July 19, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Italian advocacy group Hands off Cain released a report on Friday revealing that the number of deaths by capital punishment increased despite a general global trend toward capital punishment abolition. The organization reports that there are currently 161 countries and territories that, to ...[read more]
April 26, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus Miklos Haraszti called Friday for Belarus, currently the only European nation that has retained the death penalty, to end the practice. The statement was issued following the reported execution of Pavel Sialiun who was put to death at an unknown date without ...[read more]
October 9, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
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, ...[read more]
September 23, 2012
by Julia Zebley
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 ...[read more]
July 4, 2012
by Elizabeth Hand
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- ...[read more]
June 3, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
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 ...[read more]
May 14, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
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) ...[read more]
April 26, 2012
by Katherine Getty
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 ...[read more]
April 6, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
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 ...[read more]
March 15, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
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 ...[read more]

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