Cover Osteuropa 8-9/2007

In Osteuropa 8-9/2007

Without Resolve
Human Rights Policy towards Uzbekis

Imke Dierßen

Deutsche Fassung


Hundreds of people died in Andijan in May 2005 when Uzbek security forces broke up a demonstration. The European Union imposed sanctions on Uzbekistan, but also decided to remain in dialogue with Tashkent. In doing so, Brussels failed to orient itself along transparent criteria. That weakens the coherence, consistency and resolve of its own human rights policy.

(Osteuropa 8-9/2007, pp. 377–388)