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Action for freedom from torture in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan

Domestic Violence in Tajikistan: Time To Right the Wrongs

Four years after Tajikistan’s authorities adopted new legislation to prevent violence in the family, a joint report by Nota Bene (Tajikistan), International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR, Belgium) and Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR, Poland) examines why many victims of domestic violence remain without effective protection and support.

22.03.2017
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Short briefing for EU-Tajikistan Cooperation Committee Meeting, October 2016

Fundamental rights and torture in Tajikistan

15.10.2016
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Freedom from torture, Issue 7, October 2016

This newsletter features interviews with six lawyers and psychologists from Central Asia, the Russian Federation and Ukraine about their experiences in assisting victims of torture and their families to obtain compensation.

14.10.2016
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Briefing paper for European Union–Central Asia Ministerial Meeting

Information on the situation of civil society, torture and ill-treatement in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan for European Union–Central Asia Ministerial Meeting to be held in Brussels on 4-5 October 2016

05.10.2016
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OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016

Torture and ill-treatment in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (23 September 2016)

23.09.2016
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Key concerns and recommendations on torture and ill-treatment in Tajikistan, May 2016

In February 2015 the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on torture raised concerns about ongoing torture/ill-treatment and impunity in the follow-up report to his February 2014 mission to Tajikistan. In 2015 the NGO Coalition against Torture in Tajikistan registered 45 new cases of torture/ill-treatment and, in the first three months of 2016, it registered 14 […]

18.05.2016
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Briefing paper ahead of the EU-Tajikistan Cooperation Council meeting

As recently as in February 2015 the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on torture raised concern about ongoing torture and ill-treatment and impunity in the follow-up report to his mission to Tajikistan. In 2015 the NGO Coalition against Torture in Tajikistan registered 43 new cases of torture and ill-treatment. Many victims refrain from complaining for […]

29.01.2016
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A questionnaire for human rights groups and activists to assess implementation of UN recommendations to end torture in Tajikistan

United Nations recommendations to end torture in Tajikistan (2010-2015) A questionnaire for human rights groups and activists to assess implementation

30.12.2015
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Report on follow-up to the concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee

Human Rights Committee Report on follow-up to the concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee.

21.12.2015
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Briefing paper for Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Torture and ill-treatment in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

18.12.2015
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Torture still widespread in Tajikistan 20 years after the country acceded to anti-torture treaty

Torture still widespread in Tajikistan 20 years after the country  acceded to anti-torture treaty

10.12.2015
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Freedom from torture, Issue 5, November 2015

In this edition: Side event on investigations of torture allegations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Side event on the implementation of the Istanbul Protocol in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Presenting concerns in the plenary of the HDIM

30.11.2015
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Briefing for human rights seminar organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

This document has been prepared by the following Central Asian NGOs: the NGO Coalitions Against Torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Turkmenistan’s Independent Lawyers Association (TILA, based in exile in the Netherlands), Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR, based in exile in Austria) and the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia (AHRCA, based in […]

24.10.2015
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2015 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Side event: Implementation of the Istanbul Protocol in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (25 September 2015)

25.09.2015
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2015 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Working Session 8 Rule of Law: Prevention of torture Failure to provide adequate reparation to victims of torture in Tajikistan

25.09.2015
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2015 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

2015 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Working Session 8 Rule of Law: Prevention of torture Torture and ill-treatment rife in the armed forces of Tajikistan

25.09.2015
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2015 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

2015 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Working Session 8 Rule of Law: Prevention of torture 

25.09.2015
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2015 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Side event: Mechanisms to investigate torture allegations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: Problems and solutions

24.09.2015
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Briefing paper ahead of the 6th round of the Switzerland-Tajikistan Human Rights Dialogue

This briefing paper summarizes key positive steps taken by the authorities of Tajikistan in the course of 2014 and 2015; it provides up-to-date information on the ongoing nature of torture and other forms of ill-treatment; and it highlights four issues that we wish you to emphasize in your dialogue with the authorities: the persistent practice […]

