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Belarus must stop executing its citizens: UN
October 9, 2013
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklos Haraszti, urged the Belarusian government on Wednesday to immediately cease executions of its citizens until legislation related to capital punishment and the court system can be reformed. According to Haraszti, execution....... [more]

Belarus elections deemed valid amid opposition protests
September 23, 2012
Belarus held elections for members of parliament Sunday, despite a boycott by opposition parties. Many of the largest opposition parties agreed to not vote in the elections and pull their candidates, believing the results are predetermined. Despite the boycott, voter turnout was reported as at least....... [more]

Food Security, Law and Globalization: Part One
July 4, 2012
JURIST Columnist Volha Samasiuk holds an LL.M. from the University of Arkansas School of Law and she was formerly a legal consultant for the Belarus Food Safety Improvement Project. In the first entry of a two-part series, Samasiuk discusses the importance of food sustainability with the ever-increa....... [more]

The Legal Profession in Belarus
June 3, 2012
JURIST Columnist Volha Samasiuk is an LL.M. Candidate from the University of Arkansas School of Law, and she was formerly a legal consultant for the Belarus Food Safety Improvement Project. She discusses professional stratification in the Belarus legal system and the difficulties created by the divi....... [more]

Belarus presidential candidate sentenced to 5 years in prison for inciting riots
May 14, 2012
On May 14, 2011, Belarus's Minsk City Court sentenced former presidential candidate Andrey Sannikay to a five-year maximum security prison sentence for organizing protests following the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko in December 2010. Both the US and the European Union (EU) condemned....... [more]

UN rights chief says NGO restrictions undermine human rights
April 26, 2012
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed concern Wednesday that recent restrictions on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in a number of countries may fundamentally effect freedoms and human rights. Pillay highlighted Egypt, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Belarus, Israel and Venezuela as....... [more]

Strict Food Import Regulations and their Impact on Exporters
April 6, 2012
JURIST Columnist Volha Samasiuk is an LL.M. Candidate from the University of Arkansas School of Law, and she was formerly a legal consultant for the Belarus Food Safety Improvement Project. Here she discusses food import laws in the US and EU, and their impact on food exporters in developing and tra....... [more]

Revisiting the Regulation of Radiation in Food After Fukushima
March 15, 2012
JURIST Guest Columnist Volha Samasiuk is a LL.M. Candidate from the University of Arkansas School of Law, and she was formerly a legal consultant for the Belarus Food Safety Improvement Project. She analyzes how the FDA currently protects the public from radiation contaminated food in the wake of th....... [more]

Belarus released 7 detainees, including presidential candidate
January 29, 2012
On January 29, 2011, Belarus released seven people, including a presidential candidate, who were detained in December 2010 following protests over the country's presidential election. The releases were made amid speculation that the European Union (EU) would impose another travel ban on Belarusian P....... [more]

Belarus Internet Law Denies Freedoms and Mandates Monitoring
January 26, 2012
JURIST Guest Columnist Johann Bihr, Director of the Press Desk for Europe and Central Asia at Reporters Without Borders, says a new Belarusian law not only limits the online freedoms of individuals, but also creates harsh penalties for Internet providers, all in a government effort to exert more con....... [more]

Belarus Internet restrictions take effect
January 6, 2012
Internet restrictions passed in February 2010 are set to go into effect in Belarus on Friday, amid international criticism. The law creates several tiers of limitations on the Internet. Anyone who owns a shared connection, or a CyberCafe, must monitor all users to insure that they do not visit a "bl....... [more]




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