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OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan

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Presidential hopefuls emerge (19.09.2007)

(Quelle: ISN Security Watch) Uzbek officials announced today that the country will hold its next presidential election on 23 December, ending months of uncertainty about the vote. … Observers say incumbent President Islam Karimov, who has ruled Uzbekistan since 1989, will try to stay in...

Uzbekistan: stagnation and uncertainty – new ICG briefing (22.08.2007)

(Quelle: International Crisis Group (ICG)) “Uzbekistan: Stagnation and Uncertainty”, the latest International Crisis Group briefing, warns that two years after the Andijon massacre, the country remains a serious risk to itself and the region. The 69-year-old Karimov's term ended...

EU slightly softens its stance toward Uzbekistan (14.05.2007)

(Quelle: Eurasianet) The European Union is slightly softening its stance on Uzbekistan, despite Tashkent’s continuing reluctance to make substantive improvements on its human rights record. EU officials lifted a visa ban May 14 for several top Uzbek officials, while keeping an arms embargo...

No meeting of minds on human rights (17.04.2007)

(Quelle: IWPR) Although Tashkent is now ready to start talking to the European Union about the human rights situation, and the EU is reciprocating by considering an end to sanctions, NBCentralAsia observers say the dialogue could be derailed by the continued pressure on human rights groups. On May...

EU to soften stance on Uzbekistan (06.04.2007)

(Quelle: IWPR) Despite continuing differences of opinion on the Andijan violence of May 2005, the European Union and Uzbekistan now look likely to come to an understanding on the human rights situation in the country. NBCentralAsia commentators say that for that to happen, the EU will make...

Opponents say Uzbek President's term has expired (22.01.2007)

(Quelle: RFE / RL) Opponents to Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov say his term in office constitutionally expired today, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reported. The activists say Karimov has no legal right to run the country until the next election, scheduled for the end of this year. …...

EU delegation visits Uzbekistan (11.12.2006)

(Quelle: RFE / RL) A European Union delegation has arrived in Tashkent for talks with Uzbek officials about a bloody government crackdown in May 2005 in the eastern city of Andijon and the human rights situation in the country.