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Kyrgyzstan

Monthly Updates

November 2022

On 23 November, the Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision finding the investigative journalist Bolot Temirov guilty of document fraud, and then shocked Temirov and observers by ruling that he should be stripped of his Kyrgyz citizenship and immediately deported to Russia, where he also holds citizenship. The move followed months of judicial harassment and anger from senior officials over Temirov’s reporting on the business dealings of powerful officials. The move also follows other extrajudicial crackdowns on civil society, political opposition, and the media in recent months, including the blocking of the US-funded Radio Azattyk in October. 

October 2022

More than 20 well-known activists and opposition politicians were arrested over several days in late October to face charges on an alleged plot to incite riots and seize power. Domestic critics and international rights organizations say the arrests were an attempt to prevent public criticism of a proposed land swap with Uzbekistan, and are part of a larger slide towards authoritarianism in the country.

September 2022

Two days of clashes along the Kyrgyz-Tajik border resulted in over 100 dead, at least 59 of whom were civilians, hundreds of thousands of Kyrgyz internally displaced people, and attacks on civilian infrastructure on both sides. Although the violence was instigated by well-armed modern militaries, roving armed mobs were recorded attacking both Tajik and Kyrgyz villages. Specific details about what instigated the fighting and the number of dead and injured are difficult to come by, in part due to Tajikistan’s tightly controlled information environment. 

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GSoD Indices Data 2012-2021

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Basic Information

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Population Tooltip
6 694 200
System of government
Parliamentary system
Head of government
President Sadyr Japarov
Head of government party
Ar-Namys
Electoral system for lower or single chamber
Parallel
Women in lower or single chamber Tooltip
20.5%
Women in upper chamber Tooltip
Not applicable
Last legislative election
2021
Effective number of political parties Tooltip
6.29
Head of state
President Sadyr Japarov
Selection process for head of state
Direct election (two-round majority)
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) date
20/01/2020
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) percentage of recommendations supported
63.91%
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Human Rights Treaties

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No Action No action
United Nations Human Right Treaties
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
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International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
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Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
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Convention on the Rights of the Child
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International Convention on Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
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International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 
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International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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International Labour Organisation Treaties
Forced Labour Convention
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Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention
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Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
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Equal Remuneration Convention
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Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
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Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
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Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment
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Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
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Attributes Over Time

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Representative government neutral Participatory engagement
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GSoD Indices

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