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December 27, 2013

У мінчука адвольна канфіскавалі аўтамабіль за ўдзел у акцыі пратэсту

20 снежня а 18-й гадзіне аўтаўладальнікі выехалі на галоўны праспект Мінска ў знак пратэсту супраць увядзення з 2014 года транспартнага падатку. Акцыя “Стоп-падатак” скончылася затрыманнямі, у аднаго з удзельнікаў нават канфіскаваны аўтамабіль.

December 20, 2013

Human Rights Defenders from South Caucasus meet in Tbilisi

On December 14-15, the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders (SCN HRD) together with Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) and Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) organized meeting of South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders.

December 18, 2013

“No Burquas Behind Bars” by Nima Sarvestani wins 13th WATCH DOCS

“No Burquas Behind Bars”, a documentary shot in Afghanistan by the Iranian Nima Sarvestani, has won the first award of the 13th International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film.

December 18, 2013

Law exams are not adapted for people with disabilities

Currently, people with disabilities may only use special assistance during the advocate, legal counsellor and notary professional qualification exams: they can receive a time extension equal to half of the time available for the standard exam.

December 18, 2013

Яшчэ адзін чалавек асуджаны на смяротнае пакаранне ў Беларусі

Праваабаронцам стала вядома, што ў Беларусі вынесена яшчэ адно смяротнае пакаранне. Рашэнне было вынесена 26 лістапада 2013 года ў дачыненні да 53-гадовага грамадзяніна, якому інкрымінавана пяць эпізодаў забойства ў стане алкагольнага ап’янення. Пад следствам асуджаны знаходзіўся з 2011 года і за гэты час у яго змянілася тры адвакаты.

December 17, 2013

Head of independent election monitoring group must be released

On 16 December 2013, the chairman of the Azerbaijani Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center Anar Mammadli was sentenced to 3 months pre-trial detention, in a politically charged case.

December 12, 2013

Traditional (national) values versus universal human rights norms

Panel discussion: “traditional (national) values versus universal human rights norms – How can human rights defenders react?”

December 12, 2013

Meeting of South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders

The South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders was founded in 2009 and unites NGOs from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The Human Rights House Foundation has from the start been an international associated member invited to take part in the selection of member organizations and the development of the Network.

December 11, 2013

The Committee Against Torture issued recommendations for Poland

Having considered the Polish Government’s report on the implementation of the Convention against Torture, the UN Committee Against Torture issued recommendations for Poland. The CAT recommended, among other things, that Poland introduce a statutory definition of torture, improve detained persons’ access to legal aid, conclude the inquiry into secret CIA prisons and limit the scope of the detention of migrants (also migrant children).