Resolution of the international round table Respect for Human Rights While Countering Extremism in the OSCE RegionНоя 20.2021
We, the participants of the round table held in Bishkek on 16-17 November, 2021, during which representatives of civil society and government bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic discussed issues of respect for human rights in the context of countering extremism in the OSCE region,
taking into account the new risks and disasters associated with the strengthening of radical fundamentalism in the Central Asian region, including the situation in Afghanistan,
emphasize the need for legislation and law enforcement practice to comply with international human rights standards, in particular, with the commitments undertaken as member states of such international organizations as the OSCE and the UN.
We share the understanding that the use of force by any of the state bodies in violation of international human rights standards undermines the effectiveness and legality of the state's actions to combat radicalization leading to violent extremism and terrorism.
We express our confidence in the need for continuous dialogue between the civil sector and state authorities in order to bring national legislation and law enforcement in line with international obligations.
To promote the values of the OSCE Human Dimension:
1. We are ready to provide the necessary assistance to improve national legislation in the field of preventing and countering violent extremism and terrorism;
2. We are open to dialogue and cooperation both within the international expert community and with representatives of government authorities;
3. We call on all stakeholders, including civil society and public authorities, to support this document and actively contribute to strengthening the principles of democracy and the rule of law in the region.
Participants of the international round table.
17 November 2021