Archive for April, 2017:
Amnesty International published the report on the use of death penalty in 2016. Belarus is the only country in Europe where the death penalty is still possible. It restored executions in April 2016 after a 17-month break. At least four people were executed in the last year. Death penalty Europe and Central ASIA
Freedom House published annual survey of democratic reforms Nations in Transit 2016. For the first time since the first survey in 1995, there are now more consolidated authoritarian regimes than consolidated democracies. And what is the result of Belarus in this rating? It´s consolidated authoritarian regime with the democratic score 6,61 (1=most democratic, 7=least democratic). The worst-rated category is „Judicial Framework and Independence“ with the worst possible score 7. Even other categories are not rated much better.