This report, that was commissioned by the European Parliament, argues that European support for human rights in Central Asia mostly seeks to tackle technical matters in the judicial sector while often leaving deeper shortcomings in protection of human rights untouched. The EU has had little impact on Central Asia’s human rights record, due to the region’s deeply embedded authoritarian rule, as well as the EU’s limited leverage and inconsistencies in implementing values-related policies and projects. The report is also available here.
EUCAM Working Paper - No. 17