Kyrgyzstan

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on technical assistance and cooperation on human rights for Kyrgyzstan (A/HRC/17/41)

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Human Rights Council

Seventeenth session

Agenda items 2 and 10

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

Technical assistance and capacity-building

Summary

The present report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 14/14 of 18 June 2010, identifies the main areas of assistance that will aid Kyrgyzstan in fulfilling its human rights obligations. In the report, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights describes activities undertaken by her Office on technical cooperation through the Regional Office for Central Asia and its mission to Osh.

The present report covers the period from June 2010 to February 2011. It focuses on developments in legislative and electoral processes, and in particular in the human rights sphere. In this context, a number of critical human rights issues are identified and, on this basis, areas of assistance with a view to supporting Kyrgyzstan in fulfilling its human rights obligations are discussed.

The present report outlines a set of conclusions and recommendations for the Government of Kyrgyzstan aimed at improving the human rights situation in the country through the implementation of the provisions of international human rights norms.

The High Commissioner acknowledges the spirit of cooperation between the Government and her Office.