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Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2019

03.03.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2019

In February, there were no significant improvements in the human rights situation.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: January 2019

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.

Belarus in World Report 2019 by Human Rights Watch

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: 2018

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: December 2018

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.

Chechnya Through the Eyes of Belarusian Human Rights Activists

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: November 2018

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.

“Stopping more brutal affronts and violations” in Belarus

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.

UN HRC publishes concluding observations on Belarus

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: October 2018

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.

Picks of the Week

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

‘Deteriorating’ human rights in Belarus amounts to ‘wholescale oppression’: UN expert

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: September 2018

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.

Anaïs Marin of France appointed UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus

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.

Invitation to the presentation of an alternative human rights report

26.09.2018 Invitation to the presentation of an alternative human rights report

The report will be presented on Monday, October 1.

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