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Sport and Human Rights. Overview april-june 2023

Today, the world of professional sport is changing rapidly. This is influenced by ongoing socio-political events, changes in the approach to governance by international sports organisations, and a strong demand for changes in the working conditions from professional athletes. In this analysis for April-June 2023, we have examined the most significant events and news in […]

Migrants at the Belarus-EU Border: key issues documented by the UN Special Rapporteur

From July 16 to July 20, 2022, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants visited Belarus to assess the human rights situation of migrants at the border between Belarus and Poland. The findings and recommendations resulting from this country visit are outlined in a report published on May 18, 2023.

Overview of the fight against “extremism” in Belarus for April-June 2023

The review reflects the main trends in the use of markers “extremism” and “terrorism” in Belarus from April to June 2023. We investigate the publications of state media, pro-government Telegram channels, independent media, and human rights organizations.

Newsletters about situation with human rights in Belarus

The human rights organization Human Constanta regularly prepares a news digest on human rights violations in Belarus after the August 9 elections.
Migrants and refugees

Statement on the extradition of tajik activist Nizomiddin Nasriddin from Belarus

On July 24, it became known that activist Nizomiddin Nasriddinov was extradited from Belarus to Tajikistan, where he faces serious risk of torture due to his political beliefs. There is no information available about Nizomiddin’s current situation in Tajikistan.

Belarus authorities should immediately and unconditionally release woman human rights defender Nasta Loika

16 international and Belarusian human rights organizations call for Nasta Loika’s immediate and unconditional release. 

Statement by Human Constanta team on the trial of human rights defender Anastasia Loika 

The trial against our colleague human rights defender Anastasia Loika (Nasta Lojka) is beginning in the Minsk City Court on 13 June 2023 at 10-30 a.m.

Overview of the fight against “extremism” in Belarus for January-March 2023

The overview reflects the main trends in the use of the markers "extremism" and "terrorism" in Belarus from January to March 2023.
Migrants and refugees

The Supreme Court has agreed with the decision of the Prosecutor General’s Office, and Tajik activist Nizomiddin Nasriddinov may soon be extradited to Tajikistan

On Thursday, April 20, the Supreme Court of Belarus considered an appeal against the decision of the Grodno Regional Court to extradite activist Nizomiddin Nasriddinov to Tajikistan.

Special projects

Humanitarian crisis

Human rights organization Human Constanta has collected information about the migration situation with "transit refugees" and is sharing a thematic report on this page. We call this situation a "humanitarian crisis" and recommend, among other things, organizing a humanitarian corridor for the 1,000 people who are still in Belarus.

Ice Hockey World Championship 2021 in Belarus: joint statement by human rights organizations

Human rights violations continue in Belarus: 18,000 people were detained for expressing opinions and participating in peaceful gatherings between August and 9 November 2020. From the beginning of the presidential election campaign to 4 November, at least 4,600 people were brought to administrative responsibility for political reasons. At least 850 people have become suspects in […]

No one is illegal

The stigmatizing word "illegals" is increasingly heard in the media. So people are called, although this is a wrong definition, entailing discrimination and even hatred. We wrote 7 reasons why calling people “illegal” is wrong.

Entry to Belarus for foreign citizens

From 2018, citizens of 74 countries can come to Belarus and stay there for up to 30 days without any visa. Which countries are in the list, what types of visas there are and what entry conditions see in our infographics.

22 tries — animation about refugees in Brest

Perpetual Humanitarian Assistance Mission in Brest Human Constanta started in October 2016. At that time the local migration crisis occurred at the border. What kind of refugees are in Brest and what are they fleeing from? Together with the Dutch animator and the Clear studio we tried to talk about it in a small clip.

Foreign students in Belarus

How many foreign students study in Belarusian higher educational institutions? We made inquiries, collected information for 2017 and made a clear infographic.

Road through Belarus

We have gathered tips for human rights defenders, journalists, and activists on safe transit and stay in Belarus: what threats can there be and how to respond to them. In most cases, you will have no problems, but each situation is unique, so help the council members who will help you help.

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