Analytical Review No. 1-1 “Interference in the work of the human rights organizations and initiatives in Belarus in December 2010 – January 2011”

Analytical Review №1-1 «Interference in the work of Human Rights organisations and initiatives in Belarus December 2010 – January 2011»

International Monitoring Mission of Committ of International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus has published its analytical review on situation with human rights defenders and human rights organizations.

This document is a systematic compilation of facts of interference in the activitiy of human rights organizations and initiatives in Belarus, based on the UN Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms ("UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders") and aligned with the European Union Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders - "Ensuring the protection”.

The full text of the analytical review

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