News on the topic: human rights
03.05.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2019
April was marked by a certain deterioration of the overall human rights situation in the country and the negative trends that had emerged in March were further developed. At the same time, the authorities were still trying to avoid the use of most severe forms of repression against civil society and the political opposition.
01.04.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: March 2019
March witnessed certain alarming trends of deteriorating situation with human rights in the country, which may indicate a strengthening of the level of repression ahead of the elections expected later this year.
03.03.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2019
In February, there were no significant improvements in the human rights situation.
02.02.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: January 2019
On January 9, the Mahilioŭ Regional Court sentenced Aliaksandr Asipovich of Babrujsk to capital punishment. This is the first death sentence handed down in Belarus in 2019.
17.01.2019 Belarus in World Report 2019 by Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch issued an annual review of human rights around the globe. Belarus deserves a special chapter.
05.01.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: 2018
Despite a decline in the overall level of repression in the country compared to the previous year, in 2018, there were no systemic changes in the area of civil and political rights, especially at the legislative level, aimed at the qualitative improvement of the human rights situation in Belarus.
30.12.2018 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: December 2018
During the month, there were numerous facts of pressure on independent journalists and bloggers, freelancers, arrests of peaceful protesters.
22.12.2018 Chechnya Through the Eyes of Belarusian Human Rights Activists
Almost five months ago, the Shali distric court in the Russian constituent republic of Chechnya opened the trial in the case of human rights defender Oyub Titiev.
04.12.2018 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: November 2018
On November 27, human rights defenders learned about the execution of death row inmates Ihar Hershankou and Siamion Berazhnoy.
20.11.2018 “Stopping more brutal affronts and violations” in Belarus
Reflecting on his six years as UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus, as his tenure come to an end, Miklós Haraszti recalls “fighting an uphill battle” in the mandate, but how ultimately it has ensured international scrutiny of the human rights situation and provided a bulwark against some of the worst violations.
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.