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Turkmenistan

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Turkmenistan Centers

 

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Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR)


Year Established: 2004


Short Historical Background


The Helsinki Group of Turkmenistan was founded in July 2002 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The group was forced to operate underground but nevertheless its members were systematically persecuted and repressed by the Turkmen authorities, and finally were forced to go into exile. The Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR), the successor organization of the Helsinki Group of Turkmenistan, was established as an independent public organization and registered on 17 November 2004 in Vienna, Austria.


Objectives, Programs and Activities


TIHR mainly focuses on monitoring the rights of national minorities, freedom of association, children’s rights, education, freedom of mass-media and freedom of expression in Turkmenistan. TIHR disseminates alternative information from Turkmenistan-based sources and virtually acts as an independent non-governmental information agency.


Special Concerns

Human rights monitoring


Publications

 

  • “Central Asia: Statements for OSCE Human Rights Review Meeting”; HDIM submission on Turkmenistan by Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights, International Partnership for Human Rights and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (2012)
  • “Review of Turkmenistan under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights”; Joint Report by Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR) and International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) (2012)
  • Joint Report: “Central Asia: Censorship and Control of the Internet and Other New Media” (2011) 
  • Joint Report: “2011 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting” (2011)
  • “Review of Turkmenistan under the Convention against Torture”; Joint Report by Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR), Turkmen Independent Lawyers’ Association (ILA) and International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) (2011)
  • TIHR Reports
    • Review of Turkmenistan under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women”; Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), 53rd Session, Geneva, 1-19 October 2012
    • “Shadow Report on the Implementation of the UN Convention on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights” (2011)
    •  “Shadow Report on the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)” (2010)
    • “Turkmenistan’s Penitentiary Facilities” (2010)
    • “Turkmenistan. Human Rights in the Era of the Great Renaissance” (2009)
    • “Turkmen Education: Reform and Regress” (2009)
    • “On the State of the Freedom of Mass Media, the Right to Freedom of Speech and Free Access to Information in Turkmenistan” (2008)
    • “National Minorities in Turkmenistan: Education, Culture and Social Sphere” (2008)
    • “Education in Turkmenistan” (2004, 2006)

 

Please refer to the webpage for a complete list of publications


Other Information


Since 2004, the monitoring activities of TIHR have been conducted with the support of the Open Society Institute (OSI). TIHR also enjoys the support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC). Information, which are obtained in the course of monitoring, are reported to various departments of the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), many international human rights organizations, and the mass media.


Address


Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR)
Vienna, Austria
e-mail: turkmenistan_initiative[a]yahoo.com, turkmen.initiative[a]gmail.com
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