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Overview of the fight against “extremism” in Belarus for June and July 2021

Human rights organization Human Constanta continues to collect information and analyze tendencies in the application of legislation on countering “extremism” in Belarus from the standpoint of international human rights standards. In this review, we describe the events of two months – June and July 2021.

Newsletters about situation with human rights in Belarus

The human rights organization Human Constanta regularly prepares a news digest on human rights violations in Belarus after the August 9 elections.

Coronavirus in Belarus: Impact on Human Rights. January-April 2021

In this report, we want to summarize and record the practice that has developed in Belarus during juanuary — april 2021.

Statement on the politically motivated detention of human rights defender Nasta Lojka

Statement of Belarusian human rights organization Human Constanta.
Digital Freedoms Lab

Right to Internet

If the Internet is such an important catalyst for the implementation of human rights, should access to the Internet be a right in its own name?

COVID-19 vaccination in Belarus for foreign citizens

In Belarus, COVID-19 vaccination can be done not only for foreigners living in the country, but also wishing to come from abroad. How to do this - we describe in our memo.
Migrants and refugees

Human Constanta’s position on the migration crisis in Lithuania

On 13 July 2021 during an emergency session of Lithuania’s parliament, it has passed a resolution, which proposes to qualify undocumented migrants crossing the Belarusian-Lithuanian border as participants of a hybrid attack of Belarus against Lithuania. The document does not define the term “hybrid attack” and does not qualify such notion from the international law viewpoint.

Gender in Professional Sports: Is there Fair Play beyond the Gender Binary?

This celebration of Non-Binary People's Visibility Week in 2021 is happening amid major sporting events, capturing the attention of spectators across the globe. However, gender diverse people continue to face challenges accessing professional and amateur sports.

Review of the fight against “extremism” in Belarus for April-May 2021

Human rights organization Human Constanta continues to collect information and analyze trends in the application of laws on countering “extremism” in Belarus from the standpoint of international human rights standards. In this review, we have collected new trends and practices in the application of anti-extremist laws over two months in connection with an increased number of important events that occurred in April and May 2021.

Special projects

Ice Hockey World Championship 2021 in Belarus: joint statement by human rights organizations

Human rights violations continue in Belarus: 18,000 people were detained for expressing opinions and participating in peaceful gatherings between August and 9 November 2020. From the beginning of the presidential election campaign to 4 November, at least 4,600 people were brought to administrative responsibility for political reasons. At least 850 people have become suspects in […]

No one is illegal

The stigmatizing word "illegals" is increasingly heard in the media. So people are called, although this is a wrong definition, entailing discrimination and even hatred. We wrote 7 reasons why calling people “illegal” is wrong.

Entry to Belarus for foreign citizens

From 2018, citizens of 74 countries can come to Belarus and stay there for up to 30 days without any visa. Which countries are in the list, what types of visas there are and what entry conditions see in our infographics.

22 tries — animation about refugees in Brest

Perpetual Humanitarian Assistance Mission in Brest Human Constanta started in October 2016. At that time the local migration crisis occurred at the border. What kind of refugees are in Brest and what are they fleeing from? Together with the Dutch animator and the Clear studio we tried to talk about it in a small clip.

Foreign students in Belarus

How many foreign students study in Belarusian higher educational institutions? We made inquiries, collected information for 2017 and made a clear infographic.

Road through Belarus

We have gathered tips for human rights defenders, journalists, and activists on safe transit and stay in Belarus: what threats can there be and how to respond to them. In most cases, you will have no problems, but each situation is unique, so help the council members who will help you help.

Areas of work