2016 15/06


The need for interaction between civil society and governments to improve legislation for the prevention and avoidance of additional problems again becomes clear and obvious. Continue reading »

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2016 15/06


Previously we have written about the non-conformity of the Belarusian Law “On Mass Events” with the international standards of freedom of movements. But the process of their implementation in a broad sense is a main theme for a big research.
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2016 07/06


Decisions of local Executive Committees “on the order of holding mass events” are contrary to the norms of ICCPR and national laws.
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2016 07/06


On June 6 Baranavičy citizens appealed to the local executive committee with the appeal to amend the decision of Baranavičy city executive committee “On mass events in the city of Baranavičy”. Continue reading »

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2016 03/06


Połack trade union activists have filed a complaint to Viciebsk court on a prejudiced decision of Połack judges Julija Kałasoŭskaja and Vital Łapko. The processing on the complaints will be held on June 15 in Viciebsk.
Trade union leaders are asking Viciebsk court to call off the fines (5 million and 6 million Belarusian rubles) and to stop the case for lack of offense. Continue reading »

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2016 25/05


How to resist the closeness of local representative bodies and defend our right to receive a complete, reliable and timely information. Continue reading »

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2016 26/04


European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) recognized the detention of one-man picketers in Russia violation of Article of the Convention on Human Rights and awarded them € 35 thousand. Continue reading »

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2016 25/04

Today human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka appealed to the UN Committee on Human Rights with an individual complaint. Continue reading »

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2016 17/04

During the recent year Hrodna activists have been appealing for pickets several times. One of these them was Jezhy Hryhenchy application for holding a picket on the new housing utility tariffs. All applications were on social issues and were appealed to be held in approved local authority areas. However, all of them were banned. Continue reading »

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2016 14/04

Any Belarusian, at least a little interested in social and political affairs of the country, could many times hear the news about the arrest for violating the order of organizing or holding mass events (Art. 23.34 of the Administrative Code). Continue reading »

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2016 05/04

The headquarters of the Department of Ideological work, Culture and Youth Affairs of Minsk Regional Executive Committee believe that in Borisov region “all is well” with Belarusian language. Continue reading »

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2016 01/04

350_SVmABR_apr-KR_OK_IMG_9464Representatives of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” received a response from the Central Election Commission to their proposals on the implementation of the OSCE ODIHR recommendations, which is contrary to previous statements made by Lidziya Yarmoshyna in the media. Continue reading »

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2016 24/03


Administrative punishments for exercising right to peaceful assembly and expression of opinion in Belarus continues. Continue reading »

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2016 03/03

It’s very complicated… when oligarchs or the modern “kings” in power believe that only they have exclusive rights for Human Rights.
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2016 02/03

Kadr_2_Ez_PavSapielka_470aprThe Human Rights Center “Viasna” has analyzed the situation in places of detention in Belarus and prepared a report on the results of monitoring in 2015. Continue reading »

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2016 26/02

lawtrend_asambleyaThe Assembly of Democratic NGOs and the Center for Legal Transformation Lawtrend have prepared an annual report “Freedom of Associations and Legal Conditions for Non-Profit Organizations In Belarus”. Continue reading »

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2016 28/01

As the author to the Belarusian deputies Ales Dzerhachou notes, “The constitutional right of Belarusians to defend their rights through international organizations such as the UN Human Rights Committee, will remain only “the postal service”. Continue reading »

2015 07/05

European Humanities University (EHU) Lecturer Liudmila Ulyashyna has successfully defended her dissertation International Legal Standards in the Field of Human Rights and Their Implementation: Doctrinal and Practical Study at Vilnius University.

She works as a lawyer and manages the “International Law in Advocacy” program at the Oslo-based Human Rights House Network. In this interview with EHU she discusses her work and the development of human rights law. Continue reading »

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2015 27/02

A number of Belarusian NGOs have published a report prepared by graduates and experts of the Human Rights House Network’s program “International Law in Advocacy” as a result of a study entitled “Efficiency of the Use of International Human Rights Mechanisms in Respect of Belarus”. Continue reading »

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2015 30/01

Are there neo-Nazi’s followers in the authorities of Belarus? Is it possible? Can it be true that this virus has invaded frowsy corridors of nomenclative and clannish pro-Kremlin “hierarchy” that isn’t renovated according to law and that is corrupt, anti-Belarusian and anticonstitutional as the matter of fact?!!

