Uruguay: Steady progress, persistent debts

Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 32nd Session of the UPR Working Group, January-February 2019. Amnesty International is concerned that Uruguay has not abolished Law 15,848 (1986) on the Expiration of Punitive Claims of the State, which has led to impunity for crimes under international law and serious human rights violations committed in the recent past. In addition, prison conditions in Uruguay still fail to meet minimum international standards, with a high rate of inmates waiting for sentence. Amnesty International welcomes the adoption of Law 19,580 as an important step towards ending violence against women and girls.

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