News on the topic: human rights
12.08.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2022
July marked a year since Viasna Chairman Ales Bialiatski, Deputy chairman Valiantsin Stefanovich, and lawyer Uladzimir Labkovich were taken in custody on trumped-up charges.
15.07.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2022
Torture and prohibited treatment continue to be used against those arrested and in politically motivated criminal cases
21.06.2022 Week Against Torture 2022 Program schedule
International Committee for the Investigation of Torture in Belarus together with the Viasna Human Rights Center, Legal Initiative, Belarusian Helsinki Committee, Viasna Volunteer network, Youth Council RADA, initiatives politzek.me and dissidentby invite you to participate in the events of the Week against torture from June 20 to 26
14.06.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: May 2022
On May 21, the Day of Political Prisoners in Belarus, actions in memory of Vitold Ashurak and in solidarity with more than 1,200 political prisoners took place all around the world
09.06.2022 UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus: End the atmosphere of repression and fear
The UN website has published the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus Anaïs Marin
20.05.2022 May 21 is the Day of the Political prisoner in Belarus: show your solidarity! Updated with international actions locations
Human rights defenders call to remember Vitold Ashurak, express solidarity with political prisoners in Belarus, and demand that the authorities release them
13.05.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2022
Minsk Municipal Court has commenced hearings of criminal case against Viasna volunteer service coordinator Marfa Rabkova, volunteer Andrei Chapiuk, and eight other persons
06.04.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: March 2022
Ongoing war in Ukraine radically changes agenda in Europe and world; democratic countries have imposed new sanctions and restrictions on Belarus
31.03.2022 Amnesty International on Belarus: Torture and other ill-treatment endemic and committed with impunity
Amnesty International presented its annual report, Amnesty International Report 2021/22: The state of the world's human rights.
09.03.2022 UN report: There is situation of complete impunity in Belarus
Fundamental human rights of tens of thousands of people in Belarus violated, countless others negatively affected
04.03.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2022
On February 27, a referendum on the draft Constitution of Belarus was held. Experts of the monitoring campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” documented numerous law violations
28.02.2022 Belarus: Next steps toward accountability at the Human Rights Council
Watch the full recording of a side event hosted ahead of the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council
23.02.2022 HRDs call for renewal of mandate of OHCHR examination of human rights situation in Belarus
Joint Letter to the UN Human Rights Council on the Situation in Belarus
03.02.2022 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: January 2022
As of February 1, Belarusian penal facilities held 1,022 political prisoners; the number continues to increase steadily.
20.01.2022 Human rights defenders sent an alternative report on the human rights situation in Belarus to CESCR
The report will be considered by CESCR at its 71st session that will take place from 14 February to 4 March 2022.