Human Rights in Uzbekistan

The violations of human rights taking place in today's Uzbekistan are uncannily familiar. Perhaps most striking is the gulf between the government's stated and legal commitment to human rights protection, and its actual record. On the one hand, protection of human rights is enshrined in both international instruments to which the republic is signatory and legislative acts, such as the new constitution, that were written and passed by its own legislature; on the other hand, those same rights are being violated either personally by government officials or without their direct intervention.

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