National human rights strategy will be adopted in Uzbekistan. The relevant draft document was prepared by the National Center for Human Rights.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev pointed to the need to develop a national strategy at a meeting dedicated to the 27th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution. He noted then that as part of the strategy, a continuous system of human rights education should be established, starting from school.
Among the measures envisaged by the draft strategy are the development of a national system for monitoring and evaluating human rights policies, strengthening the relevant institutions, and ensuring access to justice in places of detention.
The document also provides for increasing the degree of social support to those who need special protection of the state and society, and protecting the family through the protection of motherhood, fatherhood and childhood, as well as the fight against domestic violence.
“It is planned to place attention to the practical protection of freedom of speech, religion, access to information, and gender equality,” the statement said.
It is planned to introduce Human Rights classes in universities and training centers, and to increase such classes in schools, lyceums and colleges.
The project also proposes the establishment of an annual national award for the protection of human rights.
In 2020, Samarkand is scheduled to host Human Rights Forum.