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FIDH: Civil society - not repressive regimes - should discuss inequality at G7

22.08.2019 FIDH: Civil society - not repressive regimes - should discuss inequality at G7

FIDH and 68 of its member organisations around the world are surprised that the Elysée (the French presidency) invited states which are notorious for grave and systematic human rights violations, such as India and Egypt, and met with Russian president Vladimir Putin days before the summit.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2019

01.08.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2019

The human rights situation remained unsatisfactory, without any tangible changes, while in July, as before, there were no cases of administrative imprisonment for political reasons, which generally continues the general trend of the first half of this year.

UN Human Rights Council renews mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus

13.07.2019 UN Human Rights Council renews mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus

The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted in favor of a resolution to extend for a period of one year the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus.

UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus: “Too many issues ignored for too long”

03.07.2019 UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus: “Too many issues ignored for too long”

On June 2, Anaïs Marin, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation with human rights in Belarus, presented her first report on the human rights situation in the country at the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2019

02.07.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2019

On June 13, Viasna learned about the execution of Aliaksandr Zhylnikau, who was sentenced to death by a verdict of the Minsk City Court. The fate of the other convict in the same case, Viachaslau Sukharka, who was also sentenced to death, is still unknown, but, given the current practice of enforcing death sentences in Belarus, we can assume that he was also executed.

Human rights NGOs urge HRC to maintain scrutiny on Belarus

25.06.2019 Human rights NGOs urge HRC to maintain scrutiny on Belarus

In a letter to member states of the Human Rights Council, HRHF and other international NGOs urge the Council to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus. Further, they set out tangible steps that Belarus can take to address “systemic human rights challenges” in the country.

Special Rapporteur to brief UN Human Rights Council on situation in Belarus

20.06.2019 Special Rapporteur to brief UN Human Rights Council on situation in Belarus

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its forty-first regular session from 24 June to 12 July 2019 in Geneva.

Joint position of human rights organizations to subsequent round of EU-Belarus dialog

13.06.2019 Joint position of human rights organizations to subsequent round of EU-Belarus dialog

Belarusian human rights organizations issued a joint position on the verge of the next following round of EU-Belarus dialog.

UN Special Rapporteur reports absence of significant improvements in human rights situation in Belarus

06.06.2019 UN Special Rapporteur reports absence of significant improvements in human rights situation in Belarus

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus Anaïs Marin delivered a report according to her mandate.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2019

03.05.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2019

April was marked by a certain deterioration of the overall human rights situation in the country and the negative trends that had emerged in March were further developed. At the same time, the authorities were still trying to avoid the use of most severe forms of repression against civil society and the political opposition.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: March 2019

01.04.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: March 2019

March witnessed certain alarming trends of deteriorating situation with human rights in the country, which may indicate a strengthening of the level of repression ahead of the elections expected later this year.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2019

03.03.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2019

In February, there were no significant improvements in the human rights situation.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: January 2019

02.02.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: January 2019

On January 9, the Mahilioŭ Regional Court sentenced Aliaksandr Asipovich of Babrujsk to capital punishment. This is the first death sentence handed down in Belarus in 2019.

Belarus in World Report 2019 by Human Rights Watch

17.01.2019 Belarus in World Report 2019 by Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch issued an annual review of human rights around the globe. Belarus deserves a special chapter.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: 2018

05.01.2019 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: 2018

Despite a decline in the overall level of repression in the country compared to the previous year, in 2018, there were no systemic changes in the area of civil and political rights, especially at the legislative level, aimed at the qualitative improvement of the human rights situation in Belarus.

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