Kyrgyzstan: Current concerns on torture

On the occasion of the EU-Kyrgyz Republic Human Rights Dialogue held on 18 May 2015, the coalitions against torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR, Poland), International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR, Belgium) and the World Organisation against Torture (OMCT) have jointly prepared a briefing paper on current concerns regarding torture in Kyrgyzstan. This paper summarizes positive steps taken by the authorities of Kyrgyzstan in recent years, identifies serious gaps and weaknesses that persist in the legislative and institutional frameworks, and it focuses on how the failure to consistently implement existing legislation contributes to ongoing torture and impunity.

Download the briefing paper.

See also: Address torture in EU-Kyrgyzstan Human Rights Dialogue 18/05/15