|Monitoring Report on Developments in Belarus - March – October 2009|
|Saturday, 31 October 2009 15:51|
Attached you can find the Monitoring Report on Developments in Belarus for the period March – October 2009 along with a set of criteria for assessing the progress of the Belarusian government and recommendations for promoting more tangible and consistent change in Belarus.
This report is the forth of a series designed to inform policymakers and other interested parties about developments in Belarus during the ongoing Dialogue Process with the EU. The Dialogue Period is an opportunity to bring Belarus’ legislation and respect for human rights and freedoms back in line with European and international standards and practices. The report examines developments in the areas of fundamental freedoms of concern to the EU, including freedom of the media, freedom of association and freedom of assembly. It follows the release of the most recent Non-paper of the Republic of Belarus in September 2009 and appears on the eve of the EU’s November meetings that will decide on the future of the Dialogue Period and relations with Belarus.
This report has been prepared through the joint efforts of over 50 Belarusian and international civil society organizations following a decision of the Belarusian International Implementers Meeting (BIIM), held in Warsaw in October 2008. The BIIM have been held on a regular, bi-annual basis since 2002 and bring together donor and NGO implementer organizations from across Europe and the USA working in the areas of human rights and democratic development in Belarus.Monitoring Report on Developments in Belarus: March – October 2009 | 211 kB | format PDF