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2015 25/01

How human rights defenders of Human rights center “Viasna” adopted experience of working with social networks and what came out of it…

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2015 23/01

In early June, the activists of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Viktar Sazonau from Hrodna, Ales Kaputski from Maladzechna, Tamara Shchapetkina from Biaroza, and Sviatlana Lapitskaia from Zhodzina visited Stockholm to get acquainted with the Swedish system of human rights protection, and with the work of Swedish colleagues. Continue reading »

2015 12/01

Why do executive committees continue to torpedo Main Law of the country and violate fundamental rights of citizens? Why do direct contradictions in legislation remain incorrect for years and citizens are deprived of their own constitutional right because of that?! Why is ideologist allowed to ignore constitutional rights and civil status of every Belarusian?
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2014 10/12

In 2014, 27 people applied to the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations with the assistance of Homel Centre for Strategic Litigation. As a result, three communications were accepted for consideration on the merits. Continue reading »

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2014 04/12

Only in the beginning of December human rights defenders Alaksiej Lapicki and Sviatlana Lapickaja found in their post box an envelope with a reply of housing utilities sector of Minsk regional executive committee on appeal about the fact of Zhodzina housing utilities sector of refused to conduct service agreement on cleaning the grounds after an event being held there demanded by the executive committee.   Continue reading »

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2014 27/11

bialiacki-111_600_Li_logo02The Human Rights Center “Viasna” publishes the official text of a decision taken by the United Nations Human Rights Committee in the case of its leader and vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights, Ales Bialiatski.
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2014 20/11

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has found a violation of the right to peaceful assembly and information in the case of BPF member Siarhei Lazenka. The activist sent his individual communication back in 2008. Continue reading »

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2014 20/11

During its 112th session United Nations Human Rights Committee adopted new general comment number 35 on Art. 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: the right to liberty and security of person. Continue reading »

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2014 18/11

On November 17 the court of Pershamaisky district of Minsk started the trial of the deputy chairman of the Conservative Christian Party BNF Yuras Belenki. He is accused of breaking the law on mass events as the organizer of the meeting (Part 2 art.23.34 of the Administrative Code). Continue reading »

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2014 17/11

bialiacki-111_600_Li_logo02Remarkable decision against states that violate the freedom of association
Paris-Minsk, 17 November 2014 – In a decision that will go down in history, on 24 September 2014 the UN Human Rights Committee officially recognized that the Republic of Belarus violated the rights of Ales Bialiatski, President of Human Rights Centre “Viasna” and FIDH Vice President. Continue reading »

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2014 04/11


The traditional commemorative action in the memory of ancestors, “Dzyady-2014″, including a march and a rally, took place on November 2, 2014. The event was organized by the Conservative Christian Party BPF. Continue reading »

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2014 25/10

At the 69th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on October 23 was presented the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Michel Forst. Continue reading »

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2014 08/10

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.
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2014 30/09

Ales Bialiatski, head of the Human Rights Centre “Viasna” and Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights, was in Strasbourg at the opening session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, where on September 29 has been named the winner of the Vaclav Havel Prizeon human rights.
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2014 11/09

On September 10, the Mazyr District Court held a preliminary hearing on the appeal of a human rights activist Uladzimir Tseliapun against the decision of the Chairman of the Mozyr District Executive Committee Siarhei Hvozdz and his deputy Feliks Haliuk to ban a picket organized by him.
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2014 04/09

The official reason for the picket ban, cited by the Brest City Executive Committee, was that another mass event would be held at the action site at the specified time.
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2014 18/08

Андрэй Стрыжак, РэчыцаCoordinator of the youth network of the independent trade union of radio-electronic industry Andrei Stryzhak complained to the UN Human Rights Committee against a ban imposed by officials in Rechytsa on a peaceful assembly that was scheduled for September 8, 2013 and was expected to protest against the decision of the Belarusian government to abolish sick leave payments for parents raising children.
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2014 14/08

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. Continue reading »

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2014 13/08

Therefore “we are all to blame for what is happening in the Ukraine…” – was stated media expert Svitlana Yeremenko during the round table “One country. Civil unity, struggle against separatism and occupation, resistance to informational aggression on the example of the Dnipropetrovsk region”, held on 12 August. Continue reading »

