(22.01.2017) Commemorative events and an annual election report conference were held in Brest, Belarus on the International Day of Human Rights, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Republican Public Association for Human Rights (ISHR Belarus).
The anniversary event was attended by the founders and members of the organization, as well as representatives from other public organizations and by local authorities, social activists, scientists, journalists, educators, and writers. All participants summed up the activities of the Belarusian section of the ISHR for the period of 1996–2016, and discussed the problem of increasing the effectiveness of human rights institutions. They introduced the book “The Belarusian section of the International Society for Human Rights – 20 years” which was published for the anniversary as the contribution of the chairman of the organization, Professor Ivan Kotlyar.
The handbook was presented to the founders and activists of the organization, and was mailed to the address of the Permanent Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly for Human Rights, as well as to the National Relations and Mass Media office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Public Information of the United Nations (Belarus). It was also sent to additional institutions, scientists, and experts in the field of human rights and reporters.
Photo: Mr. Leonov (left) and Prof. Kotlyar (right) award a letter of thanks to Ms. Baydakova, an activist of the ISHR Belarus