Together against disinformation

Together against disinformation The Belarusian section of the ISHR held the first seminar following the plan of the implementation of a grant from the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs to the ISHR #CivilSocietyCooperation on the topic “Media, opinion formation, human rights” on July 20, 2019, in the town of Luninets, Brest region. The seminar was prepared and held at a high organizational level. It was attended by journalists of regional

The realization of human rights in the Brest region: achievements, existing problems

The realization of human rights in the Brest region: achievements, existing problems On September 30, 2018, the Belarusian section of the ISHR held an off-site meeting on the theme “The realization of human rights in the Brest region: achievements, existing problems,” and the republican scale agro-town of Ostromechevo of the Brest district was chosen as its venue. The area is located 24 kilometers away from Brest, and it first mentioned

ISHR Belarus holds human rights competitions on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the UDHR

ISHR Belarus holds human rights competitions on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the UDHR On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN in 1948, the Belarusian section of the ISHR has announced a call for submission of written work for two thematic competitions for school children and university students of the Republic of Belarus. Students are given

Current issue – mass anti-corruption detentions in Belarus

This year the Belarusian public has witnessed a number of high-profile revelations in the field of fighting corruption. These include mass detentions of the management staff of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, including the deputy minister, directors of a number of enterprises (“Belmedtechnika”, others), chief doctors of several clinical hospitals in Minsk, and others. This incident was widely covered in mass media. The public was shocked

Presentation of the book “Personality: Kotlyar I.I.”: With faith in the ideals of human rights

On April 21, 2018, the presentation of the book “Personality: Kotlyar I.I.” was held in the Brest central municipal library named after A.S. Pushkin. The authors of the book are Svetlana Ptichkina, senior lecturer at Brest State Technical University, and Arsentiy Golovchenko, board member of the Belarusian section of the International Society for Human Rights. The decision on its publication has been adopted by the board and the Scientific and Expert

Human Rights for education: achievements, problems, realization – 2 ch.

On December 2, 2017 a “round table” on the theme: “Human Rights for education: achievements, problems, realization” was held in the Institute of Parliamentarism and Entrepreneurship (Minsk). The “round table” was held by the board of the Belarusian section of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) on the basis of its Minsk Regional Group in cooperation with the Institute of Parliamentarism and Entrepreneurship with the participation of the Department of

Human rights for education: achievements, problems, implementation

On October 14 a “round table” was held on the theme “Human rights for education: achievements, problems, implementation” in Brest. Both bold proposals and objective information on the state of affairs were sounded. The organizer of the event was the Republican Public Association for the Human Rights Protection (section of the International Society for Human Rights). The chairman of the organizing committee was professor Ivan Kotlyar, who introduced “round table” attendees to the problem.

The way of the last political prisoner in the USSR Mikhail Kukabaka

When I look back through many years of my work in the ISHR, I see that there were human rights defenders in Central and Eastern Europe countries, but no region has so many prominent human rights activists as the Russian-speaking space. Karl Hafen (former executive secretary, now treasurer of the ISHR (Germany), from the report at the international scientific seminar on the theme: “The role of the public and public

Death penalty in Belarus: the positions of the president and the ISHR (Belarus)

Belarus today is the only country in Europe where the death penalty exists. From 1990 to the present, more than 400 people have been sentenced and only one of them has been replaced by a sentence of imprisonment. At the referendum on November 24, 1996, 17.93% of voters expressed their opinion on the abolition of the death penalty, while 80.44% opposed them. The President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander

Results of the meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Minsk

From July 5 to July 9, a summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly was held in Minsk attended by about 300 deputies from 57 countries. As a result of the discussions, resolutions and a declaration were adopted. The declaration formulates recommendations for national governments, parliaments and the international community to respond to the pressing challenges and threats facing them. Thus, parliamentarians noted with concern the existing security challenges throughout