“Perversity”, “depravity” and “an arrogant culture of impunity”
Recent articles in Europe & Central Asia

“Belarusian authorities must stop attacking members of the press covering protests, and should ensure that police officers who attack journalists are held to account. Journalists must be able to report on this pivotal moment in the country’s history freely and safely.”

More than 50 human rights groups have written to the UN’s Special Rapporteurs on freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, and human rights in Belarus over disruptions to the internet that took place during the presidential elections.

Among the proposed amendments to the family code are changes to the legal gender recognition rights for transgender people that will negatively affect their ability to marry and raise children. The bill also contains a superfluous ban on same-sex marriage.