Our Actions against the Death Penalty

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Experience of many countries of the world shows that the more citizens learn about the use of the death penalty, the less public support this measure of punishment has. Our task is not only the abolition of the death penalty by a political decision, but also achieving a clearly negative public attitude to this method of justice. That's why we pay much attention to

Informing the public

Nowadays, the Belarusian authorities refuse from a direct dialogue with human rights defenders, journalists and families of the executed. Our work is often impeded, but informing state officials about this issue and demanding that the authorities comply with international treaties is our

Work with the government bodies

The horrors of World War II reformatted the international relations and human rights have ceased to be an internal affair of the state. In particular, the abolition of the death penalty is to date the only prerequisite for Belarus' accession to the Council of Europe and the opening of other opportunities for cooperation between countries and international organizations. Our partners and associates are the Council of Europe, the UN, the OSCE, the European Union, Amnesty International and others. For coordinating and joining our efforts, we continue the

International cooperation