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

Human Constanta
18 March 2021

In this report, ARTICLE 19 and Human Constanta examine the interpretation of various Belarusian legislation – in particular on ‘extremism’ and ‘hate speech’ – that is in contravention with the country’s obligations under international human rights law. The report finds that the legislation fails to comply with international freedom of expression standards going beyond the boundaries established by Articles 19 and 20 of the ICCPR.

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