On Tuesday, 12 November, the UN Committee against Torture will review Uzbekistan's fifth periodic report on the implementation of the UN Convention against Torture...

This update covers developments concerning freedom of association, peaceful assembly and expression in Kyrgyzstan from the beginning of July to the beginning of October...

The next video of our #MeetYourDefender series is with Mykhailo Tarakhkalo - a human rights defender and lawyer working in the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights...

This special issue prepared for the CIVICUS Monitor by the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia (AHRCA) and International Partnership for Human Rights...

Kazakhstan has been added to a global watchlist of countries that have recently seen a serious and rapid decline in fundamental freedoms. This watchlist...

Uzbekistan must cease all pressure, including intimidation and threats, against the family members of Kadyr Yusupov – a  former Uzbek diplomat currently being tried...
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The #MeetYourDefender campaign is back with a new inspiring hero. This time we interviewed Dilrabo Samadova - a human rights defender from Tajikistan. Dilrabo told...

On 30 September 2019, the Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (VMRO), which is part of Bulgaria’s ruling government coalition, asked the Prosecutor General to initiate proceedings...

The Coalition for the ICC and its members sent a letter to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, calling for prompt ratification of the...

Torture and ill-treatment continue to be of widespread concern in all Central Asian countries. Methods of torture which were recorded in Central Asia in...