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Report of the UPR Working Group on Turkmenistan

The United States welcomes Turkmenistan’s new constitution, which provides that judges are no longer subject to the direct control of the president, that the judiciary must uphold civil and political rights and freedoms, and that citizens have the right of petition. However, the judicial system, in practice, still lacks procedures to ensure fair trials, such ...
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Report of the UPR Working Group on Burkina Faso

The United States notes that Burkina Faso has arrested and sentenced several female genital mutilation practitioners and accomplices; we welcome the Government’s commitment to fully eradicate female genital mutilation and share best practices with other countries. The United States also sees the Government’s new anti-trafficking law as a positive development.
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Report of the UPR Working Group on Serbia

The United States expresses continuing concern over the discrimination against minorities in education, employment, housing, and health, and we appreciate Serbia’s commitment to continue current positive steps to promote equality and non-discrimination. Corruption remains a serious problem in Serbia. We recognize the Serbian government’s efforts to bring to justice several judges and prosecutors charged with ...
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Report of the UPR Working Group on Botswana

The United States commends the Government of Botswana for its commitment to democratic principles and appreciates Botswana’s leadership in promoting similar progress in the Southern African Development Community region and the continent as a whole. The United States recognizes Botswana’s investment in improving health care for its citizens and its progress toward improving access to ...
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