Uzbekistan is a State party to more than 70 international human rights instruments, including 6 (ICERD, ICCPR, ICESCR, CEDAW, CAT, CRC) out of the nine core UN human rights conventions, as well as four optional protocols. After the ratification of these conventions, a number of legislative acts and organizational measures were adopted in Uzbekistan, taking into account the recommendations of the UN treaty bodies on human rights and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). In particular, the Parliament of Uzbekistan has adopted more than 400 legislative acts regulating fundamental human rights and freedoms. Nevertheless, the issue of law enforcement is important for ensuring the protection of human rights in practice.
“Support to implementation of Charter-based and Treaty Bodies recommendations in Uzbekistan” project is a joint initiative of the National Human Rights Centre of the Republic of Uzbekistan (NHRC) and UNDP Uzbekistan. The project aims to support the implementation of the National Action Plan for the Implementation of the Charter-based bodies Recommendations and the Treaty Bodies, focused on concrete results in the implementation of the recommendations, in particular in such areas as rule of law and development of civil society, the reform of the judicial system, and the economic and social rights, with emphasis on vulnerable groups.
The overall goal of the project is to strengthen the capacities of national institutions on human rights and the rule of law to implement effectively and transparently the recommendations of UN Charter-based and Treaty Bodies in accordance with Uzbekistan's international legal obligations in the field of human rights.
The Project will also contribute to the implementation of the Action Strategy 2017-2021 of the Republic of Uzbekistan related to the drafting of new laws in compliance with the international human rights law, localisation of SDG No.16 on peace, justice and strong institutions, as well as Outcome 8 of UNDAF 2016-2020 on better protection of rights and freedoms of citizens.
- Assistance to national partners in collaboration with OHCHR and regional organizations
- Support for monitoring the implementation of the recommendations from the Charter- based and the Treaty Bodies
- The development of institutional capacity to implement the provisions of international human rights law
- The development of the capacity of national human rights institutions