News on the topic: human rights

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2022

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.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2022

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

Week Against Torture 2022 Program schedule

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

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: May 2022

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

UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus: End the atmosphere of repression and fear

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

May 21 is the Day of the Political prisoner in Belarus: show your solidarity! Updated with international actions locations

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

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2022

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

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: March 2022  

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

Amnesty International on Belarus: Torture and other ill-treatment endemic and committed with impunity

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.

UN report: There is situation of complete impunity in Belarus

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

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2022

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

Belarus: Next steps toward accountability at the Human Rights Council

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

HRDs call for renewal of mandate of OHCHR examination of human rights situation in Belarus

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

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: January 2022

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.

Human rights defenders sent an alternative report on the human rights situation in Belarus to CESCR

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.

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