Eimear O’Casey

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Eimear O’Casey is a specialist analyst on the former Soviet Union (FSU), with particular interest in anti-corruption and democratisation. Since 2013 she has worked as a political and security risk analyst at the Control Risks consultancy. She advises a range of international organisations and private companies on the key political, integrity and security risks associated…

Yaraslau Kryvoi

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Dr. Yaraslau Kryvoi is director of the Ostrogorski Centre, editor of Belarus Digest, and associate professor at the University of West London. Born in Belarus, he holds degrees from St. Petersburg State University, Nottingham University, Moscow State Law Academy, and Harvard Law School. He has published extensively on law and policy in Belarus, Russia, and…

Michael Hindley

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Michael Hindley spent 25 years in elected politics, including three terms as a Euro-MP, when he served as Vice-President of the Trade Committee, and he is a frequent commentator on European and International Politics. He has authored two reports over recent years for the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on “EU/Central Asia Relations” both…

Artyom Shraibman

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Artyom holds an LLB in International law from Belarusian State University. He is a political correspondent and editor working for a major Belarusian informational portal TUT.BY in Minsk, contributor for Carniegie centre in Moscow and Artyom specialises in Belarus’ foreign and domestic policies, human rights situation in the country. He is also a contributor…

European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)

Published: 6 Oct 2016

The ECRE London Office can provide up to date COI information about the situation facing refugees and those seeking asylum in the Eastern Europe region. View their website for reports and news or email direct at the contact details provided. You can also sign up to weekly updates which provide current, comprehensive information on refugee…

Hanna Vasilevich

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Dr Hanna Vasilevich has completed her PhD thesis on Belarusian National Identity at the Metropolitan University/International Relations Institute in Prague and works as a Project Research Associate at the European Centre for Minority Issues. Her research on Belarus addresses issues of interethnic relations, minorities, equality and non-discrimination with particular emphasis on language and ethnic aspects….

Anna Gerasimova

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Anna Gerasimova is the director The Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House in Vilnius, a resource centre for human rights and civil society organizations from Belarus and other countries which plays an important role in providing assistance to victims of political repressions in Belarus. She has over 19 years of experience working in human rights…

Refugee Counselling Service (Minsk)

Published: 5 Oct 2016

The Refugee Counselling Service is a joint project of the UNHCR and the public association “The Belarusian Movement of Medical Workers” and assists refugees in Belarus by providing legal aid services.