News on the topic: UN
25.09.2023 Right Livelihood and Viasna called on the UN to create an independent mechanism for Belarus to investigate human rights violations
During the report, the foundation emphasized the role of Viasna in disclosing systemic human rights violations in Belarus.
20.09.2023 UN experts: presidential decree denying consular services puts Belarusians abroad at risk
UN experts urge UN Member States to facilitate the acquisition of alternative travel and identity documents by Belarusians.
21.07.2023 Viasna among five winners of UN Human Rights Prize in 2023
This year’s winners defend human rights in Belarus, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jordan, Uruguay and globally.
06.07.2023 UN special communication to Belarus on criminal prosecution of Viasna members released
Communication remained confidential for 60 days before being made public, giving the Government time to reply.
30.05.2023 No good practices to share from Belarus: Insights from Vienna consultation
Natallia Satsunkevich, a Belarusian human rights center Viasna representative, participated in a regional consultation with the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
06.03.2023 Verdict against Nobel laureate Ales Bialiatski an effort to quash scrutiny and dissent say UN experts
UN experts reiterate their call for their immediate release from detention, access to a fair trial and reparations for harms suffered.
14.02.2023 Human rights defenders urge OHCHR to establish an independent investigative mechanism in Belarus
This would provide a tool to prepare the ground for effective accountability for human rights crimes in the country.
10.02.2023 UN Special Rapporteurs informed about violations of the rights and freedoms of Viasna members during the trial
Viasna lawyer Sviatlana Halauniova explains which violations were described in the communication to the Special Rapporteurs.
09.01.2023 UN expresses grave concerns with trials in Belarus
The organization calls to drop the charges against Viasna members and immediately release them.
24.10.2022 Human rights defenders and experts share priorities for High Commissioner Volker Türk
High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk took up his mandate on 17 October 2022.
11.10.2022 UN experts call for immediate release of Nobel winner Ales Bialiatski
Viasna members jailed to silence human rights defenders and eradicate the civic space in Belarus.
27.09.2022 Right Livelihood warns UN Council about Ales Bialiatski's terrible detention conditions
Ales Bialiatski is being held in a dark, semi-basement section of a Belarusian prison, Right Livelihood and Laureate organisation Human Rights Center “Viasna” warned the UN Human Rights Council.
26.08.2022 UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus report: “Hostile environment is used as a powerful tool to compel people to leave”
The UN website has published the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Anaïs Marin.
08.08.2022 Viasna informed UN Special Rapporteurs on prosecution for anti-war statements in Belarus
Over a thousand detained for anti-war protests and about 32 criminal cases brought for anti-war manifestations since February 24, 2022
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