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2 talks dedicated to World Refugee Day (June 17 and 20)We invite you to two online talks to discuss the challenges for refugees from Ukraine and other countries. The talks will be held by international experts on the topic.
THE SITUATION OF VULNERABLE GROUPS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN BELARUSAnalytical note about the situation of vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic in Belarus.
Towards Human Rights: From the Ideals of Humanism to the Protection of Human DignityCan a conversation about society's path to human rights and the definition of human dignity give strength in today's circumstances and help us find resources? Philosopher Olga Shparaga believes it can.
How the whole world was writing human rights, and how the history can inspire today?Post-Soviet countries are now undergoing a period of adopting and fully integrating human rights. The full-scale war in the center of Europe between Russia and Ukraine makes it necessary to take a new look at international institutions for the protection of these rights. Human rights activist Dmitry Makarov today talked of whether it was possible to seek inspiration in the history and legal design of human rights today
What does international humanitarian law say during the war?During an armed conflict, human rights continue to apply, although some of them may be limited. Yet, the international humanitarian law (IHL), which is also called the “law of war,” starts to apply. Its key purpose is to minimize the consequences of war by making the belligerents follows certain rules of conduct.
“Extremism” in wartime – review of the fight against “extremism” in Belarus for January-March 2022In the period from January to March 2022, Belarusian authorities continued to useanti-extremist laws to suppress dissent: state bodies reported on the fight against "extremism", state media wrote articles and made films on this topic, courts issued a new record number of decisions on recognizing materials as "extremist," the authorities published a list of "extremists" and introduced responsibility for the "denial of the genocide of the Belarusian people." More on these and other trends – in our review.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN BELARUSIn Belarus, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the right of citizens to access information was constantly violated.
17 short notes on “extremism”in BelarusBrief description of 17 main points on extremism in Belarus.
Belarusian de-facto authorities’ and war crimesWhy are we calling Belarusian authorities de-facto authorities? What did Belarusian de-facto authorities do? What laws apply? What are the consequences of Belarusian authorities’ actions? What are war crimes? What exact actions of Belarsian authorities may qualify as war crimes?Read about it more in our material.
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