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Experts release report on freedom of association in 2011

2012 2012-01-23T17:17:46+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 23 January, experts of the Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs and the Center for Legal Transformation presented the results of monitoring of the situation with non-governmental organizations and freedom of association in Belarus in 2011.

According to the report, 112 public associations were registered in Belarus in 2011. Half of them are sports organizations. The experts report deterioration of legal background for the activities of non-profit organizations in the country. Meanwhile, they welcome the Belarusian Parliament’s failure to pass the controversial Law on Non-Profit Organizations heavily criticized by the civil society.

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