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2014 11/08

Paris-Geneva, August 6, 2014 – The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, an FIDH-OMCT joint programme, deplores the recent acts of harassment and arrests of prominent human rights defenders Rasul Jafarov, Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunusov, and calls on the authorities to put an end to the ongoing repression against civil society organisations and representatives. Continue reading »

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2014 11/08

There is a picket in support of Mikalai Statkievicz and against Russian military aggression against the Ukraine is banned in Zhodzina. This ban was expected, because the applicants didn’t manage to attach to the application copies of paid service agreements with the police, health professionals and utility providers, which are necessary according to article 5 of Decree №1020 by Zhodzina executive committee from year 2012. Real impracticability (and moreover illegality) of this demand from applicants of peaceful assembly, but not “other public events” (sport, commercial, etc.) doesn’t bother local authorities. Continue reading »

2014 11/08

The survey covers the period of April 1 — June 30, 2014. Its aim is to reveal short-term tendencies in the sphere of Human rights, social, political and economic situation in Belarus. Continue reading »

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2014 05/08

Citizens of Zhodzina celebrated Day of Solidarity with Belarusian civil society.
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2014 04/08

Applications for pickets for release of political prisoners, filed by human rights activists within the framework of the Day of Solidarity with Belarusian civil society, were turned down by the local authorities in Navapolatsk, Vitsebsk, Homel, Mozyr, Rechytsa, Zhodzina, Barysau, Baranavichy, Smarhon and Mahiliou.
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2014 01/08

Human rights defenders from Zhodzina made a second since a Decree № 1020 from July 27 of 2012 year try to conduct paid service agreements with the police, health professionals and utility providers which are demanded by the executive committee to be attached to the application on holding a mass event.

On July 16-17 of 2014 they sent application offers to Zhodzina Municipal Department of the Interior, municipal hospital and housing and utility sector by e-mail. In their applications Alaksiej Lapicki and Sviatlana Lapickaja explained the situation that forces them to apply for additional or special and absolutely unnecessary paid services of these state institutions in details. By the way, these institutions work according their own regulations and that’s why they have official duties to provide policing, medical service and cleaning of grounds without any other special and certainly paid agreements. Continue reading »

2014 30/07

Housing and utility sector of Zhodzina has a choice – either 10 milliom BYR for one sheet of trash after a human rights picket or just 1 million BYR for performance of their official duties according to conditional prepaid agreement. Such additional suggestions on conducting an agreement were made by human rights defenders who applied for peaceful assembly in Zhodzina.
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2014 26/07

On Thursday it was announced that Belarus has sent an invitation to the UN Human Rights Council Rapporteurs. Human rights defender Valiantsin Stefanovich said that this is not the first time that our government invites UN experts, but the approach to the process is very selective.
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2014 25/07

Deputy Chief of Supreme Court judge Andrej Zabara replied to supervisory appeal of activist of United Civic Party of Belarus from Homiel Eduard Nielubovicz. Continue reading »

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2014 23/07

The situation with exactions (about of 10-20% of the cost of the ticket) on international tours at new Minsk bus station multiplies again. After a calm period when there was a conflict with passengers on international tours of Central bus station in Minsk and even conductors were changed, the situation multiplies again.
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2014 17/07

Dzianis Rabianok, an activist of the United Civil Party from the town of Kalinkavichy, has been unable to find justice for more than a year and a half. Recently, he received a response to his complaint from the Supreme Court, which upheld the decision of the discourt of Kalinkavichy.
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2014 13/07

In Homiel there is a decision concerning the procedure of public events in force, according to which anyone who would like to hold a mass-meeting or to attract attention to any problem is obliged to conduct service agreements with ambulance and for cleaning of grounds at his own expense. Nevertheless particular providers of such services are listed in the decision, no one managed to conduct an agreement with them. Continue reading »

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2014 12/07

This question was actually raised up today at central post Office in Zhodzina, when local human rights defender Aliaksiej Lapicki dropped by to pay state duty for supervisory appeal to Miensk regional court and send post for its intended purposes. Continue reading »

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2014 07/07

As it was reported earlier, local authorities of Zhodzina suddenly refused to organize the celebration of folk festival Kupalle for the first time, after they organized pompous celebration of the 3rd of July with inviting Saladuha and Piesniary for a concert and great fireworks. Continue reading »

