Uzbekistan representative,Akmal Saidov, elected to United Nation Human Rights Committee

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  • Director of the National Human Rights Centre Akmal Saidov, was elected to the HRC
  • The Committee consists of 18 independent experts who are elected for a four-year period by the States Parties to the Covenant

NEW YORK -At the UN headquarters in New York, within the framework of the 40th session of the States Parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), elections were held for members of the Human Rights Committee (HRC) for the period 2025-2028. The HRC is a UN body consisting of independent experts who monitor the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966) by the States Parties. The Covenant has 174 State Parties. Uzbekistan acceded to this international document in 1995.

The HRC’s activities are aimed at ensuring the full observance of all civil and political rights without any discrimination. The Committee consists of 18 independent experts who are elected for a four-year period by the States Parties to the Covenant.

Following a secret ballot conducted among member countries, the candidate from Uzbekistan, Director of the National Human Rights Centre Akmal Saidov, was elected to the HRC, receiving the highest number of votes among candidates from other countries.

It is important to note that the current election campaign took place in a highly competitive and unprecedented environment with an unpredictable outcome. Each candidate, possessing deep theoretical knowledge and practical experience in international relations and human rights, had a high chance of being elected. The convincing victory in the elections is a testament to the broad recognition of the effectiveness of the democratic reforms in the protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens being implemented under the leadership of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The election of our country’s representative to this key body is primarily the result of a pragmatic foreign policy strategy established by the Head of State, aimed at building a constructive dialogue with international human rights structures. In particular, in recent times, the republic has been visited by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, special rapporteurs of the UN Human Rights Council, leaders of the International Labour Organization, and other UN structures. They have repeatedly expressed positive assessments of the reforms being carried out in the country.

The election of Uzbekistan’s representative to the HRC is a historic event. A. Saidov will be the first expert from Central Asian countries to join the Committee. Previously, from 2021-2023, Uzbekistan successfully completed its membership in the Human Rights Council, which consists of 47 UN member states.

The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan expresses gratitude to all countries that supported the election of Uzbekistan’s representative to this prestigious body and reaffirms its commitment to high standards of respect and promotion of human rights and interests, “leaving no one behind.”

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