News on the topic: students’ rights

The Many Faces Of Forced Labour In Belarus

24.07.2017 The Many Faces Of Forced Labour In Belarus

According to the International Labour Organisation, violations of workers' rights in Belarus go beyond unpaid youth labour. The most notorious examples include forced labour of prisoners, soldiers, and inmates at labour therapy facilities, as well as occasional unpaid work on Saturdays and mandatory job placements for university graduates.

Another student expelled over opposition activity

13.07.2017 Another student expelled over opposition activity

Mikalai Lohvinau, activist of the Belarusian Popular Front’s youth wing, has been expelled from the Minsk State Polytechnic College, the Association of Belarusian Students said.

Campaign to Defend Academic Rights in Belarus

27.06.2017 Campaign to Defend Academic Rights in Belarus

On June 26, a conference was held in Minsk aimed to support Belarusian students who have been expelled from universities for their public activities.

Teaching repression a lesson: support Belarusian students to get back into university

09.06.2017 Teaching repression a lesson: support Belarusian students to get back into university

Being active in politics or civil society as a student is not self-evident in Belarus. The country has a long and sad history of expelling students from university for their activities in civil society or politics.

Student NGOs protest anti-government allegations

23.02.2016 Student NGOs protest anti-government allegations

The country’s three leading NGOs working for students’ rights have sent a collective appeal to the Belarusian State Medical University about a message posted on VKontakte social network by a representative of University’s Student Self-Government Coordination Council.

Minsk court fines student over protest

23.12.2015 Minsk court fines student over protest

Pavel Siarhei, an activist who was involved in a protest staged by the students of the Belarusian State University on December 2, has been fined 4.5 mln on charges of illegal demonstrating (Part 1, Art. 23.34 of the Administrative Code).

Police charge another participant in students’ protest

17.12.2015 Police charge another participant in students’ protest

Pavel Siarhei, an activist who was involved in a protest staged by the students of the Belarusian State University on December 2, will stand trial on charges of participating in an unauthorized demonstration (Part 1, Art. 23.34 of the Administrative code).

Student challenges his expulsion from Belarusian State University

15.01.2015 Student challenges his expulsion from Belarusian State University

The continuation of the consideration of Uladzimir Andryienkas appeal against his expulsion from the juridical faculty of Belarusian State University continued at the Maskouski District Court of Minsk on January 14.

Ministry of Education answered to “Oh, Bologna!” only after three months

07.10.2014 Ministry of Education answered to “Oh, Bologna!” only after three months

As it follows from the answer, the decision concerning the accession of Belarus to the Bologna process and made has been made and will not be discussed any more. However, the essence of the decision remains unknown: the ministry advised the activists to address members of the Chamber of Representatives to find about it.

Homel: the trial concerning the expulsion of Andrei Tsianiuta from university is delayed for inviting an interpreter

12.09.2014 Homel: the trial concerning the expulsion of Andrei Tsianiuta from university is delayed for inviting an interpreter

On September 12, the Tsentralny District Court of Homel started hearing a civil case of the co-chair of the "Young Front" Andrei Tsianiuta.

Students advised to abandon NGO activities, says independent monitoring

21.07.2014 Students advised to abandon NGO activities, says independent monitoring

Belarus has intensified pressure on the students for their participation in the activities of civil society organizations, say coordinators of a monitoring on violations of human rights and academic freedoms of students carried out by the Studentskaya Rada NGO in the framework of the Public Committee of Bologna.

Online monitoring of violations of the rights of students in universities

03.06.2014 Online monitoring of violations of the rights of students in universities

Violations of the rights of students are fairly common phenomenon in Belarusian universities. Youth human rights group "Student Council" launches online monitoring, where each student who confronted the violation of students’ rights can post information about it and mark the violation on the map.

Students protest: stage for Culture University remains unfinished for 6 years already

06.06.2013 Students protest: stage for Culture University remains unfinished for 6 years already

Since its inception, the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts hasn't had its own stage, where students, including those who are prepared to work in the theaters, could show their skills or just rehearse. A student of the Faculty of the Belarusian traditional culture and contemporary art decided to influence this situation and appealed for public support. And already had some success.

Mahiliou students warned against involvement in Chernobyl memorial events

26.04.2013 Mahiliou students warned against involvement in Chernobyl memorial events

The students of the Mahiliou-based Belarusian-Russian University have been warned by group monitors, prohibiting participation in unsanctioned public events.

25.02.2013 Police arbitrariness in residence hall of Minsk Linguistic University

Policemen burst into rooms in a residence hall and made students remove “wrong” posters and stickers.

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