In Statement by Foreign Ministers of Germany and France Steinmeier and Ayrault on the awarding of the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law they stated that the award was established to pay tribute to the inspiring engagement of these brave women and men throughout the world, who struggle for human rights.
A short summary of the election process situation
The entire election process is assessed solely on the basis of the principles of free, democratic and transparent elections, which can enable the people of Belarus to fully exercise their constitutional right to participate in the government of the country.
The participants discussed topical questions and exchanged views on the issue of implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan
BHC applied to the Constitutional Court to ensure the equal right of women and men to parental leave
The national legislation discriminates against fathers working for the military as far as the right to receive parental leave
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This leaflet can help you get better prepared to interaction with militia.
About the engagement of the delegation of Belarus in the dialogue with the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Following consideration of the national report, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will prepare concluding observations and recommendations for Belarus within a week to improve the situation relating to racial discrimination.
Aleh Hulak has taken part in the regular expanded meeting of the parliamentary Working Group on exploring the issue of death penalty
Every crime should be punished But not at the expense of our inner purity, our self
Human rights defenders condemn mass detentions ahead and during peaceful assemblies on March 25, 2018
Human rights activities should be guaranteed by the state in accordance with the Declaration on the Right and Responsibilities of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights
We urge the Parliament to take the following steps when considering the draft bill: remove Article 193.1 from the Criminal Code; vote against the introduction of administrative responsibility through a supplement to the Administrative Code; start a public discussion with all stakeholders of further changes in legislation regulating the establishment and activities of civil society organizations.
One of the levers of pressure on the independent media is economic discrimination against them. It is manifested, in particular, by an effective prohibition of foreign investments in the media, on the one hand, and by the annual government funding of public media in the amount of EUR 50 mln., on the other
The open letter stresses that Mikhail Zhamchuzhny is exposed to “additional suffering, besides that caused by the very fact of his imprisonment” and urges the head of State to release the prisoner “on the basis of principles of humanism and justice.”
124th session of the UN Human Rights Committee: Human rights defenders presented their position in the UN
In their report, the HRDs outlined key ears of concern in terms of Belarus’s obligations under the Covenant, in particular failure to properly investigate cases of forced disappearances, continued application of the death penalty, police-related torture reports, forced labor, lack of independence of defense lawyers, repressive legislation governing the activities of the media, NGOs and organization of peaceful assemblies.
We believe that the administrative prosecution of Ms. Krasulina for participating in a peaceful assembly is a disproportionate measure infringing her rights, as this expression of opinion is in no way subject to permissible restrictions on freedom of peaceful assembly set out in art. 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Representatives of human rights organizations in Belarus call to immediately stop the criminal prosecution of Siarhei Piatrukhin and drop all the charges against him; to not use the Criminal Code in cases involving defamation.
The report is based on a study of Belarusian legislation and shows a lack of reliable statistics measuring the scale of the problem of homelessness in Belarus.
The human rights community has repeatedly highlighted the fact that the duty of payment for peaceful assemblies associated with the exercise of freedom of peaceful assembly and of expression, is an unacceptable practice that drastically limits the possibility of free exercise of these freedoms in practice.
Belarusian human rights organizations issued a joint position on the verge of the next following round of EU-Belarus dialog.
You can find the analytics for this election campaign in Documents. The monitoring will involve 40 long-term and 300 short-term observers.
In accordance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, every one facing a criminal charge has the right to a fair and public hearing by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal established by law