No changes of the legal framework
The Belarusian government’s policies have remained largely unchanged since the last monitoring report was released in March 2009. While isolated concessions were made to the political opposition and civil society that allowed them carry out some activities without harassment, repressive measures remained in place and continued to be enforced on a selective basis. No changes have been made to the legal framework that would indicate a substantive shift in government policy.
The report “Monitoring Report on Developments in Belarus” captures the key developments concerning civil society in Belarus during the period of March-September 2009. It is the third of a series designed to inform policymakers about developments in Belarus during the ongoing EU-Belarus Dialogue Process. This report has been prepared through the joint efforts of Civil Rights Defenders together with over 50 Belarusian and international civil society organizations.
For more information
Joanna Kurosz, Programme Officer, CIS region, Civil Rights Defenders: +46 709 89 60 11
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