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18 Sep 19
With no legal provision for self-defence as a mitigating factor, women who kill their relatives are almost always found guilty.
June 2018, Chisinau, Moldova, demonstrators protest the unfair annulment of the results of the mayoral elections in front of the Supreme Court of Justice. (Photo: IWPR Moldova)
28 Aug 19
Coalition government struggles to prove it is depoliticising appointments.
Christian centre of Jehovah's Witnesses in Almaty, Kazakstan. (Photo: informburo.kz)
24 Sep 18
New law aims to increase state oversight on some religious minorities.
Ismoil Somoni monument in Dushanbe. (Photo: Roman Buryak/IWPR)
11 Sep 17
Lavish ceremonies to mark major life events will now be curtailed by law.
Afghanistan has introduced legislation banning the harassment of women and children. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
2017 Women's Day
8 Mar 17
Opinion divided over legislation that will outlaw such abuse for the first time.
A mosque in the city of Naryn. (Photo: Evgeni Zotov/Flickr)
21 Jun 16
Faith has been growing as a force in the country ever since independence.
Members of Idlib’s arbitration court. (Photo: Sonia al-Ali)
23 Feb 16
Finding practical solutions to civil and commercial disputes.
Mikheil Saakashvili in 2012, during his time as president of Georgia. (Photo: OSCE/Flickr)
25 Feb 15
Kiev has enlisted Saakashvili-era officials to help carry out badly-needed reforms.
29 Sep 14
Some analysts fear stricter visa rules will deter foreigners who contribute to Georgian economic growth.
30 Oct 13
New policy includes pay rises for local players and freedom to take up foreign contracts.

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