News on the topic: human rights
13.07.2019 UN Human Rights Council renews mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus
The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted in favor of a resolution to extend for a period of one year the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus.
03.07.2019 UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus: “Too many issues ignored for too long”
On June 2, Anaïs Marin, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation with human rights in Belarus, presented her first report on the human rights situation in the country at the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
02.07.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2019
On June 13, Viasna learned about the execution of Aliaksandr Zhylnikau, who was sentenced to death by a verdict of the Minsk City Court. The fate of the other convict in the same case, Viachaslau Sukharka, who was also sentenced to death, is still unknown, but, given the current practice of enforcing death sentences in Belarus, we can assume that he was also executed.
25.06.2019 Human rights NGOs urge HRC to maintain scrutiny on Belarus
In a letter to member states of the Human Rights Council, HRHF and other international NGOs urge the Council to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus. Further, they set out tangible steps that Belarus can take to address “systemic human rights challenges” in the country.
20.06.2019 Special Rapporteur to brief UN Human Rights Council on situation in Belarus
The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its forty-first regular session from 24 June to 12 July 2019 in Geneva.
13.06.2019 Joint position of human rights organizations to subsequent round of EU-Belarus dialog
Belarusian human rights organizations issued a joint position on the verge of the next following round of EU-Belarus dialog.
06.06.2019 UN Special Rapporteur reports absence of significant improvements in human rights situation in Belarus
The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus Anaïs Marin delivered a report according to her mandate.
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.