The first ever Václav Havel Human Rights Prize – which honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights – has been awarded to Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski.
The International Observation Mission of the Committee on International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus announced an open call for applications for the position of Representative on the situation of the media and freedom of expression.
Ales Bialiatski, the imprisoned leader of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" and vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights, will celebrate his 51st birthday on September 25.
The universality of human rights has to be protected in order to provide for genuine security, speakers said at the opening of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw on 23 September.
The 2013 Sakharov Prize nominees, presented at a joint meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Development committees and the Human Rights Subcommittee on Monday, are: Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan), Edward Snowden (USA), Reeyot Alemu and Eskinder Nega (Ethiopia), Ales Bialatski, Eduard Lobau an
About 80 Russian NGOs are found to be “foreign agents” as the result of inspections conducted by the authorities of the country. Here is a summary of administrative cases against and official warnings to organisations that are found to be breaking the “foreign agents” law
Appeal to human rights defenders and independent public actors of Russia, USA, Europe and other countries on the situation in Syria.
Index on censorship has called upon the G20 countries to put free speech on the agenda when they meet in Saint Petersburg, Russia for a summit on 5-6 September.
A theatre playwright and a former worker from the Minsk Automobile Plant were found guilty of using offensive language online in Belarus.
Crude Accountability’s new film, “Five Kilometers of Indifference,” describes the many years of struggle of the residents of the village of Berezovka, in western Kazakhstan, to achieve relocation away from one of the world’s largest oil and gas condensate fields, Karachaganak.
Thousands of people around the world joined the International Day of Solidarity with Civil Society of Belarus. Human rights defenders, civil activists, politicians, artists and ordinary citizens from 15 countries of the world took part in actions of solidarity on 4 August.
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) is organising a demonstration to “welcome” Belarus Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey in Brussels on 22 July.
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