Belarus Helsinki Committee

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The Belarusian Helsinki Committee (BHC) is an independent, non-political and non-profit public association, and is a partner of the Council of Europe and an active participant in the international Helsinki movement. Through its work, BHC seeks to protect human rights in Belarus, to promote human rights initiatives as well as raise legal awareness of citizens, and to assist in the training of competent legal personnel.

This work is done through the exposure of human rights violations, by providing legal assistance to individuals, by holding human rights seminar and trainings, by publishing human rights literature and by seeking to draw public attention to the issues of human rights violations that are taking place in the country. Furthermore, BHC is active in the analysis of existing legislation and in the drawing up of proposals for improvement of the existing law.