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Renewed efforts to improve the country’s image saw the President prioritize a reform agenda. However, freedoms of association, expression and peaceful assembly remained tightly regulated. Human rights defenders continued to face targeted surveillance. Progress in the eradication of forced labour in...
Azerbaijan Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Suggested recommendations to States under review in the 44th session of the UPR Working Group, 06 November 2023 – 17 November 2023

This document contains suggested recommendations to be made to the states under review at the 44th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in November 2023. The countries covered are Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Russian Federation,...
Europe and Central Asia Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Uzbekistan: Amnesty International urges Uzbekistan to investigate past human rights violations and end the criminalization of same sex relations between men. Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on Uzbekistan

Amnesty International welcomes Uzbekistan’s cooperation with the UPR and its acceptance of 200 out the 211 recommendations made to it. These include recommendations to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, to...