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
The presidential elections in Belarus are scheduled for 11 October. While the initiative groups of candidates are getting registered in the Central Election Commission, and the election campaign is only launching, there is already a surprise for the election observers - during the current presidential elections, there will be the requirement of the mandatory accreditation for national observers for the first time. 18 Jul 2015 »
95 lawyers from 24 countries call for the immediate and unconditional release of human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev. He has been in jail in Azerbaijan since 8 August 2014. 14 Jul 2015 »
According to the results of voting during the 29 session of the Human Rights Council, it was decided to extend the mandate of the UN special rapporteur on Belarus for another year.During this session, the Special Rapporteur on Belarus, Miklós Haraszti (right) has also presented a report on the current human rights situation in the country. 11 Jul 2015 »
Six political prisoners remain imprisoned in Belarus, among them - the ex-presidential candidate in the 2010 elections, Mikalai Statkevich. A number of democratic structures united around the initiative to nominate Statkevich as a president in the current elections. This step should serve as manifestation of solidarity and draw public attention to the problem of political prisoners, who are still under pressure in prisons. 07 Jul 2015 »
Lawyers of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine are currently undergoing training in the third cycle of the project "Electronic Human Rights Education for Lawyers". At the end of June a working meeting of the project team was held in Vilnius, that allowed to analyze the information received from the audience, and develop a series of actions to improve the educational process. 03 Jul 2015 »