Foreign citizens and stateless persons

We help foreign citizens with legal consultations and other questions for free.

What are we doing

Although human rights are universal, there are always vulnerable groups in society that need additional protection. In the course of our human rights activities, we found out that, besides the generally known violations of human rights faced by human rights defenders, journalists and activists, there have been foreigners and persons without citizenship who stay without attention and legal support in Belarus.

Migrants often face discrimination and human rights violations and turn out unable to defend themselves. We consult and render aid to those who have been made to flee their country because of threats to life, health and restrictions in rights – such people are called forced migrants or refugees.

We work to highlight the problems of this category of people, and we try to create an adequate image of refugees in society through enlightening activities; we also try to influence the legislation and legal practice in Belarus. Since this is how our country can become truly hospitable.

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).
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.
Migrants and refugees

Foreign citizen’s rights in Belarus after august 2020

Report about foreign citizen's rights in Belarus after august 2020 by Human Constanta.
Antidiscrimination Migrants and refugees

Report on the situation with transit refugees on the Belarusian-Polish border (January – March 2020)

The article describes relevant information on the situation of “transit refugees” on the Belarusian-Polish border for the period from January 1 to March 31, 2020.
Migrants and refugees

Report on the work of the free legal office in Minsk

In 2017, Human Constanta opened a free legal office for theprotection of foreign citiziens and stateless persons in Belarus.We consult foreigners who find themselves in complicated situationsrelated to the Belarusian law for free. This report is an overviewof the situation and a description of the legislative and enforcementproblems that we encountered in 2019.
Migrants and refugees

Report about work of free legal office for foreign citizens in Minsk, 2018

Report on the work of a free reception for foreign citizens and stateless persons in 2018. The most common questions, sources and conclusions.
Migrants and refugees

Report on the situation with transit refugees in Brest (July-December 2019)

Report on the situation with transit refugees in Brest-Terespol border from June to December 2019) prepared by human rights organization Human Constanta.
Migrants and refugees

Collection of proceedings of the conference “Migration and Human Rights”

Collection of proceedings of the international scientific-practical conference "Migration and Human Rights", which was held on November 28, 2019 in Minsk.
Migrants and refugees

Report on the situation with transit refugees in Brest (January-June 2019)

This review is an interim report prepared on the basis of monitoring activities of Human Constanta office in Brest with the participation of volunteers.
Migrants and refugees

Report on transit refugees in Brest (2018)

This report is an assessment of the situation with transit refugees and a description of our activities in Brest in 2018.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Migrants and refugees

Foreign citizen’s rights in Belarus after august 2020

Report about foreign citizen's rights in Belarus after august 2020 by Human Constanta.
Migrants and refugees

Human Rights should be respected while implementing the Agreement between the European Union and Belarus on readmission

ADC Memorial, Human Constanta and Our House, welcoming the dialogue between the European Union and Belarus in the sphere of migration, are concerned that the newly approved Agreement on readmission gives rise to new risks to Human Rights.
Migrants and refugees

Human Constanta asks not to extradite the man to Turkey where he is under the threat of tortures

Human Constants asks not to extradite the man to Turkey where he is under the threat of tortures
Antidiscrimination Migrants and refugees

Report on the situation with transit refugees on the Belarusian-Polish border (January – March 2020)

The article describes relevant information on the situation of “transit refugees” on the Belarusian-Polish border for the period from January 1 to March 31, 2020.
Migrants and refugees

Report on the work of the free legal office in Minsk

In 2017, Human Constanta opened a free legal office for theprotection of foreign citiziens and stateless persons in Belarus.We consult foreigners who find themselves in complicated situationsrelated to the Belarusian law for free. This report is an overviewof the situation and a description of the legislative and enforcementproblems that we encountered in 2019.

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