Belarusian Review

 

P.O. Box 10353
Torrance, CA 90505
E-Mail: belreview@aol.com


Belarusian Review, launched in 1989, is an independent, US-based, English-language quarterly covering Belarus. Individual subscriptions are $40/year for North America, $60/year for overseas (overseas includes airmail and handling). For institutions add $20 to above rates. Single copies can be ordered for $10/copy. Back issues are available at 1.5 of the original price. To subscribe send check/money order, payable to "Belarusian Review," to above address.


Spring issue of
Belarusian Review
Vol. 9, No. 1
Contents

EDITOR'S DESK
New "Union" Treaty And "Hot Spring" in Belarus?, by Joe Price
OMRI Daily Digest Discontinued
Acknowledgments

FEATURES
Human Rights Practices for 1996 in Belarus, report by the US Department of State
Section 1. Respect for the Integrity of the Person, Including Freedom from:
a. Political and Extrajudicial Killing
b. Disappearance
c. Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
d. Arbitrary Arrest, Detention, or Exile
e. Denial of Fair Public Trial
f. Arbitrary Interference with Privacy, Family, Home or Correspondence
Section 2. Respect for Civil Liberties, Including,
a. Freedom of Speech and Press
b. Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association
c. Freedom of Religion
d. Freedom of Movement Within the Country, Foreign Travel, Emigration, and Repatriation
Section 3. Respect for Political Rights: The Right of Citizens to Change Their Government
Section 4. Governmental Attitude Regarding International and Nongovernmental Investigation of Alleged Violations of Human Rights
Section 5. Discrimination Based on Race, Sex, Religion, Disability, Language, or Social Status
a. Women
b. Children
c. People with Disabilities
d. Religious Minorities
Section 6. Workers Rights
a. The Right of Association
b. The Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively
c. Prohibition of Forced or Compulsory Labor
d. Minimum Age for Employment of Children
e. Acceptable Conditions of Work
Belarus: New Violations of Freedom of Speech and Assembly, statement by Nicholas Burns, U.S. Department of State
U.S. New Policy Toward Belarus
President Clinton Reiterates U.S. Position
Soros Foundation in Belarus under Attack
CSCE Protest to Lukashenka

THOUGHTS and OBSERVATIONS
Between Integration and Disintegration, by Paul Goble
Expelling Democracy, Washington Post editorial
Belarus: The Future of the Dictatorship, by David H. Marples
Belarus Democracy Continues in Diaspora, by David H. Swartz

BELARUS FORUM
BPF Appeals to World Community
Freedom Day '97, by Yuras Karmanou

BELARUS ECONOMY
SYNCHRONIZING RUSSIAN, BELARUSIAN ECONOMIC REFORM
BELARUSIAN PARLIAMENT PASSES BUDGET
COMPETING CLAIMS ABOUT BELARUSIAN ECONOMY
BELARUSIAN TRADERS PROHIBITED FROM RESELLING FOODSTUFFS
BELARUSIAN TRADE DEFICIT REPORTED
BELARUS PRESIDENT BLAMES GOVERNMENT FOR INFLATION
BELARUSIAN ECONOMIC CRISIS DEEPENS

BELARUSIANS ABROAD
The 79th Anniversary Independence
BPF March 25 Greetings
March 25 Day in New Brunswick
Anniversary in Prague
. . . And the Students in Budapest
In New York, Belarusians Voice Their Protest Against Russia

EVENTS
(Newsbriefs, 10 pages, covering the January-March period)

MEDIA WATCH
Constitution Day Protests
NATO's Expansion in the Way of Russia's Ambitions
On the Eve of Helsinki Summit
Belarus Detains U.S. Diplomat
U.S.-Belarus Relations Getting Strained
U.S. Retaliates in Diplomatic Row
Lukashenka Praising Stalinism

LETTERS
The U.S. Watching Developments in Belarus
Revival of Belarusian Language
Belarusians Should Watch the Balkans

Last updated:    May 1996


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