Belarus received observer status in the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

The Republic of Belarus received observer status in the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe on March 1, 2020.

This status is granted for a period of one year and does not imply financial contributions from a state.

Currently there are 38 certified cultural routes of the Council of Europe that span different areas of European history and heritage. Many of them pass through Belarus. Among them are the Viking Way, Jewish Heritage, the Baroque Way, the European Route of Cistercian Abbeys, Via Regia. So far, Belarus is connected to only two of them – Jewish Heritage and Via Regia.

Belarus ratified the European Cultural Convention in 1993 and from that moment has been cooperating extensively with the Council of Europe in the field of culture.

28-09-2020
The MEDICRIME Convention ratification

On 28 September 2020 the Republic of Belarus has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (hereafter – MEDICRIME Convention). The MEDICRIME Convention will enter into force for Belarus on 1st January 2021.

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03-08-2020
Webinar: The inclusion of disabled people and fighting discrimination

On 6 August, a webinar will be organised on “The inclusion of disabled people and fighting discrimination”  between  3-5 pm CET, in the framework of the regional project “Strengthening access to justice through non-judicial redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries”.

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20-07-2020
The student competition “Erga Omnes” on the Council of Europe law

International Law & Arbitration Association (BILA Association) together with the Council of Europe and the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk announce registration for the student competition “Erga Omnes” on the Council of Europe law.

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