Administration of Justice

Belarus: A Country Study
lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/bytoc.html

The text aims to describe and analyse the political, economic, social, religion and education of Belarus. A detailed country profile is followed by five chapters concerned with: historical setting, the society and its environment, the economy, government and politics and national security.

Belarus in Figures: 2012
belstat.gov.by/homep/en/publications/belarus_in_figures/2012/BELARUS_IN_FIGURES_2012.rar

This report is produced by the National Statistical Committee Compendium. Available in both Russian and English, linked here in English.

Belarus in Figures: 2009
belstat.gov.by/homep/ru/publications/Belarus_in_figures.pdf

This report is produced by the National Statistical Committee Compendium. Available in both Russian and English, linked here in English.

The Ministry of Statistics and Analysis
belstat.gov.by/homep/en/main.html

Official site that contains information on the structure and mission of the ministry as well as links to various statistical publications about the nation of Belarus. In Belarusian and English.

The World Factbook (CIA)
www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bo.html

Provides a description of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues of Belarus. Other country descriptions are written to a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.


Corruption & Fraud

Anti-Corruption Practitioners Network - Country Overview
europeandcis.undp.org/anticorruption/show/C5FBFDBF-F203-1EE9-BB3D92846C487414

Part of the United Nations Development Programme, this network overview presents information on Belarus' anti-corruption institutions, anti-corruption strategy, and anti-corruption legal framework. Also available are links to related documents.


Drugs & Alcohol

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview
www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/country-overviews/by

This overview presents a comprehensive overview of the drugs situation in Belarus. Topics covered in the country overview include: drug use among the general population and young people, prevention, problem drug use, treatment demand, drug-related infectious diseases, drug-related deaths, treatment responses, harm reduction responses, drug markets and drug-related offences, national drug laws, national drug strategy, coordination mechanism in the field of drugs and drug-related research. Also included in the country report are key statistics on the drug situation and a barometer that indicates the prevalence profile and relative rating of the country.


Human Rights

Amnesty International - International Report
http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/belarus

An overview of the current human rights status of Belarus as determined by the Amnesty International Report from 2007. In Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Belarus
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Belarus
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Belarus, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (website).

Freedom Watch - Political Rights and Civil Liberties
http://www.state.gov/www/global/human_rights/irf/irf_rpt/1999/irf_belarus99.html

Country report including basis political, economic, and social data arranged in the following categories: population, gross national income per capita (GNI/per capita), life-expectancy, religious groups, ethnic groups, captial, political rights, civil liberties, status, and a ten-year ratings timeline. Includes reports from 2002.