Austria
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Several measures, which would have negative consequences for the rights of asylum-seekers and women, were adopted or discussed. A new law endangered the fairness of the asylum procedure. The authorities continued to deport rejected asylum-seekers to Afghanistan. The Committee of Petitions of the national parliament discussed two citizens’ initiatives that would restrict access to abortion.

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Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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