News on the topic: human rights
05.11.2018 UN HRC publishes concluding observations on Belarus
The United Nations Human Rights Committee has published its Concluding observations adopted following the consideration of Belarus’s fifth periodic report on 8 and 9 October.
02.11.2018 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: October 2018
On October 24, political prisoner and Amnesty International’s prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka was released from penal colony number 2 in Babrujsk after serving his entire sentence of nearly 2 years in prison.
26.10.2018 Picks of the Week
More activists convicted over environmental protest in Brest; government employees "assist" farmers to harvest crops; Amnesty International welcomes the release of Dzmitry Paliyenka
26.10.2018 ‘Deteriorating’ human rights in Belarus amounts to ‘wholescale oppression’: UN expert
A crackdown on free speech is the latest worrying development amid the deteriorating, “wholescale oppression” of human rights in Belarus, an independent expert told the UN General Assembly, on Thursday.
01.10.2018 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: September 2018
September saw the resumption of a long-standing practice of sending government employees and students to harvest crops, while these the functions are not stipulated by their employment contracts.
29.09.2018 Anaïs Marin of France appointed UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus
The United Nations Human Rights Council has appointed Anaïs Marin of France as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus. The decision was taken on September 28, the last day of the Council’s 39th session.
26.09.2018 Invitation to the presentation of an alternative human rights report
The report will be presented on Monday, October 1.
13.09.2018 Ales Bialiatski: Belarus will continue systemic repression of social and political activists
On September 13, the Belarusian House in Warsaw organized a round table “Belarus - Repression Behind the “Liberalization” Façade” as part of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM 2018).
12.09.2018 HDIM 2018: What representatives of Belarusian NGOs told in Warsaw?
On September 12, Warsaw hosted a side event on the current situation of civil and political rights in Belarus. The event entitled “The current situation of civil and political rights in Belarus: first-hand information from inside" was held in the framework of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM 2018).
11.09.2018 First-hand Information From Inside Belarus: Invitation to a Side-event on 12 September, Warsaw
On 12 September 2018, FIDH shall take part in a side-event that it organises together with Belarusian civil society organisations in the framework of the annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM). Speakers will raise issues of the latest attacks on independent media and independent trade unions, developments around the application of death penalty and legislation placing lawyers under the control of the executive.
04.09.2018 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2018
The month was marked by a significant deterioration of the human rights situation in Belarus.
02.08.2018 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2018
During the month, there were numerous cases of pressure on independent journalists and bloggers, freelancers, as well as arrests and administrative detention of peaceful protesters.
06.07.2018 UN Human Rights Council adopts critical resolution on Belarus, renews country mandate
The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on the situation of human rights in Belarus at its 38th session in Geneva and renewed the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus.
05.07.2018 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2018
In early June, representatives of opposition political parties and NGOs started picketing a restaurant located next to the grave of the victims of Soviet repression of 1930s-40s, popularly known as Kurapaty. According to the protesters, the construction of the eating-house was accompanied by legal violations, while the choice of the place itself was inappropriate.
26.06.2018 Miklós Haraszti: “I wish I could report to you about progress…”
On June 25, Miklós Haraszti, the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus, presented his sixth (and last) report on the situation of human rights in Belarus at the 38th session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.