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2014 04/07

Human rights defenders from Biaroza town made an application for holding a picket to coincide with the anniversary of accepting of Declaration of Independence of Belarus. As it is the day on which Supreme Soviet of BSSR opened a new milestone in the history of our country. Continue reading »

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2014 30/06

Ales Bialatski met his friends and colleagues, human rights defenders and lawyers from abroad and from various regional departments of Human Rights Center “Viasna” in Belarus. Continue reading »

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2014 26/06

It has been over two years since the entry in force of the Law “On the Legal Profession and Activities of Lawyers in the Republic of Belarus” and other regulations adopted pursuant to it. Despite the fact that this law is sufficiently “fresh”, the need for changes in the Belarusian legislation on lawyers has been prompted by both national and foreign experts. Continue reading »

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2014 26/06

A periodic report of Belarus on the human rights situation in the country was to be presented to the UN Human Rights Committee on November 7, 2001, but was eventually submitted with a 10-year delay on December 15, 2011. The country’s latest periodic report was considered back in 1997, therefore, the report highlights issues of compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Belarus for the period from November 1997 to March 2015. The report has been prepared and submitted in accordance with Article 40 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
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2014 25/06

The UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint by a resident of the village of Buyany, Vitsebsk region, Leanid Zdrestau. Continue reading »

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2014 13/06

At the conference of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights held in Bern a few days ago, a special document – Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders – was adopted. Belarusian human rights organizations – Belarusian Helsinki Committee and Human Rights Center “Viasna” – participated in preparation, discussing and adoption of this important human rights instrument. Deputy chairman of the Human Rights Centre “Viasna” Valiantsin Stefanovich says about the necessity of the Guidelines and its essence: Continue reading »

2014 13/06

Authors of individual communication submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee on behalf of Ales Bialiatski, President of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” and Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), addressed the Human Rights Committee with an open letter. Antoine Bernard, Director-General of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and Natallia Pinchuk, the wife of the political prisoner Ales Bialiatski, urge the Committee to speed up consideration of the communication that was filed two years ago.
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2014 09/06

In Zhodzina it became necessary to make agreements with the police, medical and community services after the representative of the executive committee recognized her own order to applicants to make such agreements to be groundless. Continue reading »

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2014 08/06

Hrystaphor Zhaliapau (in the photo), the coordinator of the Movement for Freedom in Viciebsk region, sent the head of the executive committee Viktar Nikalaikin a letter. Continue reading »

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2014 06/06

At this time, a group of Belarusian human rights activists is in Sweden. They visited the police station and met with the press secretary and the representatives of the Dialogue Police, which is consistently working with public, including public events in the capital. Continue reading »

2014 05/06

Several dozen residents of the regional center have signed a collective letter to the Council of Ministers in which they ask officials to change the decision 881 of 10.07.2009 of Vitebsk Executive Committee, which regulates the rules of applications to authorities when applying for a street protest. Continue reading »

2014 27/05

After the single voting day in the Ukraine the delivery of records and the registration of the voting results is still continuing on the 25th of May. The process of delivering the final records together with ballots takes place day and night on the 25th of May. Continue reading »

2014 08/04

The Human Rights Center “Viasna” issued another review-chronicles “Human rights situation in Belarus in 2013″. Continue reading »

2014 26/03

On March 25, 2014 in Minsk you could see many completely unfamiliar faces. And it was noticeable that some new people decided to come out with national symbols of Belarus or Ukraine, and took an active part in mass actions on celebrating a traditional for Minsk FREEDOM DAY.
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2014 22/03

Biaroza human rights defenders and social activists, the applicants of picketing on March 25, not for a long time were happy about the fact that the local executive committee, in particular its chairman Mikhail Kreidzich, gave a permission for the rally in a deserted place. Written aggreement came on March 21. Continue reading »

2014 19/03

Regarding the events in Ukraine, or rather only one question of separation of the Crimea from Ukraine, we give legal analysis (see full article) and represent views of the Belarusian lawyer of international affairs Jan Gvardziyan. Continue reading »

2014 18/03

The project “De facto implementation of international obligations of the Republic of Belarus in the field of civil rights and freedoms” (BISH) gave its participants the opportunity to obtain information about the work of organs and structures of the United Nations from Belarusian and international experts.
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2014 17/03

