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Elena Tonkacheva: Law on alternative service is adopted. It’s time to start amending it
Elena Tonkacheva: Law on alternative service is adopted. It’s time to start amending it
The content of the law adopted in second reading made the fears voiced by human rights defendants earlier real, notes the head of the Center for Legal Transformation “Lawtrend”.  15.05.2015 | 11:45
Twenty years have passed since the referendum of 1995
Twenty years have passed since the referendum of 1995
This referendum introduced new symbolics and narrowed the usage of the Belarusan language.  14.05.2015 | 12:09
Human trafficking in Belarus and Ukraine: An underscored problem
Human trafficking in Belarus and Ukraine: An underscored problem
Despite the noteworthy number of men exposed to trafficking, so far trafficking in these Eastern-European countries was underscored.  13.05.2015 | 11:28
New documentary about politically motivated abductions is released
New documentary about politically motivated abductions is released
On May 7, a documentary Banda was presented in Minsk dedicated to abductions of some politicians and the journalist Dzmitry Zavadski in 1999-2000.  13.05.2015 | 09:36
UPR procedure is the 1st time we saw selective cooperation of Belarus with the UN in public
UPR procedure is the 1st time we saw selective cooperation of Belarus with the UN in public
Human rights defendant Valiantsin Stefanovich believes it is worth reminding the Ministry of Justice about the position of the UNHRC regarding the non-registration of the HRC "Viasna".  11.05.2015 | 11:31
Bruce Bucknell: Accessibility is more an issue of will than resources
Bruce Bucknell: Accessibility is more an issue of will than resources
Accessibility is not only a physical issue, but also a mental one, the issue of stereotypes existing in the society, said the British ambassador to Belarus when opening Accessibility Week in Minsk.  11.05.2015 | 09:41
Andrei Bastunets: State propaganda isn’t able to withstand the Russian propaganda
Andrei Bastunets: State propaganda isn’t able to withstand the Russian propaganda
Even though the system of control over the information area created in Belarus can block the spreading of any information.  11.05.2015 | 08:33
Former presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich was transferred to a tougher penal colony
Former presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich was transferred to a tougher penal colony
The court hearing was only attended by his lawyer and his wife Maryna Adamovich.  06.05.2015 | 09:49
Yury Chavusau: Belarusan side doesn’t fulfill any recommendations that can be clearly assessed
Yury Chavusau: Belarusan side doesn’t fulfill any recommendations that can be clearly assessed
On May 4 Belarus underwent the second round of the UPR in Geneva. Civil society representatives mark government’s selective approach to recommendations of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).  06.05.2015 | 08:20
UN Human Rights Council gave recommendations to Belarus
UN Human Rights Council gave recommendations to Belarus
Moratorium on death penalty, freedom for political prisoners, introduction of the ombudsman position – these are recommendations that were voiced at the Council in Geneva on My 4.  05.05.2015 | 10:17
Today official Minsk will be suggested to change the situation with freedom of associations
Today official Minsk will be suggested to change the situation with freedom of associations
Second round of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for human rights is to take place on May 4 in Geneva. Lawtrend and Assembly of NGOs prepared an alternative report to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).  04.05.2015 | 08:29
Accessibility Week in Minsk started for the third time – now extended and renewed (photos)
Accessibility Week in Minsk started for the third time – now extended and renewed (photos)
“We want to turn attention to the problem of accessibility as the main problem of disability, as well as the presence of different boundaries – from physical to those in people’s consciousness”.  28.04.2015 | 08:17
What can be photographed in Belarus?
What can be photographed in Belarus?
Though lately Belarus’ Ministry of Internal Affairs got attentive to amateur photographers, human rights defenders find ban on taking pictures of buildings & citizens’ detention on this basis illegal.  26.04.2015 | 10:22
Until recently Belarus was the only country in Europe and Central Asia to execute prisoners
Until recently Belarus was the only country in Europe and Central Asia to execute prisoners
However, after reintroducing capital punishment in territory they hold, pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels have sentenced at least one man to death since September 2014.  25.04.2015 | 12:53
Freedom of association in Belarus: actual tendencies
