ICJ submission to the review of the third periodic report of Uzbekistan

The ICJ is contributing to the Human Rights Committee’s review of the Third Periodic Report of Uzbekistan.

In this submission, the ICJ points two issues of concern, which it recommends that the Committee highlight in the list of issues on Uzbekistan, in particular the need for an effective and independent investigation into the Andijan killings; the impact of counter-terrorism and extremism laws on protection of the Covenant rights; widespread use of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in the criminal justice system; failure to uphold fair trial rights; threats to the independence of the legal profession; and co-operation with inter-governmental organisations including Special Procedures of the United Nations.

Uzbekistan-human rights committee- legal submission-2009

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