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Preventing Transnational Repression, Protecting Human Rights Ideas for the Future?

A workshop organised by the Exeter Central Asian Studies Network was held at Exeter University on 21 June 2018.

Representatives from human rights NGOS including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Freedom Now!, Fair Trials, Civic Assistance Committee, and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, as well as academics and journalists, came together to discuss areas and possibilities for future collaboration.

They discussed the potential for a coordinated campaign to tackle these serious breaches of human rights committed by Central Asian and other authoritarian states around the world.  The workshop demonstrated the need for innovative thinking and non-traditional mechanisms to target Central Asian human rights abusers, and to prevent transnational repression of political exiles.

Read a write-up of the event by Exeter Politics MA Students Ayesha Kenan and Nathan Sutton.

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