Freedom of association in Belarus: actual tendencies
Assembly of NGOs and Legal Transformation Center prepared the Monitoring “Freedom of association and legal conditions for non-profit organizations in Belarus” for the I quarter of 2015.  25.04.2015 | 09:38
Valiantsin Stefanovich: Human rights activists, like anyone else, would like to see Belarus in PACE
Valiantsin Stefanovich: Human rights activists, like anyone else, would like to see Belarus in PACE
The pursuit of a full membership in PACE would mean that official Minsk shared the value-based approach to human rights and would indicate the beginning of an actual rapprochement with Europe.  23.04.2015 | 09:21
On April 16-17 Belarus will visit EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn
On April 16-17 Belarus will visit EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn
EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy will be paying official visit to Belarus.  15.04.2015 | 16:16
Lawtrend and “Viasna” addressed the statement re the increased pressure on Mikalai Statkevich
Lawtrend and “Viasna” addressed the statement re the increased pressure on Mikalai Statkevich
Human rights activists are concerned with the administrative pressure, as well as additional violation reports and other forms of pressure against Mikalai Statkevich.  12.04.2015 | 08:35
Belarusian Helsinki Committee requested the Parliament to abolish the Decree “on social dependency”
Belarusian Helsinki Committee requested the Parliament to abolish the Decree “on social dependency”
The human rights activists adduce 7 arguments why the Decree should be considered to be violating the Constitution and international treaties of the state, and why it should be abolished.  11.04.2015 | 10:22
Authorities have to stop imposing restrictive measures on journalists, Dunja Mijatović  reiterates
Authorities have to stop imposing restrictive measures on journalists, Dunja Mijatović reiterates
OSCE Representative claims her Office is ready to assist the authorities in any way necessary to reverse this destructive trend, as well as facilitate a dialogue of government and media on the topic.  10.04.2015 | 09:50
Valiantsin Stefanovich: Lack of public competitive political process degrades public administration
Valiantsin Stefanovich: Lack of public competitive political process degrades public administration
Instead of a serious debate about how to get the economy of the country from the crisis, we get a non-constitutional document that introduces the institution of forced labor in the entire country.  08.04.2015 | 12:48
Despite repeated EU criticism, Belarus continues executing and sentencing prisoners to death
Despite repeated EU criticism, Belarus continues executing and sentencing prisoners to death
But becoming a member of the international organisation for cooperation, human rights and rule of law, would mean Belarus would have to give up the death penalty.  07.04.2015 | 11:10
Uladzimir Matskevich: The majority of Belarusans will appreciate Decree No.3
Uladzimir Matskevich: The majority of Belarusans will appreciate Decree No.3
However, the state won’t be able to involve “loafers” to the legal economy. To supply the state budget at their expense is also a vain hope.  07.04.2015 | 08:17
Volha Smalianka: Foreign Ministry’s national report is biased re state of freedom of associations
Volha Smalianka: Foreign Ministry’s national report is biased re state of freedom of associations
The basis of the Belarusan report says that “everything is good”. The goodness is assessed by statistics, which, under close scrutiny, cannot give effective assessment of the situation.  02.04.2015 | 08:01
Andrei Bastunets: Block of webpages should be done on the basis of Information Ministry’s decision
Andrei Bastunets: Block of webpages should be done on the basis of Information Ministry’s decision
Belarusan authorities decided to spread the black list of webpages, access to which is prohibited for the users of public institutions, for every citizen.  30.03.2015 | 08:37
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Gintautas Mažeikis: The relation of political field and arena in the framework of information war

In his report, philosopher Gintautas Mažeikis discusses several concepts that have been a part of the European social and philosophical thought for quite a time.

“It is our big joint work”

It is impossible to change life in cities just in three years (the timeline of the “Agenda 50” campaign implementation). But changing the structure of relationships in local communities is possible.

Shhh! Belarus Wants You to Think It’s Turning Over a New Leaf

Minsk’s muddled media clampdown could jeopardize warming of relations with the West.

Mikhail Matskevich: How to create a local agenda and make it a problem solving tool

To achieve changes, you need to be interested in them and stop pinning all hopes on the state.