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Situations that require the Council's serious concern

In spite of a clear mandate to prevent human rights violations, the Human Rights Council has demonstrated a clear lack of efficiency when fundamental human rights are gradually restricted.
 
 Bangladesh has been heading down an increasingly…
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Submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee in advance of its Pre-Sessional Review of Uzbekistan

This memorandum provides an overview of Human Rights Watch’s main concerns with respect to the human rights situation in Uzbekistan, submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (“the Committee”) in advance of its pre-sessional review of…
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HRC 24th Session: Statement Delivered Under Item 6

Human Rights Watch welcomes the adoption of the outcome of the UPR of Uzbekistan, which reflects many important recommendations from a wide array of governments on long-standing and urgent human rights concerns, including: the continued imprisonment of…
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16th UPR Session, April - May 2013

Introduction This submission highlights Human Rights Watch’s assessment regarding the Uzbek government’s compliance with its international obligations and the recommendations made during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in 2008. The Government of…
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Placing Human Rights at the Heart of EU Action

It is five years since the EU adopted its Strategy for a New Partnership with Central Asia. As EU foreign ministers prepare to take stock of progress so far, we, the undersigned civil society organizations, would like to suggest ways to improve the…
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Submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee on the occasion of its March 2010 Review of Uzbekistan

This memorandum provides an overview of Human Rights Watch's main concerns with respect to the human rights situation in Uzbekistan, submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Committee ("the Committee") in advance of its March 2010 review of Uzbekistan…
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Submitted in Advance of the EU-Uzbekistan Human Rights Dialogue

This memorandum provides an overview of Human Rights Watch's main concerns with respect to the human rights situation in Uzbekistan, submitted in advance of the EU-Uzbekistan human rights dialogue to be held on June 10, 2009 in Tashkent. The Uzbek…
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Submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee on the occasion of its Pre-Sessional Review of Uzbekistan

This memorandum provides an overview of Human Rights Watch's main concerns with respect to the human rights situation in Uzbekistan, submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Committee ("the Committee") in advance of its pre-sessional review of…
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The Andijan massacre and its fallout The government's rights record, long marked by authoritarianism and repression, reached crisis levels following a government massacre of hundreds of mostly unarmed protesters fleeing a demonstration in the city of…
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The event on October 2 and 3, "Liberalization of Mass Media - An Important Component of the Democratization of the Society," was co-sponsored by the EU and the Uzbek government. This seminar was welcome. But it should not be seen by EU foreign ministers,…
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Joint Statement by Human Rights Watch, International Crisis Group, Open Society Institute and Reporters Sans Frontieres

The “International seminar on freedom of media in a modern democratic society” in Tashkent on 9-10 June 2008, is a sad farce and an empty shadow of the European Union’s original intention to hold a meaningful meeting. The “International seminar on freedom…