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President approves National Human Rights Strategy

The National Human Rights Strategy of the Republic of Uzbekistan has been approved by the Presidential Decree.

Currently, Uzbekistan is a party to more than 80 international human rights treaties, including 6 main UN treaties and 4 Optional protocols, and regularly submits national reports on their implementation to the UN Human Rights Council and treaty committees.

The Strategy consists of six sections, and its main objectives are:

- improving the legislation taking into account the priority directions of socio-economic development of the country, generally recognized international standards and obligations of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of human rights, as well as recommendations of the UN Charter bodies and treaty committees;

- enhancing the role of Parliament and civil society institutions in Uzbekistan's achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, strengthening the rule of law, and bringing national legislation and law enforcement practices in line with international human rights obligations;

- strengthening national institutions for the protection of human rights, further development and enhancing of the national system for monitoring and evaluating state policies on human rights, raising the level of legal awareness and legal culture of the population, and forming a culture of human rights in society;

Besides, it provides for the establishment of the honorary badge “For the protection of human rights”, awarded annually on International Human Rights Day for services in the field of human rights protection and promotion of human rights culture.