Austria: Human Rights Challenges Persist – Amnesty International Submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 37th Session of the UPR Working Group, January 2021
This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Austria in January-February 2021. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Austria in its previous UPR, including in relation to police accountability, the justice system, including prison overcrowding, and to the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees. It assesses the national human rights framework with regard to non-discrimination, social security and the rights of refugees and asylum-seekers. In addition, this submission refers to some specific human rights challenges that arise in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.