Human Rights House Foundation

Belarus

Belarus – The Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House

The Belarusian Human Rights House (HRH) addresses the main challenges faced by human rights activists in Belarus - the right to assembly and freedom of expression. This is achieved through the provision of a safe training and meeting space and facilities for human rights defenders, NGOs, journalists, students and teachers, as well as for international meetings and cultural events.

Human rights trends

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UN responds to Belarus crackdown; renews mandate

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) has responded to the recent crackdown on peaceful protests by the Belarusian government, and to the multiple concerns raised by Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) and its partners, by passing a stronger resolution with an increased majority from 2016 on Belarus which has also renewed the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus for a further year. 23 Jun 2017 »

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UN expert urges to maintain international control over the human rights situation in Belarus

On 14 June Miklós Haraszti presented the fifth report on the situation with human rights in Belarus during the 35th UN Human Rights Council session. 19 Jun 2017 »

Image: KGB building in Minsk. The huge Soviet building occupies a whole block in the center of the Belarusian capital. 
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Human rights defenders appeal to authorities after receiving information on torture in the KGB jail

Representatives of the Belarusian human rights organisations demand the immediate release of all defendants in the case of "preparing mass riots". 08 Jun 2017 »

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Belarusian human rights defenders urged UN HRC to extend Special Rapporteur’s mandate

From 30 May to 1 June, Valiantsin Stefanovich, lawyer of the Human Rights Center "Viasna", and Anna Gerasimova, Director of the Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House, met with the delegations of various countries to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva to inform them about the situation with human rights in Belarus. 03 Jun 2017 »

Image: Miklós Haraszti, Special Rappoteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, addresses the thirty-second session of the Human Rights Council. 
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UN mandate on Belarus must be renewed

The Government of Belarus has returned to “the policy of large-scale repression against citizens who exercise or defend their rights,” says the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus, Miklós Haraszti. 31 May 2017 »

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