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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. March 2020 — February 2021

In this report, we want to summarize and record the practice that has developed in Belarus during 2020 and describe the most outstanding situations.

Review of the fight against “extremism” in Belarus for January-March 2021

Human Constanta collects information and analyzes tendencies related to the topic of "extremism" in Belarus from the point of view of international human rights standards. The present issue covers the three months of 2021.
Migrants and refugees

Free legal office for the protection of the rights of foreign citizens and stateless persons: report for 2020

This report provides an overview of the office’s activities, the specifics of appeals, and a description of the legislative and law administration problems we faced in 2020.

Belarus: Right to freedom of expression and ‘extremism’ restrictions

In this report, ARTICLE 19 and Human Constanta examine the interpretation of various Belarusian legislation – in particular on ‘extremism’ and ‘hate speech’.

Results of monitoring the trial against blogger Pavel Spirin

This monitoring is about a criminal case against blogger Pavel Spirin, accused of committing a crime under Part 1 of Article 130 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus (“Incitement of racial, national, religious or other social enmity or hatred, rehabilitation of Nazism”) for posting two video clips on his Youtube channel.

Analysis of the proposed amendments to the anti-extremist legislation

Analysis of the proposed amendments to the anti-extremist legislation (review from the perspective of international human rights obligations of Belarus).

Review of the fight against “extremism” in Belarus for November-December 2020

Review of the fight against "extremism" in Belarus for November-December 2020.

Coronavirus in Belarus: Impact on Human Rights. December 2020

In this report, we want to summarize and document the practice that developed in Belarus in December 2020.

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.

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