Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Human rights continued to deteriorate, as government officials, security forces, local militias, and militant groups were all responsible for committing gross human rights abuses in violation of international law. The plight of minorities and women was particularly concerning, as these vulnerable groups remained marginalized and subjected to violence, discriminatory laws, and social prejudice and harassment.

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Kingdom of Bhutan

Despite a transition to democracy in Bhutan, many of the discriminatory policies favoring Buddhists and Drukpa culture remain in place. Similarly, there are still a number of human rights issues, including discriminatory citizenship laws, restrictions on civil liberties, political prisoners, social prejudice, and religious freedom and minority cultural/linguistic rights.

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Malaysia

Under the current reign of the National Alliance and Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yasin, ethnic and religious divides have increased, while the government has expanded restrictions on religious freedom, speech, and civil liberties.

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Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Human rights and religious freedom conditions continued to deteriorate at an unprecedented rate in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan during 2019-2020. Pakistan’s widespread violation of human rights and its tolerance of human rights violations by non-state actors demonstrate a blatant disregard for its obligations under international human rights norms.

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Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

2019-2020 was marked by political turmoil, terrorism, riots, and religiously motivated violence. Government authorities continued to discriminate against religious minorities and did not adequately respond to or prevent religious violence or harassment by non-state actors.

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Republic of the Fiji Islands

To be released

People's Republic of Bangladesh

To be released

Indian Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir

To be released

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

To be released

Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

To be released