Large inscription “With all our heart with you” with the national flags of Belarus and Ukraine (see photo) has hung on a concrete fence along the railroad tracks near the train stop “Minsk- East” not for a long time – within a week it was purposefully painted with senseless characters. Continue reading »

2014 14/03

Homel center for strategic lawsuit has produced and sent some certain judges editions and individual brochures with the decisions of the UN Committee on Human Rights, as well as with previous decisions of the national courts on human rights violations that have occurred in Homel region. Continue reading »

2014 12/03

On March 15, 1994 the Supreme Soviet of Belarus adopted the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus. Former judge of the Constitutional Court of Belarus Mikhal Pastukhou tells our correspondent why today in Belarus numerous articles of the Basic Law are violated. (spelling – the primary source)
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2014 08/03

Human rights activist Ales Bialiatski was arrested in August 2011, before the trial was kept in militia investigation centre # 1 – on Valadarski Street in Minsk (former Pischalov castle), then in jail in Zhodzina, and then in the colony # 2 in Babruisk. And here is the third spring behind bars. Continue reading »

2014 07/03

An application was filed to Minsk City Executive Committee for holding an event on Freedom Day on March 25. This day is the 96th anniversary of the proclamation of Belarusian People’s Republic. Continue reading »

2014 02/03

Reasons for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet being in Ukraine are secured by several agreements. Places of basement are defined in Art. 2 and 3 of the agreement between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on the parameters of BSF division and also in more detailed form – in applications N2 and 3 to this agreement. Continue reading »

2014 17/02

The Executive Committee’s reasons for the ban is lack of contracts with communal services, medical institutions and militia. “Meanwhile, neither medics nor the utility did respond to our request to sign contracts,” – says one of the applicants of the campaign Zmitser Lupach. Continue reading »

2014 16/02

Assembly of Pro-Democratic NCOs and Legal Transformation Center prepared annual report “Freedom of association and the legal status of non-commercial organizations in Belarus” in 2013. Continue reading »

2014 10/02

‘Rights. Risks. Change!’ Campaign to focus attention on targeted human rights defenders.

Front Line Defenders launched an on-line and social media campaign today to focus attention on the plight of 12 human rights defenders (HRDs) from Eastern Europe and Central Asia coinciding with the launch of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Continue reading »

2014 09/02

As previously reported, UNCHR adopted a positive decision on the individual appeal from Zhodzina on the case “Komorovski vs Belarus”. Now the decision of the Committee was officially published in the original (in English) on the website of the Center of Social and Political Rights of the United Nations (look at the base of individual appeals). Continue reading »

2014 08/02

Monitoring “Government bodies of the Republic of Belarus: 15 years online” was performed lawyers of the Legal Transformation Center (Lawtrend). They studied 45 sites of government agencies and organizations. Continue reading »

2014 07/02

8 On February 6, an analytic report on media situation in Belarus was presented at the office of the Belarusian Association of Journalists.
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2014 05/02

Siarhei Housha


Human rights activist Siarhei Housha wrote a letter to the Constitutional Court (CC) of the Republic of Belarus. He reports that the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations (hereinafter HRC Committee) adopted two positive decision on his appeals. Continue reading »

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2014 28/01

Human rights activists in Zhodino challenge ban of peaceful picketing in support of Ales Bialiatski and other political prisoners in Belarus. But Zhodzina Court demonstrates record procedural violations, including ones relating to the time limits specified by the Civil Procedure Code of Belarus for the preparation of Court Records. Continue reading »

2014 12/01

Human rights activist Valiantsin Stefanovich has received replies from the authorities to his appeal to the Constitutional Court concerning discrimination of Belarusian-speaking citizens – virtually all the laws in the country are adopted in Russian, there is no official translation of legal acts into Belarusian, the other official language of the country. However, the officials don’t regard it as discrimination. Continue reading »

2013 29/12

Homel Center for Strategic Lawsuit prepared a compilation of decisions of the UN Human Rights Council, adopted on the appeals of Homel region inhabitants. The most frequently violated right mentioned here is the right to freedom of expression (10 decisions), right of association (3), right to be elected at free elections (3), freedom from discrimination (2) and the right to peaceful assembly (1). Continue reading »

2013 21/12

Here we publish a compilation of graduates’ materials from the project “Lawyers’ Distance Learning of Human Rights”. Continue reading »