18.09.2015
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Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 25th session of the UPR Working Group, April-May 2016

TAJIKISTAN: HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION ON THE GROUND TORTURE AND OTHER ILL-TREATMENT

11.09.2015
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Briefing on the implementation of recommendations issued by the UN Human Rights Committee

In paragraph 27 of the Concluding Observations adopted on 23 July 2013, and published on 22 August 2013 (CCPR/C/TJK/CO/2), the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee requested the authorities of Tajikistan to “provide, within one year, relevant information on its implementation of the Committee’s recommendations in paragraphs 16 and 23, (in accordance with rule 71, […]

30.08.2015
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Briefing on the situation of torture and other ill-treatment and the shrinking space for NGOs in Tajikistan For: Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asia Daniel Rosenblum

Briefing on the situation of torture and other ill-treatment and the shrinking space for NGOs in Tajikistan for Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asia Daniel Rosenblum

29.08.2015
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Freedom from torture, Issue 4, June 2015

In this edition: An overview of the activities carried out by project partners under the “Action for Freedom from Torture” project and the successes and challenges so far.

30.06.2015
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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 26 June: Detainees in Central Asia frequently subjected to electric shock, suffocation, rape and beatings

Central Asian and international human rights groups call on governments in the region to honour today’s International Day in Support of Victims of Torture by pledging to end torture and bring justice to the victims.

26.06.2015
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Open Letter to Major-General Emomali Sobirzoda, Commander of the Ground Forces of Tajikistan, on cases of hazing in military units under his authority

On the occasion of the establishment of the Ground Forces of the Ministry of Defense of Tajikistan twenty-two years ago, we would like to congratulate you by drawing your attention to issues of concern to us, trusting your commitment to continuously improve the quality of the Ground Forces.

23.06.2015
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Raise torture cases at EU-Tajikistan Human Rights Dialogue

We call on representatives of the European Union (EU) to raise the cases of 17-year old Khushvakht Kayumov, who attempted suicide following police torture, of Shakhbol Mirzoev, who is severely disabled as a result of torture in the army, and of Shamsiddin Zaydulloev, who died in police custody in suspicious circumstances in April 2015, with […]

11.06.2015
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Briefing paper for the June 2015 EU-Tajikistan Human Rights Dialogue

In recent years the government of Tajikistan has taken some positive steps to prevent and eradicate torture. However, as recently as in his February 2015 report the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on torture raised concern about continuing torture and ill-treatment and about impunity for the perpetrators. Continued international attention and political will of the Tajikistani authorities are needed […]

02.06.2015
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Second joint follow-up submission to the Concluding Observations of the United Nations Committee against Torture

In advance of the review of the follow-up information to the Concluding Observations (CAT/C/TJK/CO/2) provided by the Government on 5 February 2014, the Coalition against Torture in Tajikistan, Amnesty International, International Partnership for Human Rights (Belgium) and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Poland) jointly submit the following information in relation to paragraphs 8(a) (b), 9(a), 11(c) and […]

30.05.2015
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Briefing paper on torture and other ill-treatment: European Union Advocacy Meetings

In recent years the government of Tajikistan has taken some positive steps to prevent and eradicate torture. However, as recently as in his February 2015 report the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture raised concern about continuing torture and ill-treatment and about impunity for the perpetrators. Continued international attention and political will of the Tajikistani […]

24.05.2015
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Second joint follow-up submission to the Concluding Observations of the United Nations Committee against Torture – 2015

In advance of the review of the follow-up information to the Concluding Observations (CAT/C/TJK/CO/2) provided by the Government on 5 February 2014, the Coalition against Torture in Tajikistan, Amnesty International, International Partnership for Human Rights (Belgium) and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Poland) jointly submit the following information in relation to paragraphs 8(a) (b), 9(a), […]

