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EU representative met with human rights activists in Minsk
EU representative met with human rights activists in Minsk
Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights, met with Belarusian human rights activists on March 9.  11.03.2016 | 11:07
Lukashenka: A man 60 years of age is a horse that can still work hard
Lukashenka: A man 60 years of age is a horse that can still work hard
It would only be fair if the retirement age was raised for everyone, Belarus President stated during the government conference held to discuss the development of the pension system.  11.03.2016 | 09:27
Heritage is a space of fighting over what we bring to the future
Heritage is a space of fighting over what we bring to the future
In early February, Nesvizh Castle hosted an international team of experts in the field of conservation and revitalization of cultural heritage.  10.03.2016 | 09:59
Institute for Security Studies issued a brief on Belarus
Institute for Security Studies issued a brief on Belarus
Belarus’ foreign policy is aimed at ensuring regime-survival. Playing the West against Russia and courting Brussels to up the bidding for its loyalty are instrumental to this end, Anaïs Marin writes.  10.03.2016 | 08:25
Iryna Salamatsina: Only the state is engaged in gender issues; civil society withdrew itself from it
Iryna Salamatsina: Only the state is engaged in gender issues; civil society withdrew itself from it
That’s how we live: with gender equality that isn’t functioning in the country, but with indicators that the international community takes seriously, says the founder of the "Gender route” project.  09.03.2016 | 09:25
Human Rights Center “Viasna” is not invited to the UN conference on death penalty
Human Rights Center “Viasna” is not invited to the UN conference on death penalty
The Human Rights Center has been explained that only registered organizations may participate in the international conference.  09.03.2016 | 08:30
Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities together with EuroBelarus launches a new campaign
Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities together with EuroBelarus launches a new campaign
The campaign called “Agenda 50” is aimed at helping to realize the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities in the regions.  07.03.2016 | 09:30
Volha Smalianka: A new decree on foreign donations won’t improve the state of NGOs
Volha Smalianka: A new decree on foreign donations won’t improve the state of NGOs
On March 4 a Decree No.5 "On foreign donations" will come into force, which, according to the head of Lawtrend, doesn’t solve the old problems in relation to obtaining and registering these donations.  07.03.2016 | 08:09
Liabedzka removed application for Social March due to “Shumchanka and Statkevich’s reaction”
Liabedzka removed application for Social March due to “Shumchanka and Statkevich’s reaction”
On March 3 the United Civic Party of Belarus withdrew its application from the Minsk city Executive Committee for holding a Social March for Adequate Life in Minsk on March 14.  05.03.2016 | 09:53
Belstat: 300 thousand of tourists visited Belarus in 2015
Belstat: 300 thousand of tourists visited Belarus in 2015
The National Statistical Committee of Belarus claims that domestic tourism continues to develop and attracts an increasing number of visitors.  05.03.2016 | 08:54
Andrei Bastunets: A warning from the Information Ministry isn
Andrei Bastunets: A warning from the Information Ministry isn't a preventive measure, but a sanction
Two independent websites, Nasha Niva newspaper nn.by and Ezhednevnik ej.by received written warnings from the Ministry of Information.  04.03.2016 | 10:27
Review of freedom of associations in Belarus in 2015
Review of freedom of associations in Belarus in 2015
Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs and Legal Transformation Center (Lawtrend) prepared the annual Freedom of Associations and Legal Conditions for Non-Profit Organizations in Belarus review for 2015.  03.03.2016 | 10:36
Harry Pahaniaila: Media has the right to criticise Internal Ministry, but courts support the state
Harry Pahaniaila: Media has the right to criticise Internal Ministry, but courts support the state
Disputes or conflicts that MIA head calls an information war should be resolved in court; but we should remember that Belarusan courts can hardly be called independent, notes the human rights fighter.  03.03.2016 | 08:22
17 criminal cases for the unjustified increase of utility tariffs were initiated
17 criminal cases for the unjustified increase of utility tariffs were initiated
The State Control Committee has started these criminal cases for the unjustified increase of payments for housing and utilities.  01.03.2016 | 09:20
Ulad Vialichka: Civil society wants to take part in relaunch of the EU-Belarus relations
Ulad Vialichka: Civil society wants to take part in relaunch of the EU-Belarus relations
The problem is that the Belarusan authorities should make certain steps for the sake of National Dialog.  01.03.2016 | 08:33
Opinion: Card of the Pole will cause a drain on Belarus labour force, strengthen Poland’s influence
Opinion: Card of the Pole will cause a drain on Belarus labour force, strengthen Poland’s influence
Recently Poland has aimed its immigration policy at absorbing a young labour force from Belarus. Belarusan authorities definitely dislike the initiative, but have proved unable to counter it so far.  28.02.2016 | 09:23
Opinion: Belarus needs to ensure that both men and women enjoy equal rights in the labour market
Opinion: Belarus needs to ensure that both men and women enjoy equal rights in the labour market
The existing Belarusian legislation doesn’t effectively protect women from work discrimination nor does it stipulate what constitutes sexual harassment at work.  26.02.2016 | 10:12
Pact publishes first polling memo on community participation in Belarus
Pact publishes first polling memo on community participation in Belarus
Pact is launching a series of publications on Belarusians’ participation in the development of local communities.  25.02.2016 | 10:25
Aliaksandr Alesin: The best instrument against the hybrid war is the country’s economic well-being
Aliaksandr Alesin: The best instrument against the hybrid war is the country’s economic well-being
Taking into account the Belarusan mentality the majority of the population will hardly openly oppose the authorities; however, the people in situation of apathy will hardly protect it.  24.02.2016 | 12:12
Catholic status quo in Belarusian politics
Catholic status quo in Belarusian politics
A shortage of priests, lack of administrative structures and temples in need of rebuilding are the key problems. Solutions to all the issues depend on Belarusian authorities, Artsiom Tkachuk believes.  24.02.2016 | 11:10
Dalia Grybauskaitė: Security of the Astravets nuclear power plant – concern for the whole EU
Dalia Grybauskaitė: Security of the Astravets nuclear power plant – concern for the whole EU
The President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the EU’s energy union.  24.02.2016 | 10:23
Belarusan entrepreneurs want the resignation of the government in Belarus
Belarusan entrepreneurs want the resignation of the government in Belarus
Some 300 entrepreneurs protested in downtown Minsk.  23.02.2016 | 10:10
Elena Tonkacheva: The actions of the official Minsk give no grounds for fulfilling EU’s expectations
Elena Tonkacheva: The actions of the official Minsk give no grounds for fulfilling EU’s expectations
Fulfillment of the majority of EU wishes depends on technical decisions; however, there’s no political will for that in Belarus, the head of Lawtrend assumes.  22.02.2016 | 08:09
The Assembly of NGOs publishes “Citizen and law and order. Legal and psychological aspects” brochure
The Assembly of NGOs publishes “Citizen and law and order. Legal and psychological aspects” brochure
The edition contains extracts from the Constitution of Belarus, articles from the Administrative Violation Code and comments to them, and also examples of the procedural documents.  21.02.2016 | 08:31
In Belarus students are threatened with sanctions for participating in NGOs and protests
In Belarus students are threatened with sanctions for participating in NGOs and protests
Among the “anti-state” NGOs are even organizations with official registration.  20.02.2016 | 11:22
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The real work of the Convention depends on all interested communities and organizations

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