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Human Rights in the OSCE Region: Europe, Central Asia and North America, Report 2007 (Events of 2006)

Document number
2132
Date
2007
Title
Human Rights in the OSCE Region: Europe, Central Asia and North America, Report 2007 (Events of 2006)
Author/publisher
International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights
Availability
LSI library
Document type(s)
Meeting Documentation/Conference Reports, Research/Study/Analysis,
Keywords
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Summary
The "Annual Report" focuses mainly on the state of civil and political rights in 39 of the 56 OSCE participating states, paying particular attention to developments in Central Asia, the Russian North Caucasus region, and Belarus, which are the IHF priority regions in 2006-7.

Serious violations of international human rights standards continued to take place in Central Asia in 2006. The authoritarian regimes of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan repressed virtually any expression of dissident and violated, on a systematic basis, civil and political as well as social, economic and cultural rights. Prospects for democratic change decreased further in Uzbekistan as the Karimov government continued its post-Andijan crackdown on opposition forces, and while the death of Turkmen President Niyazov in December gave rise to hopes for reform in that country, these hopes were largely subdued by the undemocratic process for electing his successor. The report is available for download here.
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