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Overview of the fight against «extremism» in Belarus in October-December 2021

Overview of the fight against «extremism» in Belarus in October-December 2021. Read more in the review.
Migrants and refugees

Rights of foreigners and stateless persons in Belarus

Against the background of the ongoing humanitarian crisis, we want to outline the general situation with the rights of migrants and refugees in Belarus, which, we believe, is important to be taken into account when considering ways to resolve this situation.

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.

Resourcefulness. Equality. Inclusion. Equality and Inclusion Week/ 9-16 November 2021

For a number of years now, from 9 November (the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the symbol of the beginning of the tragedy of the Holocaust) to 16 November (International Day of Tolerance), the Human Constanta team, together with other human rights and non-profit organisations, has been running an Awareness Week against Discrimination and Hate.
Migrants and refugees

Human Constanta statement on the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border

Human Constanta calls upon the Belarusian authorities to abandon the practice of using migrants as an instrument of political pressure on the countries of the European Union (hereinafter the EU) and urges Poland to respect human rights and international protection standards.

The fight against “extremism” with fatal outcomes – an overview of trends for August and September 2021

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

Review of the practice of using “extremist” articles under which citizenship can be revoked

On August 5, 2021 Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree which thoroughly describes the procedure of loss of citizenship for “extremism”. The procedure is provided by the new version of the Law of the Republic of Belarus of August 1, 2002 No. 136-З "On Citizenship of the Republic of Belarus" (hereinafter - the Law on Citizenship).

Coronavirus in Belarus: impact on human rights. May — August 2021

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

Statement on impermissibility of restricting freedom of speech in connection with the events of 28 September 2021

Human Constanta 7 October 2021 Human rights organizations in the Republic of Belarus remind that Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 1966 (hereinafter – the Covenant), ratified by the Republic of Belarus, guarantees every person the right to freely hold to their opinions and the right to freedom of […]

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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