Human Rights House Foundation

Belarus

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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Belarus human rights engagement yet to bring concrete results

Raising concerns about the lack of progress on human rights in Belarus, the European Parliament has demanded that the European Union sets clear benchmarks in its engagement. 24 Apr 2018 »

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Consultation on the implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan: experts’ opinions

Minsk hosted another round of expert consultations on National Human Rights Action Plan, organized jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN Office in Belarus. 20 Dec 2017 »

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The winners of the National Human Rights Price were awarded in Minsk

On December 8, Belarusian human rights community solemnly awarded the winners of the ninth National Human Rights Price in three categories: "The human rights defender of the year", "The journalist of the year" and "The campaign/initiative of the year". The ceremony was held in the Minsk book store "Lohvinau". 08 Dec 2017 »

Image: The UN adopted a resolution on the role of human rights defenders. Belarus overlooked the document

The UN adopted a resolution on the role of human rights defenders. Belarus overlooked the document

Belarus is not among the 75 countries that clearly stated the need to protect human rights defenders. By doing this, the Belarusian authorities have witnessed their true position towards the human rights community, thinks Ales Bialiatski, head of the HRC "Viasna". 25 Nov 2017 »

Image: Alternative report on violations of Roma rights in Belarus sent to UN

Alternative report on violations of Roma rights in Belarus sent to UN

Human rights defenders have submitted to the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination an alternative report on the implementation by the Republic of Belarus of the corresponding UN Convention. The report's authors concluded that the Roma in Belarus are subject to discrimination, particularly in employment, resulting in exclusion, extreme poverty, and criminalization of the part of country’s Roma population. 09 Nov 2017 »

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