News on the topic: language rights
16.03.2018 Weekly picks in figures
The country’s authorities continue abusing legislation to sanction reporters working for local and foreign media.
02.09.2015 Salihorsk: a “prophylactic talk” held with the son of the road policeman
Salihorsk District Police Department doesn't see any offense in the threats against Aliaksandr Malochka, provoked by his demand that road policemen observe the legislation and use the Belarusian language while talking to him.
01.09.2015 Hrodna Regional Expert Commission has been examining "Situation of Human Rights in Belarus in 2014" for almost 6 months
Back on March 13, 2015h officers of the Ašmiany customs detained more than 40 copies of the book “Situation of Human Rights in Belarus Belarus in 2014. Review-Chronicle”, carried by a human rights activist Ales Dzerhachou through the border. Three days later, March 16, 2015 the customs officers appointed a primary customs examination of the edition.
12.08.2015 Parliament believes that language is settled perfectly by current legislation
The Standing Committee on Education, Culture and Science of the House of Representatives considered the appeal of the assembly of Salihorsk branch of the Belarusian Language Society on the need to give the Belarusian language not a declarative, but a real status of the state language on par with Russian and ensure their real equality in all spheres of life.
11.08.2015 Human rights activist appeals breach of law by Chair of Mahilioŭ Regional Election Commission
Mahilioŭ Regional Election Commission violates the law "On appeals of citizens and legal entities" by giving Russian-language replies to Belarusian-language appeals.
07.08.2015 Mahilioŭ resident gets offended that “Priorbank” considers his name and patronymic "wrong"
Andrei Kavaliou filed a claim to the leadership of the bank, asking to bring the bank software into compliance with the Belarusian legislation on languages, as well as give him a written apology for the insult inflicted on him by the inaccurate software.
01.08.2015 Chairman of Salihorsk BLS: Ministry of Education and people seem to be living in different countries
Salihorsk organization of the Belarusian Language Society received a response from the Ministry of Education to its statement on the need to give the Belarusian language is not a declarative, but an effective status of a state language and ensure the equality of the two state languages in all spheres of life.
13.07.2015 Salihorsk: violation of language laws by traffic police appealed at prosecutor's office
Civil society activist Aliaksandr Malochka has appealed to Salihorsk District Prosecutor's Office seeking the punishment of the local traffic policemen who refused to communicate with him in Belarusian and were unable to draw up a violation report in the Belarusian language which presenting him charges of a violation of the traffic rules.
10.07.2015 Ministry of Education believes th there are ample opportunities to study Belarusian language in Belarus
Commenting on the report of Salihorsk representatives of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee on the observance of the rights of Belarusian-speaking citizens in the region, the Ministry of Education has come to the conclusion about the existence of wide opportunities for the study of the Belarusian language and its use in all areas of communication.
01.07.2015 Presidential Administration bounces report on discrimination of Belarusian language
Administration of the President has again left without consideration the report of the Salihorsk BHC representatives regarding the observance of the rights of Belarusian-speaking citizens in the area, which they sent to the office of the President after correcting the formal defects.
20.05.2015 MPs refuse to address language discrimination
The Standing Committee on Education, Culture and Science of the House of Representatives has considered a report on violations of the rights of Belarusian-language citizens in the Salihorsk district submitted by local human rights defenders. However, MPs found no reasons to change the law.
13.05.2015 Members of Salihorsk branch of Belarusian Language Society demand real equality of languages
Participants of the solemn assembly of the Salihorsk city organization of the Belarusian Language Society named after Francysk Skaryna" adopted an appeal to the head of the House of Representatives and the Prime Minister with the requirement of real linguistic equality in the country.
13.04.2015 Ministry of Defense responds to appeals in Belarusian solely in Russian
Correspondence of the Salihorsk UCP party member Viktar Malochka with the structures of the Ministry of Defense has identified a total violation of the law on appeals of citizens by duty officials of this state agency.
03.04.2015 Baranavichy: Prosecutor General's Office supports local and ministerial officials
Parents of pupils of the former Belarusian-language form in Baranavichy, Tatsiana and Aleh Malashchanka and Antanina and Vasil Filipchyk received a letter from the Prosecutor General, signed by Head of the Department for Supervision of the rights and freedoms of citizens M. Papova.
02.04.2015 BLS has prepared a list of arguments about the discrimination of the Belarusian language
The facts gathered by Frantsishak Skaryna Belarusian Language Society (BLS) can be safely used in arguments when your opponent asks for evidence that the Belarusian language in Belarus is oppressed.