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 27/12

Zhodzina activists of HRC “Viasna”, human rights activists and members of numerous election monitor campaigns of various levels in Zhodzina region wished the chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski Merry Christmas. Ales Bialiatski was sentenced on 04.08.2011 to 4.5 years of imprisonment for human rights activity. Continue reading »

2013 27/12

On December 26 from 9:30 a.m. till 10:30 p.m. in Baranavichy in the old city park near Kamsamolskaya Street, activist Mikalai Charnavus organized a picket against corruption among local officials. The organizer of the picket held a broadsheet “Chairman Dzichkouski, Yazubets – are unsinkable. 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 13/12

At the end of November, human rights activist Valiantsin Stefanovich applied to the Constitutional Court to determine the compatibility of Article 7 of the Law “On Languages” and Article 54 of the Law “On Normative Legal Acts” with the Constitution. He also applied to the Chamber of Representatives, the Council of the Republic, the Supreme Court, the Supreme Economic Court, the Council of Ministers and the President – all those who have the right to submit inquiries to the Constitutional Court on the conformity of laws with the Constitution. 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 06/12

“International Law in Advocacy”

On December 3, friends and partners of Human Rights House Network directed the appeal to the President of Ukraine to listen the recommendations of the Ukrainian civil society, which in particular are: Continue reading »

2013 05/12

Chief ideology official of Salihorsk district executive committee, Mikalai Maskevich, did not allow local civil society activists to hold a picket to celebrate the Human Rights Day on December 10. 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 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 03/12

Arkady Bushchenko, Kiev

Starting from November 22, the onset of the Ukrainian peaceful protest rallies under the heading of ‘Euro-Maidan’, cases of brutal violation of human rights and freedoms are becoming increasingly frequent in different regions of Ukraine.
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2013 02/12

The main topic of the round table, which was held in Vilnius on 29.11.2013 during the summit of representatives of civil society and the governments of the countries participating in the program Eastern Partnership, was the question “How to promote human rights in Belarus?”.
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2013 02/12

The activist of the United Civil Party (UCP) Eduard Nelubovich has sent an appropriate application to Homel Executive Committee. The purpose of the event, as described in the application is “an expression of solidarity with the Ukrainian people in their desire to live in the European Union”. 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 01/12

Kalinkavichy civil society activist Tamara Zaitsava filed a complaint to the district court against local executive committee officials, who banned a gathering outside the editorial office of the state-run newspaper “Kalinkavitskiya naviny.” The ban referred to the fact that the place is not on the list of locations authorized for mass gatherings by a decision of Kalinkavichy executive committee. Continue reading »