The Legal Initiative is a non-profit nongovernmental organization dedicated to the protection of human rights. It was founded in 1996. Currently, the Legal Initiative has 64 members. It was liquidated by the Supreme Court on October 5, 2021.
The main mission of the "Legal Initiative" is:
To help build a social, democratic, law-based state in the Republic of Belarus, and to improve the legal culture of Belarusian citizens.
The main tasks of the "Legal Initiative" are:
- Legal education;
- Protection of victims of human rights violations;
- Improvement of legislation and changes in law-enforcement practice;
- Informing international organizations about the human rights situation in Belarus.
"Legal Initiative" is a co-founder of the International Committee for the Investigation of Torture in Belarus: http://www.torturesbelarus2020.org