Annual report on human rights 2009

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The Stationery Office, 18 mar. 2010 - 192 pagini
This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2009. It provides an overview of the main challenges to human rights around the world and explains the government's activities and policies to address those challenges. Chapters cover: promoting human rights through democracy, the rule of law and equality; human rights in conflict, counter-terrorism and counter-proliferation; protecting the rights of British nationals overseas; promoting human rights in the British overseas territories; working through international institutions to promote human rights; and a review of countries of concern, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
 

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Introduction
6
Elections and Election Observation Missions
12
Prison Reform
18
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Rights
24
Preventing and Resolving Conflict
31
Children and Armed Conflict
37
CounterTerrorism
43
Protecting the Rights of British Nationals Overseas
50
China
94
Colombia
100
Cuba
104
The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
107
The Democratic Republic of Congo
109
Iran
113
Iraq
118
Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
124

Child Abduction 51 Forced Marriage
51
Prisoners
52
Death Penalty
53
Promoting Human Rights in the Overseas Territories 55 Constitutional Review Process 55 Building Human Rights Capacity in the Overseas Territories
55
Overseas Territories Consultative Council 56 Corruption Allegations in the Turks and Caicos Islands
56
The Overseas Territories Programme Fund
57
Working through International Institutions to Promote Human Rights
58
The United Nations
59
The International Courts
65
The European Union
68
The Commonwealth
73
The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
75
The Council of Europe
77
Countries of Concern
78
Afghanistan
79
Belarus
87
Burma
89
Pakistan
131
Russia
136
Saudi Arabia
141
Somalia
145
Sri Lanka
148
Sudan
152
Syria
157
Turkmenistan
159
Uzbekistan
162
Vietnam
164
Zimbabwe
168
Glossary
174
Index
176
Small Arms and Light Weapons
177
Acknowledgements
192
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