News on the topic: Miklós Haraszti

Miklós Haraszti: International scrutiny of the situation in Belarus has to be continued

05.02.2018 Miklós Haraszti: International scrutiny of the situation in Belarus has to be continued

The last report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus will stress the need of renewing the country mandate, Miklós Haraszti said during a meeting with Belarusian and international human rights activists, which took place at the Belarusian Human Rights House in Vilnius on January 31.

Arbitrary detention and false prosecution of political opponents continue, UN expert says

17.11.2017 Arbitrary detention and false prosecution of political opponents continue, UN expert says

The recent arrests and detention of two political opponents on fabricated grounds is another demonstration of the cyclical system of oppression in Belarus, according to Miklós Haraszti, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus.

Miklós Haraszti: Belarus human rights record “devastating” as president tightens grip on power

27.10.2017 Miklós Haraszti: Belarus human rights record “devastating” as president tightens grip on power

Belarus has a “devastating” record on human rights which has worsened over two decades as the president has consolidated his grip on absolute power, a UN human rights expert has told the General Assembly in New York.

Key Notes from Civil Society Parallel Forum in Minsk

05.07.2017 Key Notes from Civil Society Parallel Forum in Minsk

At the Civil Society Parallel Forum on July 4 in Minsk, international and Belarusian human rights defenders held a briefing with the participation of Miklós Haraszti, the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus whose mandate is not recognized by the Belarus Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Miklós Haraszti Visits Minsk upon OSCE Invitation

04.07.2017 Miklós Haraszti Visits Minsk upon OSCE Invitation

The Special Rapporteur on Belarus Miklós Haraszti will take place in the 26th annual session of the PA OSCE that is held on July 5 – 9 in Minsk.

UN expert urges continued scrutiny as Belarus enters new cycle of repression

15.06.2017 UN expert urges continued scrutiny as Belarus enters new cycle of repression

The United Nations Special Rapporteur Miklós Haraszti yesterday described the severe crackdown on peaceful protesters in February-March of this year as revealing the cyclical nature of oppression of human rights in Belarus. He also warned that the trials underway potentially lead to a new set of political prisoners.

UN Special Rapporteurs concerned about recurring violence against demonstrators in Belarus

15.03.2017 UN Special Rapporteurs concerned about recurring violence against demonstrators in Belarus

Belarus is being urged by a UN human rights expert to stop acts of violence and harassment against demonstrators and to respect freedom of peaceful assembly.

Human rights defenders: It is vital that Belarus remains on EU agenda

08.02.2017 Human rights defenders: It is vital that Belarus remains on EU agenda

On February 7, a number of locations in Brussels hosted meetings of EU officials with the human rights defenders of Viasna, representatives of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus, as well as and the mother of Uladzislau Kavaliou, who was executed in 2012. The key issue for the discussion was the death penalty in Belarus.

Issue of the death penalty in Belarus to be discussed in Brussels and Strasbourg

03.02.2017 Issue of the death penalty in Belarus to be discussed in Brussels and Strasbourg

Representatives of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" and FIDH are going to discuss the issue of the death penalty in Belarus during a visit to the EU structures and the Council of Europe scheduled for the next week.

Miklós Haraszti: Lifting of mandate should not be used to reward spectacular steps by Belarusian authorities

02.02.2017 Miklós Haraszti: Lifting of mandate should not be used to reward spectacular steps by Belarusian authorities

Miklós Haraszti, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, has met in Vilnius with Belarusian and international human rights activists to discuss priorities for further cooperation. According to Haraszti, he is rather optimistic about the issue of renewing his mandate expected to be discussed this year.

Miklós Haraszti: Belarus elections 'lipstick measures on face of violations'

15.09.2016 Miklós Haraszti: Belarus elections 'lipstick measures on face of violations'

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, says despite the admission of a token oppositionist there was no real difference between last Sunday’s parliamentary elections and all the previous ones carried out in Belarus.

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