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  • International conference “Topical problems of quality principal realization in law. European experience: from theory to practice” will be held in Minsk.

    11 April 2013

    On April 18, 2013 international conference “Topical problems of quality principal realization in law. European experience: from theory to practice” will be held in Minsk. Educational HR defence organization “Office for the rights of persons with disabilities” in cooperation with Rosa Luxemburg fund are the organizers of the event.

  • Contest of essays “Accessibility and Disability”. Results

    12 March 2013

    The Office for the rights of persons with disabilities summed up the results of the contest of essay on topic “Accessibility and Disability”. This year the members of the jury were unanimous – the winner is Irina Dergach with the essay “Students, who were not waited for”. The essay is about accessibility of education for children with disability, in particular, for children with autism. This problem is important for me, because my elder child is an autist. And I learned at first hand how schools don’t want to accept such kids, do not want to see them.

  • Accessibility of legal assistance for persons with disabilities

    11 March 2013

    The Office for the rights of persons with disabilities on February 28, 2013 held round table “Accessibility of legal assistance for persons with disabilities”. It took place in the frames of information campaign “Accessibility”. Law clinic of Belarusian State Economic University became our partner in this initiative.

  • Zero Project Conference 2013

    5 March 2013

    Once again, the Essl Foundation, the World Future Council and Bank Austria have joined forces to convene an international conference in Vienna, Austria. On this occasion, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization, we aim to raise awareness about innovative solutions from around the world that implement employment rights of persons with disabilities.  The conference  seeks to strengthen the commitment of all stakeholders to promote, protect and advance the rights of persons with disabilities, and to improve their employment situation.

  • Presentation of “Monitoring of barrier-free environment” project results

    19 February 2013

    The project of the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities “Monitoring of barrier-free environment” is finished.

    The presentation of its results took place on February 6, 2013. Office for the rights of persons with disabilities presented “Guidelines for monitoring the accessibility of architectural objects, buildings and constructions for persons with disabilities” and the instrument for monitoring of accessibility of construction objects for persons with disabilities and other categories of weak persons.

  • Lawsuits. Review

    31 January 2013

    In 2012 Office for the rights of persons with disabilities took part and assisted in several precedential trials in the sphere of protection of the rights of persons with disabilities. All the trials were won by the claimants – persons with disabilities who tried to protect their rights. In some time after the trials we asked the claimants “What happened after the trial had been finished and if the judgments were enforced?”

    Khaletskiy’s case: labour relations

  • Monitoring of citizens’ appeals in December 2012

    25 January 2013

    Prepared by the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities.

    Monitoring of citizens’ appeals.

    Period: December 2012

    56 appeals were received from December 1 till December 31 2012 by the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities.
    27 appeals were taken for further more detailed consideration by the Office’s lawyers.

    Appeals in numbers.

  • Project: “Inclusive social space for common good” has started in Belarus

    11 January 2013

    Public association “Belarusian society of disabled” and Common union of German disabled “For self-determination and dignity” have started the realization of joint project “Inclusive social space for common good”. This is an educational project and pursues two main goals.

    First of all, it is the advanced training of “BSD’s” activists at regional and local levels. BSD’s activists will work together with German experts on “peer-counseling” principle, because German experts are also disabled.

  • Khaletskiy’s case: Court supports the claimant

    18 December 2012

    On December 13 another hearing of Khaletskiy’s case took place after the cassational appeal filed by the Defendant “Avtozavodskoi” and cassational protest by the prosecutor in cassational instance of Minsk city court. But during the hearing the prosecutor’s appeal was withdrawn. The cassational appeal by the defendant was considered but the court’s decision was left without changes.

    We remind, that Khaletskiy’s case hearing took place on September 24, 2012 and the court completely supported the claimant.

  • Project “Barrier-free environment monitoring” continues

    17 December 2012

    On December 7 participants of the project “Barrier-free environment monitoring” ran tests of the instrument for monitoring the accessibility of architectural objects. This time they tested new station of Minsk subway “Petrovschina” and movie theatre “Berest’e”. Because of the weather conditions the participant didn’t manage to test the ground route between the two objects, the snow had changed their planes.

    Members of coalition “Accessibility”, representatives of “Belarusian society of deaf”, specialists in barrier-free environment of “Minskmetrostroi” and “Minsk subway”, journalists of Minsk mass-media took part in the monitoring.

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