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Tajikistan

Monthly Updates

December 2022

Respected journalist Ulfathonim Mamadshoeva was sentenced to 21 years in prison on 12 December on charges of attempting to overthrow the government. Mamadshoeva was one of six sentenced to similarly lengthy prison terms in the latest round of closed-door judgements stemming from the May-June unrest in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO). The sentences and the ongoing broader crackdown on GBAO residents have been condemned by international and local human rights organizations and a United Nations special rapporteur.

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. 

August 2022

The scale of the May crackdown in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region was brought into focus as Human Rights Watch reported the number of activists and citizens arrested in connection has risen to over 200. Outside access to the remote region has been strictly controlled, and those arrested are being tried in closed courts without access to lawyers. Some of the accused are Russian citizens and residents with no apparent connection to the May events who appear to have been extra-judicially extradited to stand trial.

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GSoD Indices Data 2012-2021

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Basic Information

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Population Tooltip
9 749 625
System of government
Presidential system
Head of government
Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda (since 2013)
Head of government party
People's Democratic Party
Electoral system for lower or single chamber
Parallel
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27.0%
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25.8%
Last legislative election
2020
Head of state
President Emomali Rahmon
Selection process for head of state
Direct election (plurality)
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) date
04/11/2021
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) percentage of recommendations supported
76.92%
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Human Rights Treaties

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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
State Party
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 
No Action
International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Signatory
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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GSoD Indices

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