Center for a Free Cuba recommendations to the upcoming Universal Periodic Review of Cuba
Center for Free Cuba Open Letter to the European Union Special Representative for Human Rights on the eve of his arrival in Cuba

Center for a Free Cuba recommendations to the upcoming Universal Periodic Review of Cuba

Center for Free Cuba Open Letter to the European Union Special Representative for Human Rights on the eve of his arrival in Cuba
RECOMMENDATIONS

LEGALITY AND RESPECT FOR THE LIFE OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

1. Given the repressive actions of the Cuban State against human rights defenders and activists, we ask that it be ensured that Cuban human rights defenders can work in a safe environment, particularly that their legality and validity be clearly and publicly recognized. by the Cuban government. Let the continuous attacks and slander campaigns by senior representatives of the Cuban State, its agents of influence, and the political police cease.

CEASE IMPUNITY IN CASES OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

2. We ask that independent, extensive and expeditious investigations be carried out into all cases of human rights violations, including those responsible and the chains of command for each incident. And that they should be considered crimes against humanity under international law. That those suspected of being responsible for these criminal acts be brought to justice; and ensure that those convicted of these crimes receive punishment commensurate with the seriousness of the offense.

CESSATION OF THE EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE AND EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTIONS

3. We ask that you ensure that the Cuban police comply with the Basic Principles of the Use of Force and Firearms established by the UN for law enforcement agents when they are carrying out their work, and this includes when protests are held against government policies by the population.

IMPROVEMENT OF PRISON CONDITIONS AND THE TREATMENT OF PRISONERS

4. We ask that Cuban prisons and other detention centers comply with international rules of respect for human rights, including the Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners established by the UN. We also ask that the International Committee of the Red Cross be allowed to visit all prisons in Cuba.