RHRPA “Belarusian Helsinki Committee”


  • Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations on violations of freedom of association and pressure on human rights organizations

    To date, we know about the forced liquidation of more than 250 civil society organizations. Among them there are numerous human rights organizations. Back in July 2021, the authorities ordered the closure of such human rights institutions as Human Constanta, Center for the Promotion of Women’s Rights “Her Rights”, Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Center for Legal Transformation, and TimeAct. On August 9, the Supreme Court ruled to liquidate the Belarusian PEN Center; on August 27, the Belarusian Association of Journalists; on August 30, Ecohome; on September 30, the Belarusian Helsinki Committee; and on October 5, Legal Initiative. On the same day, October 5, the Minsk City Court ruled to liquidate Zvyano. In addition, decisions were made to liquidate a number of other organizations whose activities are aimed at protecting the rights of vulnerable groups. //

    In international practice, an organization is valued not for having a registration, but for its activities and values promoted. Therefore, we will continue to be professionals with a clear and verified position and will continue to work on creating a society in which human rights will not be an empty sound. //
  • Amnesty International, FIDH, Frontline Defenders, Human Rights House Foundation, Human Rights Watch supporting the Belarusian Helsinki Committee

    Major international human rights organizations issued the joint open letter to the Ministry of Justice to withdraw the lawsuit requesting the liquidation of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee so that «the organization can continue to carry out its important work, protecting human rights for everyone in Belarus». //