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Europe and Central Asia Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Kyrgyzstan at a crossroads: unprecedented crackdown on civil society threatens country’s standing on human rights and international cooperation

The space for freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association in Kyrgyzstan has shrunk significantly in recent years. Over the past 18 months in particular the authorities have intensified their campaign to stifle all forms of legitimate public criticism and peaceful dissent in defiance of...
Drugs and Human Rights

UN Human Rights Council: Intersessional panel discussion on human rights challenges in addressing and countering all aspects of the world drug problem: oral statement

Amnesty International welcomes the report of the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights relating to drug control (A/HRC/54/53), which provides further account of the widespread human rights violations facilitated by punitive drug policies, and its recommendations to transform ineffective...
Discrimination

UN: The impact of punitive drug policies on economic, social and cultural rights: Submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the annotated outline for a General Comment

Amnesty International welcomes the opportunity to provide preliminary observations to the annotated outline circulated in the context of the upcoming General Comment on the impacts of drug policies on economic, social and cultural rights to be developed by the Committee on Economic, Social and...