2013 17/12

In this issue you can read the latest decision of the UN Committee on Human Rights, adopted on the appeals of social and political activists from Homel, concerning two similar cases from Aliaksandr Protska and Andrei Tolchyn. Continue reading »

2013 10/12

Vasil Paliakou and Leanid Sudalenka

In total, since the beginning of the year the Center for Strategic Litigation filed 24 new strategic cases. 14 messages were sent to the UN Committee on Human Rights, three of which have been registered and sent to the Government of Belarus for comments. Continue reading »

2013 10/12

Two private complaints were filed to the regional court. They described cases when the district court has failed to solve issues related to the organization of pickets. Moreover – judges of Kastrychnitski district court are contradicting each other in their reasons. Continue reading »

2013 07/12

Aliaksei Lapitski, Zhodzina

Belarusian authorities in all appearances, are in a hysterical fear of massive public protests, as well as in hopes to somehow fill up the “leaky state budget”, and as if on a fully legal grounds began to lay down conditions to applicants of peaceful assemblies (picketings, rallies, marches) about the conclusion of payment agreements with the militia, health care and community services. Continue reading »

2013 06/12

The Constitution says about guaranties from the authorities but the authorities say about the fee-paying arrangements (!?) as a prerequisite for the use of such guarantees! Isn’t it an absurd?

Biaroza human rights defenders got a response from the Executive Committee on their request to explain how it is possible to conclude a contract with health care, housing and militia cervices when organizing a mass event, if these institutions refuse to. Continue reading »

2013 05/12

On 4 December the Leninski District Court of Hrodna considered a complaint of the Hrodna human rights defenders Viktar Sazonau, Uladzimir Khilmanovich and Raman Yurhel against the prohibition of the picket they intended to hold on 10 October, the World Day Against the Death Penalty, by the Hrodna City Executive Committee. Continue reading »

2013 04/12

The deputy head of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) Ihar Barysau received an answer in the Russian language to his complaint about the placement of flags of the Russian Federation on the windshields of buses. Continue reading »

2013 01/12

On the Gedymin avenue in Vilnia

Before the second day of the Bў-ROOM in Vilnius on 29.11.2013 from 12.00 to 12.30 opposite the “Novotel” hotel on the Gedymin avenue Belarusian activists and environmentalists Tatsiana Novikava, Iryna Sukhiy, Mikola Ulasevich and others held a rally against the construction of nuclear power station in Belarus.
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2013 26/11

Dzmitry Lupach

Dzmitry Lupach, an activist from the town of Hlybokaye, tried to challenge in court a ban on a picket of solidarity with political prisoners imposed by the district authorities after local restrictions on holding mass events had changed. This was written in an official letter from the executive committee. However, the court suddenly named a different reason for the ban that was recognized as legitimate. Continue reading »

2013 22/11

Zhodzina court

On 22.11.2013 the representative of the interested party did not appear at the court session to continue the dispute on the complaint of Zhodzina human right defenders Aliaksiei Lapitski and Sviatlana Lapitskaya, concerning the prohibition by Zhodzina Executive Committee a picket of solidarity with political prisoners in Belarus and the chairman of the Human Rights Centre “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski in particular, which was scheduled for 9.30 a.m. Continue reading »

2013 21/11

Alaksiej Łapicki, Žodzina

Trial on the prohibition of public rally in Zhodzina in support of Ales Bialiatski and other political prisoners in Belarus was held from 11a.m. to 1.30 p.m. on November 21, 2013 in the building of Zhodzina City Court chaired by Judge Ivan Grynkevich. Today, the parties spoke at a debate… Continue reading »

2013 16/11

At the 109th session, held from October 14 to November 1, the UN Human Rights Council considered Zhodzina case and found a violation of the rights of peaceful assembly and dissemination of information in the complaint “Kamarouski against Belarus”. The violations were committed by Zhodzina authorities in 2008 in respect of a group of citizens, among whom was Alexander Kamarouski. Continue reading »

2013 13/11

The UN Human Rights Committee has recognized that Belarusian authorities had violated the rights of the Chairman of Homel Regional organization of Belarusian Left Party “Fair World” Uladzimir Siakerka to peaceful assembly by banning a peaceful protest rally against the abolition of benefits to the entire population of the country. The rally was planned to be held in December 2007 in Homel. Continue reading »