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2014-10-28 has added:  Yevgeniy ZHOVTIS, Chairman of the Board, KIBHR viewings: 21
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). 

2014-10-22 has added:  KIBHR, Nota Bene, Turkmen Initiative, IPHR viewings: 21
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.

2014-09-29 has added:  Amnesty International, Civic Solidarity, Coalition NGO against torture in Tajikistan, Coalition NGO against torture in Kazakhstan viewings: 59
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.

2014-09-22 has added:  KIBHR, Nota Bene, TIHR, Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan, Association Fiery Hearts, IPHR viewings: 61
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).

2014-09-15 has added:  Press-release by Kostanai regional branch of the KIBHR viewings: 88
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.

2014-07-24 has added:  KIBHR viewings: 165
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. 

2014-07-21 has added:  Coalition Against Torture, Int.Partnership for Human Rights, Article 19, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Amnesty International viewings: 109
Anti-torture and other human rights groups vulnerable in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Existing NGO legislation in all three countries does not provide sufficient safeguards to activists and groups to freely exercise their human right to freedom of association and the organizations issuing this statement are concerned that new legislation is being prepared to further limit the space in which groups and activists can operate.

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2014-10-29 has added:  UN Human Rights High Commissioner' office viewings: 7
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.

2014-10-24 has added:  By Gaziza BAITUOVA - Central Asia, IWPR viewings: 16
Eurasian worries in Kazakhstan

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

2014-08-22 has added:  International Commission of Jurists viewings: 68
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.

2014-07-03 has added:  Joint statement by KIBHR, Nota Bene, TIHR, IPHR viewings: 111
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.

2014-05-21 has added:  RFERL viewings: 104
Antigay activists build wall in Kazakhstan's largest city

Dozens of antigay activists have built a brick wall in front of a gay nightclub in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, to protest same-sex marriage.

2014-05-15 has added:  Delegation of the subcommittee of the EP on human rights viewings: 125
Final report by the Chair of the DROI Delegation (Delegation of the subcommittee of the EP on human rights to the RK)

Members inquired about the tragic events of Zhanaozen, their causes and their aftermath. After expressing concern about the conditions of detention in the countrys jails and visiting a penal colony- they called for further improvement of those conditions in the framework of the on-going reform of the penitentiary system to meet international standards. They also called on the authorities to review the cases of prisoners convicted on grounds that could be considered to be politically motivated. In that context the transfer of Ms. Roza Tuletaeva to an open colony and of Mr.Kozlov to a detention centre closer to his place of residence are positive first steps.

2014-04-29 has added:  Campaign Kazakhstan viewings: 122
Vadim Kuramshin, a human rights defender, beaten and intimidated in prison

Vadim Kuramshin, the renowned political prisoner in Kazakhstan, has been badly beaten and intimidated. Before his imprisonment, he was an active campaigner against torture in the prisons and prison colonies of Kazakhstan.

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