10.05.2015
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Newsletter “Freedom from torture”, Issue 3, March 2015

In this edition: The situation of NGOs in Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan The shrinking space for NGOs in Russia Interview with Natalia Taubina Interview with Galina Arapova Interview with Aleksey Mikheev Download newsletter

30.03.2015
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Briefing on the implementation of recommendations issued by the UN Human Rights Committee in paragraphs 16 and 23 of its 2013 concluding observations

In paragraph 27 of the concluding observations adopted on 23 July 2013, and published on 22 August 2013 (CCPR/C/TJK/CO/2), the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee requested the authorities of Tajikistan to “provide, within one year, relevant information on its implementation of the Committee’s recommendations in paragraphs 16 and 23, (in accordance with rule 71, […]

19.02.2015
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E-newsletter Issue no. 1 (28 November 2014): the coalitions against Torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

This e-newsletter is the first in a series of newsletters issued by the NGO coalitions against torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR, Poland) and International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR, Belgium). It is produced as part of a joint project of these NGOs, entitled “Action for freedom from torture in […]

28.11.2014
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2014 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Working Session 4, rule of law

In the last few years the authorities of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have taken some noteworthy positive steps to combat torture. For example, in 2012, Tajikistan amended the definition of torture in its Criminal Code and brought it in line with the definition contained in the Convention against Torture. In 2008, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan were […]

24.09.2014
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Anti-torture and other human rights groups vulnerable in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Members of the NGO coalitions against torture and other human rights groups in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan operate in an increasingly insecure environment. Existing NGO legislation in all three countries does not provide sufficient safeguards to activists and groups to freely exercise their human right to freedom of association and the organizations issuing this statement […]

21.07.2014
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Submission by the NGO Coalition against Torture to the EU-Tajikistan Human Rights Dialogue

Submission on Freedom from Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in Tajikistan

30.06.2014
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Local and international civil society organizations call on Central Asian states to end torture and impunity

On 26 June 2014, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, a coalition of human rights organizations is urging the five Central Asian governments to publicly and unequivocally condemn torture and to demonstrate their commitment with follow up actions.

26.06.2014
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Open Letter to Lieutenant-General Radjabali Rahmonali

Open Letter to Lieutenant-General Radjabali Rahmonali, Commander-in-Chief of Border Guards under the State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan calls for an end to the hazing of conscripts

29.05.2014
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Regional workshop on implementing Human Dimension commitments and enhancing the role of civil society in the work of the OSCE

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 20-21 may 2014 Joint recommendations on improving efforts to eradicate torture in Central Asia

21.05.2014
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OSCE supplementary Human Dimension meeting on prevention of torture, 10-11 April 2014, Vienna

Statement by the NGO Coalitions Against Torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

11.04.2014
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OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on prevention of Torture, 10-11 April 2014, Vienna

Statement by The NGO Coalitions Against Torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Working Session 2: National level responses and the role of the National Preventive Mechanisms

11.04.2014
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OSCE supplementary Human Dimension meeting on prevention of torture, 10-11 April 2014, Vienna

Statement by the NGO Coalitions Against Torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Working Session 1: Taking stock of developments in the OSCE region since the 2003 Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SDHM) on the Prevention of Torture

11.04.2014
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Joint follow-up submission to the Concluding Observations of the United Nations Committee against Torture 2014

In advance of the upcoming review of the follow –up information to the Concluding Observations (CAT/C/TJK/CO/2) provided by the Government on 5 February 2014, Amnesty International and the Coalition against Torture of Tajikistan, a coalition uniting 14 NGOs across Tajikistan, submit the following information in relation to paragraphs 8, 9, 11, and 14 and 15 […]

21.02.2014
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Action for freedom from torture in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan

Information about the project

08.12.2013
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Action for freedom from torture in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the eradication of torture and other forms of mistreatment in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.

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