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Tajikistan Centers


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Public Organization Human Rights Center

Year Established: 1997

Short Historical Background

The Human Rights Center (HRC) is a human rights organization registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan on 27 October 1997. As required by law, HRC was re-registered by the
government on 28 August 2007. HRC participates in networks and coalitions of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in drafting shadow reports for United Nations human rights treaty monitoring
bodies and leads one coalition of NGOs on shadow reporting under the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (ICRMW).



HRC aims to help Tajikistan build a state governed by rule of law by raising legal awareness among the people, and improving the protection of human rights based on international and national human rights standards.

Programs and Activities

HRC implements the following activities:
• Legal aid to poor and vulnerable population to ensure their access to justice
• Monitoring of the right to fair trial on criminal cases and freedom from torture
• Protection of the rights of Tajik migrant workers
• Strategic litigation and mediation.
HRC is a member of Tajik coalitions on drafting of shadow reports being submitted for the Universal Periodic Review of the United Nations Human Rights Council, and the treaty monitoring bodies
such as the Human Rights Committee (CCPR), Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Committee Against Torture (CAT), Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW).
HRC also undertakes research activities such as the following:
• Analysis of national legislations to assess their compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
(ICESCR). This analysis resulted in two reports and a set of recommendations to ensure compliance with the international human rights instruments.
• Situation analysis on collection and exchange of data on migration inside Tajikistan
• Study of Tajik law governing migration issues to assess its compliance with international standards
• Study of the family law from the perspective of women’s rights
• Report to the United Nations Human Rights Council under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on the rights of Tajik migrant workers; preparation of shadow report on the implementation of the ICRMW by Tajikistan that was submitted to CMW
• Development of a national referral mechanism (NRM) for migrant workers in Tajikistan
• Mainstreaming of gender and human rights through the implementation of the program “Central Asia on the Move” in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Special Concerns

The HRC mandate includes civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. HRC has special concern for the promotion of migrant workers’ rights and enhancing access to justice of vulnerable
and marginalized people in Tajikistan. In this way, HRC performs a wide range of activities, such as providing free of charge legal assistance, undertaking training and seminar for different groups of
beneficiaries, conducting research and monitoring, doing advocacy work at the national and international levels, and disseminating human rights information (flyers, booklets, handbooks, leaflets, etc.) throughout Tajikistan.


HRC has many publications, the most recent are:
• Research report - “Criminal trial monitoring in the Republic of Tajikistan” (2012)
• Study of legislation regulating family relations in Tajikistan: Analysis and Recommendations (2011)
• Practical Guide for Migration Officials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (2010)
• Practical Guide for Lawyers working with abandoned wives of migrant workers (2010)
• Research report - “Trends of labor migration from Sogd and Khatlon regions, Republic of Tajikistan, under global financial crisis” (2009)
• “Monitoring of Labor Migrants awareness on their rights and access of migrants to information” (2008)
• Research report - “Collection and exchange of data on migration in Tajikistan” (2008).


Human Rights Center (HRC)
8/1 Valamatzade Str., apt.30,
Dushanbe, Tajikistan 734024
ph (992) 372 27 51 87
e-mail: hrc.tajikistan[a]gmail.com

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