in this country. 07 Jul 2016 »