EU-funded Programme contributes to assurance of legal guarantees and human rights protection in the law enforcement systems of Uzbekistan

  • Thematic Component: 2. Improvement of Detection Capacities
  • Country: Uzbekistan

From July 13 to 14, the EU-funded Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA 10) held a workshop in Tashkent for officers of border troops and law enforcement agencies (LEA) on human rights, gender, eliminating sexual harassment, and gender sensitivity.

This Programme activity aims to familiarise participants with human rights, gender issues, indicators of sexual harassment and gender sensitivity, provide links to LEA and border guard context, and to introduce NGOs and their role in assisting in mentioned cases.

The experts from the State Border Guard Service, under the Ministry of the Interior of Lithuania and the Lithuanian Red Cross, presented the international legal framework on the human rights protection. Also, they shared the knowledge on identifying vulnerable persons and signs of gender-based violence in the context of migration, and specifics of their protection, including the NGOs’ role in assisting such cases.

In addition, participants learned about the key regulatory documents. Also, they studied legal instruments for assisting people who have been subjected to gender-based violence, and practiced this knowledge during real-life situational exercises.