There is a growing trend in Central Asia, in which the authorities curtail fundamental rights and freedoms and clamp down on civil society in...

On 24th November 2017, Sooronbay Jeenbekov was inaugurated as Kyrgyzstan’s new president. He follows Almazbek Atambayev who led the country for six years but could...

Ahead of the OSCE Ministerial Meeting that took place in Kiev on 5-6 December, representatives of NGOs from across Europe, the former Soviet Union...

Two new briefing notes prepared by IPHR and partner groups highlight challenges facing human rights groups and defenders, as well as problems of torture...

Statement to 2014 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Working Session 4, Wednesday 24 September 2014: Rule of Law 1 An overview of positive developments and...

Ahead of the European Union-Kyrgyz Republic Cooperation Council, International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR), Amnesty International, Norwegian Helsinki Committee and Human Rights Watch urge the EU...

At a briefing held on 24 September 2014 at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Warsaw, human rights defenders from a number...

At this year’s Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Warsaw representatives of the NGO coalitions against torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Helsinki Foundation...

One night in July 2018 police officers drove up to Shahboz Ahmadov’s house in the southern Yavan district of Tajikistan and instructed the young...

Brussels 18 May 2015. Torture and ill-treatment including electric shock, suffocation, rape and beatings continue to be widely used in Kyrgyzstan and impunity is...