Rights of foreigners and stateless persons in Belarus

Human Constanta
23 December 2021

This analytical note was prepared by the human rights organization Human Constanta, which has been protecting the rights of foreign citizens and stateless people in Belarus for more than five years.

Up to 1,000 transit refugees remain in Belarus at the logistics center in Bruzgi. The total number of foreigners, who are still in the territory of Belarus, is unknown. 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

Belarus is going to extradite Jehovah’s Witness to Russia where he is at risk of criminal prosecution of religion

Russian member of the religious organisation Jehovah’s Witnesses has already spent 40 days under arrest in Belarus. Belarusian law-enforcement agencies consider extradition to Russia, where the activities of the organisation are declared as extremist. There he is to face trial and confinement for a period up to 15 years.
Migrants and refugees Человек держит телефон с изображением лица мужчины. У мужчины фингал под глазом.

Belarus wants to expel to Russia a refugee from Chechnya, who risks being tortured there

The man from Chechnya asked for refugee status in Belarus. He was refused and now Belarus wants to expel back to Russia.
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

2022 Humanitarian crisis in Belarus and at the border with the European Union

In 2021, a cross-border humanitarian crisis began on the border between Belarus and neighboring states of the European Union (hereinafter referred to as the EU), when, in aggregate, tens of thousands of transit refugees arrived and continue to arrive singly or in groups to Belarus to cross the border with the EU and apply for international protection.This report maps the main stages of the humanitarian crisis in 2022, analyzes important developments in terms of the protection and promotion of human rights.
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