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14.12.2021

Back to the Past

The next Supreme Court session concerning International Memorial is scheduled for December 14. Much has already been said about the fact that this suit insults the memory of the millions of people crushed by Stalin’s repressions and that this threat…

15.11.2021

The Right To Be

Article 7 of The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (whose adoption is marked on November 20, World Children’s Day) states that a child has the right from birth to a name and a right to know their parents….

I remember August 2011 as the month my friend and colleague Ales Bialiatski, a human rights defender and director of the Belarussian Viasna Human Rights Centre, was arrested. Bialiatski was immediately recognized as a political prisoner being prosecuted for this human…

Lots of people are suddenly talking about “discrimination,” even though this word is not used readily in Russia, just like the closely-related concept of “minority rights.” Many still find it somehow unpatriotic to protect and defend minority rights and combat…