Tajikistan’s Universal Periodic Review: CCPR-Centre supports briefing for Geneva- based diplomatic missions

Published on 28 Oct 2021, 10:00 AM

The Universal Periodic Review of Tajikistan will take place during the UN Human Rights Council 39 th session in November 2021

On 6 October, the Centre for Civil and Political Rights has organized jointly with the Tajikistani Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law an informal briefing for Geneva-based diplomatic missions for Tajikistan’s upcoming Universal Periodic Review in November 2021.

Representatives of more than 12 human rights NGOs have participated together with several
representatives of the Geneva-based diplomatic mission in a constructive dialogue that covered a wide
range of topics, including gender equality and non-discrimination, freedoms of expression and
association, rights of human rights defenders, judicial independence, freedom of religion, information
literacy and others.

The meeting was aimed at providing first-hand and updated information on the human rights situation
in the country ahead of its key human rights review by the international community, and to answer
potential questions of participants.

The briefing especially highlighted that civil freedoms in Tajikistan have seen serious deterioration in
the recent years, including issues of gender equality and non-discrimination, freedom of expression
and the rights of human rights defenders, independence of judiciary and others. NGOs shared their
suggestions for recommendations that could be proposed during the UPR. Individual cases were also
mentioned, including Yerov Buzurgmehr, Nuritdin Mahkaimov and Rizov Abdulmajid and others.

For the meeting, CPPR-Centre prepared three factsheets covering three key human rights issues in
Tajikistan. The factsheets are available on CCPR-Centre’s website at the following links: 


1. Factsheet on Freedom of Expression 

2. Factsheet on Freedom of Association and HRD

3. Factsheet on Discrimination 

For more information: Mr Rustam Kypshakbayev, CCPR-Centre: rkypshakbayev@ccprcentre.org

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