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Central Asian Laws Toolbox

Welcome to our Central Asian Laws Toolbox, our collection of laws and legal analysis for the nations of this emerging region that is rich in natural resources and in the history and culture of the Silk Road! Whether you are new to working in the region or even if you have some experience working there...

Uzbekistan, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

The preamble to the Republic of Uzbekistan's Constitution provides in part that "[t]he people of Uzbekistan, solemnly declaring their adherence to human rights...affirming their commitment to the ideals of democracy and social justice, recognizing priority of the generally accepted norms...

UN condemns Kazakh expulsion of Uzbek detainees

ALMATY Kazakhstan (AP) - Kazakhstan has violated its international human rights commitments by extraditing 29 asylum-seekers to the neighboring authoritarian state of Uzbekistan, a U.N. panel says. The deportees face possible ill-treatment, the Committee against Torture, a panel that monitors implementation...