The ICJ has submitted an alternative report to the Human Rights Committee on Tajikistan’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
The report focuses on questions arising under Articles 7, 9 and 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) concerning the weak framework of protection against torture and other ill-treatment for those apprehended and detainees; the practices of arbitrary arrest and detention; and the inadequate protection of the right to a fair trial.
The ICJ raises various concerns about the criminal justice system, including the use of pre-trial detention in the majority of cases as the sole measure of restraint, and the use of torture and ill-treatment to extract “confessions”. The ICJ also addresses the lack of equality of arms in the criminal process; and impediments to lawyers in the exercise of their professional duties.
Tajikistan-HRCttee108-ICJ-AlternativeReport-LegalSubmission-2013 (download full alternative report by the ICJ)AdvocacyLegal submissions