• Statement by the human rights community of Belarus on the death of political prisoner Vadzim Khrasko

    We draw attention to the fact that despite Vadzim Khrasko's serious illness and the presence of alternative types of punishments in Part 1 of Article 361-2 of the Criminal Code of Belarus, a judge of the Minsk City Court, Siarhei Khrypach, sentenced Vadzim Khrasko to imprisonment for a period of three years, and the judicial board of the Supreme Court upheld this sentence. //
  • Annual Report on Failures and Successes - 2023

    As the year draws to a close, it’s usually time to draw the conclusions. For 2023, we want to openly share the challenges and things that didn’t work out as we anticipated. This is an attempt to reflect on them and encourage our colleagues and partners to do the same, so that we can get better in the next year. //
  • The Belarusian Helsinki Committee has released the research report 'Non-formal Human Rights Education Provided by the Belarusian Civil Society: Current State, Problems, and Challenges.'

    Conducted from November 2022 to October 2023, the research aims to identify the current state of non-formal human rights education provided by Belarusian CSOs, including key problems and challenges in this sphere as seen by both providers and learners. //
  • Human rights organizations prepared a med-term report on Belarus' implementation of the recommendations of the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review

    Of the 266 recommendations received by Belarus in the third cycle, 14 were not assessed due to the lack of sufficient information. The analysis showed that of the 252 recommendations evaluated, only 2 are being implemented by the State, 1 is in the process of implementation, 26 are being partially implemented and 223 are not being not implemented. //
  • Statement on the launch of an expert election* observation mission in Belarus on February 25, 2024

    We are announcing the launch of an expert mission, aimed at assessing the compliance of the 2024 election campaign with international standards concerning the conduct of real, free, and democratic elections, and to inform the national and international public about our findings. //
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