2014 Annual Report: Human Rights and Rule of Law in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
In the Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region, UNDP works with national and international partners to strengthen the social contract between the state and society in a manner that protects human rights, promotes equality, and enhances social cohesion. This includes increasing citizen access to justice and safety; supporting the development of legislation that protects the rights of people, particularly minorities and other vulnerable groups, and those with disabilities; building efficient National Human Rights Institutions and supporting the implementation of international standards and recommendations; and strengthening capacities of security and justice.
This report presents an overview of UNDP assistance and results achieved in 2014 in the Europe and the CIS region in two important focus areas: 1) Strengthening National Human Rights Systems; and 2) Rule of Law, Justice and Security. Part I of the report includes an overview of key country-level initiatives and results in these two focus areas. Part II consists of individual profiles for each country.