Turkmenistan Forms Human Rights Commission
Monday, August 27, 2007 2:39 PM

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov issued on August 25 a presidential decree establishing a new interagency state commission empowered to "implement international obligations" for the protection of human rights, ITAR-TASS reported. The presidential press service also announced that the decree was followed by a decision to establish a UN-affiliated "regional center for preventive diplomacy" in Ashgabat, to be opened with an international conference in December organized by Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov to coincide with the national holiday celebrating Turkmenistan's neutrality. RG

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