Russia follows the Belarusian example – Harsh laws against civil society

(Foto:© РИА Новости Алексей Дружинин)Welcome to a panel discussion on the state of civil society in Russia and Belarus. Two human rights defenders from Russia and two from Belarus to discuss the recent deterioration of the legal framework for human rights work and give their analysis of future scenarios. What lessons have Belarusian civil society benefited as their Russian colleagues might find useful?

Speakers: Pavel Chikov, Head at Interregional Association of Human Rights Organizations Agora, Kazan’, Russia, Dmitri Makarov, Member of the Coordinating Council of the International Youth Human Rights Movement, Voronezh, Russia, Yury Chavusau, Legal Adviser at the Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs, Minsk, Belarus, Anna Gerasimova, Executive Director at Human Rights House, Vilnius, Lithuania.

The seminar will be held in English and moderated by Joanna Kurosz, Programme Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia at Civil Rights Defenders.

Time: Wednesday, 29 May at 17:00 to 18:30
Location: Civil Rights Defenders, Stora Nygatan 26, Stockholm

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View the seminar live or afterwards on our Bambuser channel.

Categories: Uncategorized.
Tags: Alexander Lukasjenka, Civil society, Law on NGOs, and Vladimir Putin.
Regions: Belarus and Russia.