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The Civic Solidarity Platform’s Working Group on the Fight Against Torture presents its country reports

December 16, 2022

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The 2021 Index on Torture was measured in seven countries of the OSCE region: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.


In 2020, experts of two Working Group members, the Public Verdict Foundation and the Association of Ukrainian Human Rights Monitors on Law Enforcement, developed the Index and conducted the first pilot measurement in eight countries of the OSCE region using their 2019 data. The Index was calculated for each country based on measurements reflecting the State's performance in areas such as torture response mechanism, judicial review, statutory prohibition of torture in domestic legislation, procedural guarantees designed to prevent the use of torture, torture prevention instruments in place, and whether the State has fully ratified and implemented the international standards on the prohibition of torture.


See country profiles and status reports for details of each country's Index score: armenia_en_2022_fin.docx.pdf Armenia,  belarus_en_2022.docx.pdf Belarus, kazakhstan_en_2022.docx.pdf Kazakhstan,  kyrgyzstan_en_2022.docx.pdf Kyrgyzstan,  moldova_en_2022.docx.pdf Moldova,  russia_index_report_2022_eng.docx.pdf and Russia.


Photo by Marcus Ganahl on Unsplash
Marble bench "Torture is Barbaric" - artwork by Jenny Holzer, 1987

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