Austria: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Tenth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council January 2011

Index Number: EUR 13/002/2010

In this submission, Amnesty International raises concern about outstanding ratifications of key international and regional human rights treaties, gaps in the constitutional and legal human rights framework, lack of implementation of UN treaty body recommendations and existing reservations on the applicability of instruments already ratified. The organization also expresses concerns over reports of ill-treatment, including the excessive use of force and firearms by the police; racism and xenophobia; and the treatment of refugees and asylum-seekers.

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