News for September 2017
07.09.2017 Principles of Human Rights Work in Belarus
This document presents a set of professional and ethical principles determining the requirements for human rights defenders and their professional activities. It is based on the ethical criteria and traditions of human rights work in Belarus, as well as on the international standards and rules for human rights activities.
06.09.2017 Viasna asks UN Special Rapporteur to intervene in situation of pressure on lawyers in Belarus
The Human Rights Center “Viasna” has written to Ms. Mónica Pinto, UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, to express concern over the extraordinary attestation of a number of Belarusian lawyers scheduled for September 12, which may result in the revocation of their licenses.
04.09.2017 Chechen refugee detained in Minsk, faces death back home
Luiza Dudurkaeva, a 21-year-old refugee from Chechnya, has been detained today at the Minsk airport and given into hands of her family, according to Valentina Likhoshva of the Murmansk-based Maximum initiative and the girl’s lawyer, who accompanied her to Norway, where she was given asylum.
04.09.2017 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2017
In August, the authorities continued the policy of repression against civil society activists and the political opposition.