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
We, the representative of the Belarusian human rights organisations, note that despite certain positive tendencies over the past six months, there have been no systemic changes aimed at a comprehensive improvement of the human rights situation in Belarus. In this context, we regard further improvement of the human rights situation as a top priority for both Belarusian human rights defenders and international partners in shaping the strategy for relations with Belarus. 05 Feb 2016 »
Ales Bialiatski, the head of the human rights center Viasna, has received a ruling from the department of enforcement of judgments that a part of his flat (in which he lives with his family) falls under arrest. 22 Jan 2016 »
The UN Human Rights Committee has registered an individual communication submitted by Volha Hrunova (right), the mother of Aliaksandr Hrunou, who was executed in 2014. The death convict’s mother appeals against a violation of her son’s right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment and the right to a fair trial. The case was registered under No. 2690/2015 and sent to the State party for comments on the merits. 23 Dec 2015 »
The Center for European Transformation (CET) and the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS) present a research results report of the Belarusan society’s solidarity potential. The research was initiated by Belarusan human rights defending organizations: Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House, Human Rights Center “Viasna”, Belarusian Helsinki Committee, Legal Transformation Center (Lawtrend), Committee for the Protection of the Repressed “Salidarnasts”, Belarusian Association of Journalists, and Assembly of Democratic NGOs in Belarus. 19 Dec 2015 »