Uruguay

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Overview

Despite efforts by the Working Group for Truth and Justice, little progress was made in the few criminal prosecutions of crimes under international law and human rights violations committed during the period of civil-military government (1973-1985). Discrimination against people with disabilities persisted and lack of gender equality remained a concern. Uruguay hosted the Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference. The exercise of conscientious objection among medical practitioners continued to pose significant barriers to women’s access to safe and legal abortion.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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