Belarus

Belarusian authorities face criticism for continued curtailment of civic rights

The Belarusian security forces' unwarranted interference during protests is a fundamental barrier to the enjoyment of civic rights. Read more

Belarusian authorities face criticism for continued curtailment of civic rights

Free association curtailed through denial of registration, travel bans

The authorities in Belarus continue to severely restrict civic space, including the right to form and operate a civil society organisation. Read more

Free association curtailed through denial of registration, travel bans

Research institute stops opinion polling after public vilification

Belarusian state-run TV channels presented a “special report” accusing the Independent Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies (IISEPS) of falsifying its public opinion polling, and their interviewers were threatened with criminal charges. Read more

Research institute stops opinion polling after public vilification

Activists face tougher regulation and state surveillance

A new decree restricts foreign funding for local CSOs, while protest and independent journalism are stifled. Read more