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The Committee's news

Annual review of European Union’s restrictive measures against Belarus should be made effective by closing loopholes and counterbalancing delistings with additional listings

Working Group on Investments of the Committee on International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus has released on 10 October, 2013 a new policy paper, “Annual review of European Union’s restrictive measures against Belarus: Economic Sanctions should be made effective by closing loopholes and counterbalancing delistings with additional listings”.

Open call for applications for the position of Representative on the situation of the media and freedom of expression

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR POSITION OPENING

of the Representative on the situation of the media and freedom of expression

of the International Observation Mission
of the Committee on International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus

Open call for applications for the position of Representative for the situation of human rights defenders.

ANNOUNCEMENT for the Position Opening
of Representative on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders
of the International Observation Mission
of the Committee on International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus

The International Observation Mission announced an open call for applications for the position of Representative on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders.

Statement by Yuri Dzhibladze at the 23nd session of the UN Human Rights Council

Statement by Yuri Dzhibladze at the 23nd session of the UN Human Rights Council during interactive dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Belarus

On behalf of Civicus, World Alliance for Citizen Participation,
and the Committee of International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus

4 June, 2013
Geneva

Thank you, Mr. President,

Head of the International Observation Mission on the Human Rights Situation in Belarus has become a member of the Russian Presidential Council on Civil Society Development and Human Rights

On November 12th Vladimir Putin signed the decree on “Changes in the composition of the Presidential Council on Civil Society Development and Human Rights”. According to it 39 new members have been included in the Presidential Council, among them Andrey Yurov – Head of the International Observation Mission on the Human Rights Situation in Belarus.

4th August – International Day of Solidarity with civil society and human rights movement in Belarus

“Who told us that we live in police states?
Nobody abolished the principle of equality and fraternity here”
Lyapis Trubetskoy and Louna

“Everyone has a right”

International support for the democratic future of Belarus: time should not be wasted

We offer you a 2011 report by the Working Group on Investments of the Committee on International  Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus by the end of 2011.
The report was distributed at conferences and meetings with representatives of civil society and governments.

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International experts have assessed the response of the Belarusian authorities to the events of 19 December 2010

The “Final Human Rights Assessment of the Events of 19 December 2010 in Minsk, Belarus” has been issued for the anniversary of the events in the aftermath of the Presidential elections on 19 December. The advance version of this document in English was published on the website of the Committee on International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus.

One arrest signals a dark time for Belarusian civil society

Belarus is referred to as the last dictatorship in Europe and its human rights situation has long been dire, yet the arrest of one man has signalled even darker times ahead for local civil society.

News of Belarus

Tough sentences announced to Brest antifascists

A verdict was delivered today in the case of Brest antifascists acused of participation in a group fight with neonazis which happened on May 8, 2013.

Antifascists were tried under the art. 339.3 (malicious group hooliganism) and 147.2 (malicious bodily harm). The case was qualified as malicious due to the fact of pepper spray usage in the fight.

Dzmitry Stsyashenka got 5 years of penal colony with reinforced regime (339.3) and 500 euro of damages to be paid to the injured nazis.

Exclusive: European Union moves to suspend sanctions on Belarus

The European Union is likely to lift some sanctions on Belarus, including its travel ban on President Alexander Lukashenko, after he freed a group of political prisoners last month, diplomatic sources say.

An arms embargo against the former Soviet republic would remain. But in an overture to the man the West calls Europe's "last dictator", diplomats are looking at suspending visa bans and asset freezes on most of around 200 people under sanctions for rights abuses, some since disputed elections in 2004.

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