News on the topic: freedom of association

Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations on violations of freedom of association and pressure on human rights organizations

07.10.2021 Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations on violations of freedom of association and pressure on human rights organizations

To date, we know about the forced liquidation of more than 250 civil society organizations. Among them there are numerous human rights organizations.

Remaining human rights organisations liquidated in Belarus

06.10.2021 Remaining human rights organisations liquidated in Belarus

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee, Legal Initiative, and ‘Zvyano’ have joined over 270 other NGOs that Belarus’ authorities shut down since July this year.

Supreme Court liquidates Belarusian Helsinki Committee

01.10.2021 Supreme Court liquidates Belarusian Helsinki Committee

The Supreme Court ordered today to liquidate the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, the oldest human rights organization of Belarus. BHC disagreed with the decision, saying that it was based on inadmissible evidence.

Human rights organizations urge Justice Ministry to withdraw liquidation lawsuit against BHC

29.09.2021 Human rights organizations urge Justice Ministry to withdraw liquidation lawsuit against BHC

Joint Letter to the Ministry of Justice in Belarus

Purge of human rights organizations and other civic groups forces them to go underground or in exile

29.07.2021 Purge of human rights organizations and other civic groups forces them to go underground or in exile

In July 2021, the Belarusian authorities liquidated or started the liquidation process of more than 80 civic organisations.

Stop demolition of Belarus’s civil society!

23.07.2021 Stop demolition of Belarus’s civil society!

In recent days, the authorities have taken steps to close numerous down civil society organizations.

Statement on the unprecedented attack on Belarusian human rights defenders

17.02.2021 Statement on the unprecedented attack on Belarusian human rights defenders

Assistance to victims of reprisals is increasingly becoming a reason for criminal proceedings against Belarusians defending human rights.

New reprisals against civil society activists underpin vicious crackdown on human rights

17.02.2021 New reprisals against civil society activists underpin vicious crackdown on human rights

The Belarusian authorities have now set their sights on human rights defenders and journalists whose only crime has been to document the wave of gross human rights violations committed by security forces following last August’s contested presidential election.

Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders strongly condemns escalating crackdown on Belarusian activists

16.02.2021 Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders strongly condemns escalating crackdown on Belarusian activists

The Observatory strongly condemns the ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders and journalists and urges the authorities in Belarus to immediately put an end to the persecution and harassment, including at the judicial level, of the above-mentioned human rights defenders and journalists.

Stop prosecution of human rights defenders!

06.02.2021 Stop prosecution of human rights defenders!

Statement of the Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum on the persecution of Siarhei Drazdouski and Aleh Hrableuski

Freedom for Siarhei Drazdouski and Aleh Hrableuski!

05.02.2021 Freedom for Siarhei Drazdouski and Aleh Hrableuski!

Human rights defenders demand the immediate release of Siarhei Drazdouski and Aleh Hrableuski, activists of the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under attack

04.02.2021 Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under attack

Aleh Hrableuski and Siarhei Drazdouski from the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are facing fraud charges, after they were questioned by officers of the Investigative Committee. The NGO’s company lawyer Hrableuski was detained for 72 hours to await official charges, while Drazdouski, the Office’s leader and a wheelchair user himself, was placed under house arrest.

STOP PRESSURE ON CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS IN CONNECTION TO THEIR RIGHT TO ACCESS TO FUNDING

02.02.2021 STOP PRESSURE ON CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS IN CONNECTION TO THEIR RIGHT TO ACCESS TO FUNDING

Address by Belarusian civil society organisations

The wave of new criminal cases against CSOs in Belarus is growing

24.12.2020 The wave of new criminal cases against CSOs in Belarus is growing

Criminal charges and related investigations, searches and arrests have become the most serious problem for CSOs in Belarus now.

National Human Rights Award winners announced

11.12.2020 National Human Rights Award winners announced

On the International Human Rights Day, December 10, a coalition of human rights organizations of Belarus held a ceremony in Minsk to present the annual National Human Rights Awards.

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