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2014-11-11 has added:  KIBHR - IPHR viewings: 19
EU-Kazakhstan human rights talks: Key concerns

This week a new round of the annual EU-Kazakhstan Human Rights Dialogue is scheduled to take place in Brussels. International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law (KIBHR) call on the EU to use this meeting to convey concerns about the lack of progress on key human rights issues in Kazakhstan since the last dialogue a year ago.

 
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2014-10-28 has added:  Yevgeniy ZHOVTIS, Chairman of the Board, KIBHR viewings: 42
Context and dynamics of human rights situation in central asia: evolution or degradation and what is next?

Keynote speech at the opening of the of Central Eurasian Studies Societys (CESS) Annual Conference (New York, Columbia University, Harriman Institute, 24 October 2014). 

 
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2014-10-22 has added:  KIBHR, Nota Bene, Turkmen Initiative, IPHR viewings: 32
The protection of fundamental rights in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Update on developments in early July-early October 2014

The report addresses issues related to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, equality before the law and non-discrimination, as well as access to justice.

 
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2014-09-29 has added:  Amnesty International, Civic Solidarity, Coalition NGO against torture in Tajikistan, Coalition NGO against torture in Kazakhstan viewings: 74
An overview of positive developments and ongoing concerns regarding torture and other ill-treatment in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

This joint document was prepared for 2014 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Working Session 4.

 
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2014-09-22 has added:  KIBHR, Nota Bene, TIHR, Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan, Association Fiery Hearts, IPHR viewings: 70
Joint statement

Six human rights defending organizations has prepared a joint statement for 2014 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (on issues of freedom of association, the role of civil society in the protection of human rights and freedom of expression).

 
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2014-09-15 has added:  Press-release by Kostanai regional branch of the KIBHR viewings: 103
Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights have filed a lawsuit to implement Resolution by the UN Committee against Torture

Today, the Kostanai Branch of the KIBHR&RL files a lawsuit with the Kostanai City Court against the Kostanai Oblast Internal Affairs Department, whose officers committed torture, with a demand to pay compensation to Rasim Bairamov, the victim of human rights violation.

 
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2014-07-24 has added:  KIBHR viewings: 178
Kazakhstan: report on trials monitoring in April June 2014

The monitors have noted that despite existence of legislative provisions access to justice and effective means of legal protection, including access to defense attorney are not effective in practice, when it comes to the rights of certain groups, namely journalists and civil society activists. 

 
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2014-11-14 has added:  UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights viewings: 9
UN Committee against Torture to review Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is one of the 156 States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and is required to undergo regular examinations of its record before the Committee of 10 independent experts.

 
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2014-11-14 has added:  Destination Justice Team viewings: 7
Destination Justice Petitions the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in the case of Ms. Zinaida Mukhortova

Over the last four years, Ms. Mukhortova has been detained on five separate occasions on charges stemming from a vacated and highly disputable mental health evaluation initiated after her first detention. That detention occurred immediately following an open letter in which Ms. Mukhortova called for investigations into potential Kazakh government corruption.

 
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2014-11-12 has added:  European Union External Action viewings: 9
EU-Kazakhstan Human Rights Dialogue

The EU raised concerns in relation to certain aspects of the new Criminal Code, which could have a negative impact on freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of assembly, stressed the importance of an independent press, and made reference to individual cases.

 
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2014-10-29 has added:  UN Human Rights High Commissioner' office viewings: 16
Kazakhstans human rights record to be reviewed by Universal Periodic Review

Kazakhstans human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Councils Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the second time on Thursday 30 October 2014 in a meeting that will be webcast live.

 
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2014-10-24 has added:  By Gaziza BAITUOVA - Central Asia, IWPR viewings: 27
Eurasian worries in Kazakhstan

Opponents of new regional grouping fear the effects of committing to Russian-dominated economic regulation.

 
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2014-08-22 has added:  International Commission of Jurists viewings: 80
ICJ endorses decision of the Astana Collegium of Lawyers in the case of Nurlan Beysekeyev

The ICJ considers the recent decision of the Collegium of Lawyers of Astana, which found no legal ground to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Nurlan Beysekeyev in relation to his representation of a client in Court, to be in line with international standards on the role of lawyers.

 
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2014-07-03 has added:  Joint statement by KIBHR, Nota Bene, TIHR, IPHR viewings: 125
Statements for OSCE conference on freedom of expression

On 3-4 July 2014, representatives from the 57 OSCE participating States, civil society and international organizations will gather in Vienna for a two-day conference on the promotion of freedom of expression. International Partnership (IPHR) will participate in this conference and has prepared two statements for it, in cooperation with partner organizations. The first statement draws attention to concerns regarding restrictions on media pluralism, internet censorship, and harassment of journalists and other critical voices in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. The second statement deals with current challenges to freedom of expression in Ukraine.

 
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