“These reports are more than a report card; they are a tool for lawmakers and scholars, for civil society leaders and activists."
Twenty-nine countries were upgraded from a lower tier to a higher one.
"We a particularly concerned by decisions that appear to prolong the military’s hold on power:”
Ales Byalyatski of Belarus and Uganda’s Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law share award.
Focus is on security, energy, and democratic reform.
Freedoms of speech, press, assembly, association and movement have been restricted.
The long-standing security alliance remains the basis of a truly comprehensive partnership.
The long-standing security alliance re