Migrants and refugees
Report on the situation with the refugees and asylum-seekers from the Middle East in Belarus, October 2022This report is prepared by the human rights organisation Human Constanta, which has been protecting the rights of foreigners and stateless people in Belarus for more than five years.
For the first time in 12 years, the official authorities of Belarus hosted a UN Special Rapporteur in the countryHuman Constanta prepared a written report on the problems faced by migrants.
Free Legal office for the protection of the rights of foreign citizens and stateless persons: Report for 2021This report is an overview of the activities of the free legal office, the specifics of the appeals and a description of the legislative and law enforcement problems that we faced in 2021.
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.
Rights of foreigners and stateless persons in BelarusAgainst 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.
Human Constanta statement on the situation on the Polish-Belarusian borderHuman 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.
Review of the practice of using “extremist” articles under which citizenship can be revokedOn 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).
Human Constanta’s position on the migration crisis in LithuaniaOn 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.
Free legal office for the protection of the rights of foreign citizens and stateless persons: report for 2020This 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.
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