Association in Belarus

People in Belarus are unable to form associations without the government’s permission. Despite international and constitutional commitments, the government of Belarus has continued to subvert the right to freedom of association through legislative restrictions targeting organisations that are critical of the government. Read more


Paranoia, fear and ruthlessness underpin the government’s attitude toward civic freedoms in Belarus. Citizens, civic organisations and media outlets all need permission from the state to operate, a situation that severely curtails independent comment and dissent. Read more