11th EU-Kyrgyz Republic Human Rights Dialogue

07 Sep: 11th EU-Kyrgyz Republic Human Rights Dialogue

(Source: EEAS)

The European Union and the Kyrgyz Republic held their eleventh round of the annual Human Rights Dialogue on 6 September in Brussels.

The open and constructive discussion covered a broad range of issues. The parties discussed developments related to the human rights situation in the Kyrgyz Republic, in particular in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as specific issues such as freedom of expression and freedom of the media, freedom of association, peaceful assembly and good governance. 

The EU expressed concern about the negative impacts of Covid-19 restrictions with regard to the increase of gender-based and domestic violence, as well the restrictions on independent media and information …