News on the topic: legislation

Mikhail Miakhedka fined for attempting to get an audience with Chairman of Supreme Court

14.10.2014 Mikhail Miakhedka fined for attempting to get an audience with Chairman of Supreme Court

October 13 Mikhail Miakhedka, a resident of Minsk who unsuccessfully tried to get an appointment with the President of the Supreme Court,was detained by security guards at the courthouse and taken to the Leninsky District Court of Minsk. He was accused of participating in an unauthorized mass event (Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code) and punished by a fine of 2,250,00 rubles by Judge Aliaksei Kamushkin.

State bodies reply to BAJ statement

13.10.2014 State bodies reply to BAJ statement

Some state bodies, to which BAJ sent the statement against administrative prosecution of freelance journalists, give unsatisfactory replies.

Brest: just one member of Brest City Council reported to electors

10.10.2014 Brest: just one member of Brest City Council reported to electors

Participants of the civil initiative "Social Office" consider it as a positive development. After their appeals to members of councils, one of them, representative of the electoral constituency No. 34 Aliaksandr Shokau, reported to his electors through the newspaper “Brestski Vesnik”.

Official has been serving a prison term for two years already, but is still “responsible for mass events” in Vitsebsk

09.10.2014 Official has been serving a prison term for two years already, but is still “responsible for mass events” in Vitsebsk

Vitsebsk activists are trying to convince the executive committee of the necessity to amend the decision on mass events. The officials respond that it is flawless and meets all legal requirements. However, the official who is mentioned in it is serving a sentence for a bribe.

Ministry of Education answered to “Oh, Bologna!” only after three months

07.10.2014 Ministry of Education answered to “Oh, Bologna!” only after three months

As it follows from the answer, the decision concerning the accession of Belarus to the Bologna process and made has been made and will not be discussed any more. However, the essence of the decision remains unknown: the ministry advised the activists to address members of the Chamber of Representatives to find about it.

Ex-candidate continues appealing his detention at polling station

03.10.2014 Ex-candidate continues appealing his detention at polling station

October 2, civil society activist Valery Karankevich against filed a complaint to the Office of Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus.

Policeman to 12-year-old girl: “You are guilty, as you demand a lawyer”

01.10.2014 Policeman to 12-year-old girl: “You are guilty, as you demand a lawyer”

As it is stated in a complaint to the Office of Prosecutor General, filed by the mother of a 12-year-old Brest resident, a policeman from Maskouski district police department in Brest Yauhen Bury exceeded his powers at work.

FIDH and "Viasna" present a report on "Arbitrary Preventive Detention of Activists in Belarus"

30.09.2014 FIDH and "Viasna" present a report on "Arbitrary Preventive Detention of Activists in Belarus"

Paris-Minsk, 24 September 2014 – In a report released today, our organisations establish that the authorities in Belarus systematically arrest activists prior to important public events to avoid any protest.

Human rights activists urge Ukrainian authorities to define legal status of members of volunteer battalions

15.08.2014 Human rights activists urge Ukrainian authorities to define legal status of members of volunteer battalions

After the end of hostilities, members of volunteer battalions risk to becoming involved in criminal cases. Indeed, their status depends entirely on the position of the authorities. To avoid this risk, human rights defenders propose to consider legalization battalions by law.

Council of Ministers refuses to raise an legal issue at Constitutional Court on request of Vitsebsk residents

15.08.2014 Council of Ministers refuses to raise an legal issue at Constitutional Court on request of Vitsebsk residents

Several dozen residents of Vitsebsk have signed a collective letter to the Council of Ministers to contribute to change the regulation of the Vitebsk City Executive Committee №881 "On Mass Events in Vitsebsk" and initiate an appeal to the Constitutional Court to verify compliance of this document with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus. The regional coordinator of the movement "For Freedom" Khrystafor received a refusal.

Ukrainian human rights activists warn about dangers of laws of 12 August

15.08.2014 Ukrainian human rights activists warn about dangers of laws of 12 August

The activists claim that a number of laws and draft laws, which were adopted on 12 August, are potentially dangerous for the citizens of Ukraine and violate national and international law norms.

Ukrainian human rights activists insist on inadmissibility of adopting bill №4453a "On Sanctions" in proposed edition

15.08.2014 Ukrainian human rights activists insist on inadmissibility of adopting bill №4453a "On Sanctions" in proposed edition

August 12, 2014 the Supreme Council of Ukraine unanimously adopted in the first reading the government bill №4453a "On Sanctions".

KGB wants to know medical secrets of Belarusian citizens

12.08.2014 KGB wants to know medical secrets of Belarusian citizens

The corresponding document was published by the blogger d-zholik.

Court declares decisions of Ministry of Culture non-appealable

12.08.2014 Court declares decisions of Ministry of Culture non-appealable

The Civil Division of the Minsk City Court quashed the decision of the trial court and stopped the trial in the construction of automobile and pedestrian bridge on the protected territory of the Brest Fortress.

Baranavichy: Tax inspectorate refuses to issue complaint book to individual entrepreneur

11.08.2014 Baranavichy: Tax inspectorate refuses to issue complaint book to individual entrepreneur

August 9, individual entrepreneur Mikalai Charnavus applied to the Ministry for Taxes and Duties asking to oblige the head of the Baranavichyax Inspectorate to create a stand for the book of complaints and suggestions.

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