2016 06/05

Today, on May 6, 2016, after  the new facts of violation of freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Zinaida Šumilina,the chairman of Homiel regional branch of the United Civil Party (UCP)appealed again to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) by herself and other members of the party. 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 03/04

Deputy Chairman of the United Civil Party (UCP) Vasil Paliakou on April 2 sent a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee, claiming about discrimination on political grounds and arbitrary interference with his privacy. Continue reading »

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2016 17/02

The Belarusian government has responded to a complaint submitted the UN Human Rights Committee by Volha Hrunova, the mother of Aliaksandr Hrunou, who was executed in 2014.
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2015 11/02

The UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint by a Homel activist of the United Civil Party Eduard Neliubovich, who appeals a ban on a street procession in support of the Ukrainian people and its wish to live in the European Union. He also appeals the prohibition of a picket in support of Ales Bialiatski and his nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. Continue reading »

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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 31/10

Persecution of expression is the most often one in Belarus. Homel Center for Strategic litigation made this conclusion on the bases of analysis of all decisions of the UN Committee on Human Rights made on Belarusian cases. Head of the Center Leanid Sudalenka emphasized: every second Belarusian case considered in Geneva is on prosecution of people for expressing opinions.
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2014 28/08

The UN Human Rights Committee has said that the Belarusian authorities violated the right of the deputy chairman of the United Civil Party (UCP) Vasil Paliakou to peaceful assembly, by banning in September 2008 a mass event aimed to urge citizens not to take part in the parliamentary elections, which took place on September 28, 2008. Continue reading »

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2014 21/08

Mikalai Novikau, activist of the United Civil Party and former candidate for the Homel Regional Council, has not been able to sue the JSC “Palesdruk”, which refused to print his campaign flyers during the last local elections. The UCP activist is now seeking to protect his rights in the UN Human Rights Committee, where he has submitted ​​a personal complaint. Continue reading »

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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 25/07

Eduard Nialubovicz, an activist of the United Civic Party of Belarus from Homiel addressed the UN Human Rights Committee with an appeal, which contains complaint on the prohibition of two peaceful assemblies – a picket in support of political prisoner and human rights defender Ales Bialiacki on the 10th of November and street procession in support of the Ukrainian Maidan on the 21st of December by local authorities. Continue reading »

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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 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 17/06

Anatol Paplauny, a human rights activist from Homel, asks prosecutor Siarhei Zaitsau Gomel to inspect a local building center named “OMA”, where his complaint in the Belarusian language received a written answer in Russian. The store manager Natallia Urubleuskaya argues that “business correspondence and legal documents should be sent to the population in Russian”. Continue reading »

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2014 30/05

Chairman of Homel region court Siarhei Shautsou believes that the Belarusian law on freedom of assembly does not contradict international standards of freedom of peaceful assembly. He said this to the activist of trade union of radio-electronic industry (REI) Andrei Stryzhak who complained about the ban of a procession in Rechitza street.
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2014 24/05

Zmicier Karashkou is a public activist from Homel of “Stop drinking – we have to live” Company. He brings to the international community the facts of being repeatedly persecuted by the state for expressing his opinion related to Russia’s initiation of war in the Ukraine, and for drawing attention to the problem of alcoholization of the nation. Continue reading »

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2014 21/05

On March 28, the UN Human Rights Committee said that the Belarusian authorities violated the right of a member of the Zhlobin office of the Belarusian Left Party “Fair World” Uladzimir Kirsanau to freedom of peaceful assembly by prohibiting him in 2008 to hold a picket in Zhlobin in order to attract public attention to problems faced by the country’s political parties and public associations. Continue reading »

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2014 18/04

The Tsentralny District Court of Homel issued official warnings to three members of the Young Front opposition movement, Andrei Tsianiuta, Natallia Kryvashei and Stanislau Bula, having found them guilty of illegal picketing.
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2014 14/04

A formal decision in Russian language of Human Rights Committee of the United Nations appeared on the complaint of the chairman of Homel Regional Belarusian Left Party “Fair World” Uladzimir Siakerka on the prohibition of the rally of protest against the abolition of benefits to the entire population of the country. The rally had to take place in Homel in December 2007. Continue reading »

