25.06.2019 Human rights NGOs urge HRC to maintain scrutiny on Belarus
In a letter to member states of the Human Rights Council, HRHF and other international NGOs urge the Council to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus. Further, they set out tangible steps that Belarus can take to address “systemic human rights challenges” in the country.
21.06.2019 Picks of the week
More calls from international community to stop executions in Belarus; Belarus ranked low in labor rights rating; Lukashenka rethinks entry ban for Pussy Riot members.
20.06.2019 Special Rapporteur to brief UN Human Rights Council on situation in Belarus
The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its forty-first regular session from 24 June to 12 July 2019 in Geneva.
19.06.2019 PACE rapporteur condemns execution in Belarus
Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC), PACE’s General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has strongly condemned the execution of Aliaksandr Zhylnikau in Belarus.
14.06.2019 Picks of the Week
Brest blogger fined for "intrusive" behavior towards policeman; Artist fined for performance in defense of Belarusian language; Nazi propaganda criminalized, extremist symbols outlawed in adopted draft law; Peaceful assembly organizers sue police for bad public maintenance service; Another death sentence executed in Belarus
14.06.2019 Council of Europe condemns latest death sentence execution in Belarus
The Council of Europe condemns the execution of the next death sentence in Belarus, the spokesperson of the organization wrote on his Twitter.
13.06.2019 Death convict executed in Belarus on the verge of II European Games
The execution of the death sentence against Aliaksandr Zhylnikau is carried out.
07.06.2019 Picks of the Week
New fines for Brest environmental activists; Mikhail Zhamchuzhny's petitions are not considered; Performance against dominance of Russian language results in arrest; Minsk hosts an international conference on combating extremism; LGBTQ initiative faces charges for illegal use of the homophobic newspaper logo
06.06.2019 UN Special Rapporteur reports absence of significant improvements in human rights situation in Belarus
The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus Anaïs Marin delivered a report according to her mandate.
05.06.2019 Human rights situation in Belarus. May 2019
The latest overview of the situation with human rights in Belarus.
04.06.2019 Minsk hosts conference on human rights and combating extremism
On June 4, Minsk human rights space Rights Territory hosts an international conference "Human Rights and Combating Extremism." The event features local and international human rights experts.
31.05.2019 Picks of the week
Prosecutor General’s Office launches probe into police raids in Roma houses; courts continue to punish illegal protesters; activists stage monstration in Mahilioŭ, first allowed protest in 7 years
27.05.2019 How Belarus fails its homeless
Belarus is the host of next month’s European Games. This is bad news for the country’s many homeless. Already facing a hostile bureaucracy and lacking decent shelters, the homeless will be targeted for ‘street cleaning’ by the authorities.
24.05.2019 Picks of the week
Belarusian author facing fine over short story published in 2010; ex-prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka fined in absentia while in pre-trial detention; human rights activists seek justice in Roma raids in Mahilioŭ
23.05.2019 We can see dialogue beginning, UNHRC expert says
On May 23, the Minsk-based Territory of Rights event space hosted a follow-up meeting on the concluding observations adopted by the UN Human Rights Committee after the consideration of Belarus’s fifth periodic report in October 2018.