2014 20/03

Today Homel citizen Jury Rubtsou appealed to the UN Committee on Human Rights. The activist argued that the Belarusian authorities, by arresting him for three days for refusal to takeoff his T-shirt with the words “Lukashenka, go away!” during the procession of the feast day of “Dziady” in Minsk, had violated his rights under Articles 9, 14, 19 and 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Continue reading »

2014 15/03

Decision of the Human Rights Committee appeared in Russian on the case of UCP activists from Homel Aliaksander Protsko and Andrey Tolchyn. According to the decision, Belarusian government is to pay the costs and moral damage to victims of lawlessness, to restore law and bring the national legislation, in particular, the law on mass events, in accordance with international obligations. 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 23/01

Former chairman of the Homel City Executive Committee Sviatlana Haldade received a message from Geneva today. The Human Rights Committee of the UN announced registration of a complaint, which Sviatlana together with Homel human rights defenders Anatol Paplauny and Leanid Sudalenka filed in connection with the ban on August 4, 2012 a rally in support of a political prisoner and human rights activist Ales Bialiatski. 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 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 04/12

Member of the United Civil Party (UCP) Uladzimer Shytsikau received summons from Homel Navabelitski district Court for consideration of the administrative case, according to which the head of Navabelitski department of public order, lieutenant-colonel Henadz Khilkievich accused the public activist of violating the mass event order. Continue reading »

2013 14/11

Homel human rights defenders achieved another victory in international courts. The UN Committee on Human Rights ruled Belarusian state to compensate expenses of opposition members who were unfairly prosecuted in 2008. 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 »

2013 29/09

In early September, a new decision of Homel city executive committee on mass events came into force. The authorities say that it is meant to “expand the list of places for public events, as well as to improve the interaction between the organizers of public events and local authorities.”
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2013 19/09
Leanid Sudalenka

Leanid Sudalenka

Gomel rights activist Leanid Sudalenka addressed to the head of the DSAI DIA of Homel region Executive Committee Ihar Makushenka with a complaint against the decision on an administrative case. Continue reading »

2013 13/09

Mikalay Samaseyka , the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus , Minsk

The House of Representatives of the National Assembly adopted changes in administrative law, where it took into account the comments of the Homel Center for Strategic Litigation. Earlier the article on the administrative detention of individuals contained such a discriminating term as “a person committed an offense”. Now it sounds like “a person who is blamed in commission of an offense”. Continue reading »

2013 17/08

Alaksiej Łapicki, Žodzina

That is the latest example – the UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint of Vital Lapasau, activist from Hrodna. At first glance it is an ordinary complaint. Several dozens complaints of Belarusians have been registered and considered by the UN HRC recently. However, it should be noted that this is the first complaint of the kind from Hrodna region which was filed with the methodological support of Homel human rights defenders. Continue reading »

2013 16/08

Today, an activist from Homel Kastus Zhukousky in search of a judge who was able to hear his case on the basis of the Constitution and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights appealed to the President of the Supreme Court Valiantsin Sukhala. If the higher court will make a decision on the case motivating it by the local decision on the procedure of peaceful assembly in Homel, the activist intends to apply to the UN Human Rights Committee. Continue reading »

2013 16/08

The UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint by a human rights activist Vitaly Lapasau from Hrodna, who was punished by the authorities with a large administrative penalty for his participation in an unauthorized mass event on last year’s October 27 in the village Yakushouka, Svislach region, which was dedicated to perpetuate the memory of the 1863 uprising participants. Continue reading »

2013 12/08

More than twenty of civil and political activists in Homel put their signatures in support of the Human Rights House (HRH), which is located in the Russian sister town – Voronezh. The appeal was addressed to the governor of the Voronezh Region Alexei Gordeev, and it is requested in it not to deprive the Center of Human Rights of the occupied premises.
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2012 10/10

Leanid Sudalenka, Homel

The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation confirmed that the decisions of the UN Committee on Human Rights, taken by the complaints of Russians are binding and do not exempt Russia from the reliable and responsible implementation of these decisions in the framework of voluntarily assumed obligations under international law.
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2012 05/09
Леанід Судаленка, Гомель

Leanid Sudalenka, Homel

Leanid Sudalenka from Homiel strategic lawsuit centre has achieved another victory in protecting rights of the Belarusians. The UN Committee on Human Rights considered the appeal about confiscation of computers from association “Civil Initiatives” at the presidential elections of 2001. According to this decree, the Belarussian State shall return the equipment and compensate the public association court costs.
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2012 24/05

The UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint submitted by the For Free Elections campaign, a Belarusian NGO denied state registration by the Ministry of Justice back in mid 2011.
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2012 08/05

Strategic lawsuits

Seminar “Strategic lawsuit practices in human rights organizations. The implementation of de facto rules of international law”, organized under the initiative of Homiel Centre of strategic lawsuit took place in Chernigov. Continue reading »

2012 22/03
Юрась Захаранка, Гомель

Yuras Zakharanka, Homel

The UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint submitted by Homel activist of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party People’s Hramada Yuras Zakharanka.
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2012 07/03

As we reported earlier, Homiel Centre of strategic litigation issued a manual on the issues of legal conflicts of administrative law, which lead to the practice of violation of the right to freedom and personal inviolability.
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2012 27/02

On 27 February, Homel human rights defenders Anatol Paplauny and Leanid Sudalenka submitted a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee, arguing that their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly were violated by Belarus. Continue reading »

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2012 24/02
Мікалай Самасейка, Палата прадстаўнікоў Нацыянальнага Сходу Рэспублікі Беларусь, Менск

Mykalay Samaseyka, Chairman of the Standing Committee of Parliament, Мiensk

Homiel opposition activists Uladzimir Katsora and Uladzimir Niapomnyashchykh received a response from the House of Representatives to their appeal, the main point of which was that the Parliament would call the Constitutional Court to initiate bringing in line Article 8.4 of Procedural-Executive Code on Administrative Offences (PEKAO) with Article 25 of the Constitution and Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Continue reading »

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2012 24/02

Zinaida Shumilina, Homel

A member of the UCP from Homel Zinaida Shumilina has sent an individual complaint to the UN Committee on Human Rights. She believes that, together with his colleagues suffered from the actions of Belarusian authorities. The conflict, which requires the intervention of the international structure – the UN Committee on Human Rights, established in February last year.
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2012 14/02
Лілія Мароз

Lilia Maroz

Standing Commission of the Council of the Republic of Belarus found no reason to test the administrative law for compliance with the Constitution and international law.
Homel opposition activists Uladzimir Katsora and Uladzimir Niapomniashchykh received such a response to their appeal from the House of territorial representation. Continue reading »

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2012 26/01
Леанід Судаленка, Гомель

Leanid Sudalenka, Homel

Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Belarus Piatro Miklashevich recently has demonstrated the government’s position on the citizens’ right to access constitutional justice. Continue reading »

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2011 27/12
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On December 26 the leadership of the “Center of strategic litigation” received a response from the UN Committee on Human Rights to the application of Homiel citizen Marysia Tulzhankova. The young activist complained to the UN Committee on Human Rights of violation of her rights by the state, namely the violation of the right of information and expression. Continue reading »

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2011 29/04
Удзельнікі сустрэчы, Харкаў

Round table in Kharkov

By the initiative of the Kharkov Human Rights Group (KhHRG), a round table was held in Kharkov Office of the Public Defender.
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2011 07/03
ААН

UNO

The report was examined concerning violation of freedom of expression, right to fair and independent court, freedom from discrimination and right to be elected and participate in state affairs (Articles 14, p. 1; 19; 25; 26 of the Covenant) Continue reading »

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2010 02/11
ААН

The UN Human Rights Committee registered a complaint of five participants of the action that was held in 2009 in front of the Homel Region Police Department to mark the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of the former Interior Minister Yury Zakharanka. According to the human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka, the Committee officially informed the authors of the complaint about it.
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2010 19/10
У.Кацора і Л.Судаленка

U.Katsora and L.Sudalenka, Homel

Human right activist Leanid Sudalenka who prepared an application to UN HR Committee told BelaPAN that the committee recognized the fact that Belarus violated civil rights of Homiel human right activist, member of United Civil Party (UCP) Uladzimier Katsora.
This information was in the document which Katsora received from the UN HR Committee on October18.

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2010 04/08
Leanid Sudalenka, Homel

Leanid Sudalienka, Homel

Freedom of expression is a basis of political rights fixed in article 19 of Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. This inherent right includes the right to keep to an opinion, search for, get and distribute different information and ideas despite state borders – orally, in writing, printed or via artistic ways of expression or any other ways chosen by a person. Continue reading »