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HRW: Kazakhstan

  • Arvind Ganesan
    Arvind Ganesan is the director of Human Rights Watch’s Business and Human Rights Division. He leads the organization’s work to expose human rights abuses linked to business and other economic activity, hold institutions accountable, and develop s…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Hugh Williamson
    Hugh Williamson, director of the Europe & Central Asia division, oversees the organisation’s work in western and eastern Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, Central Asia, the south Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. He oversees issues including migrat…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Central Asia: Reform Pledges Yet to Materialize

    Central Asia: Reform Pledges Yet to Materialize

    Expand An Uzbekistan cotton grower works in a cotton plantation outside Tashkent, on October 24, 2019. While the government has taken steps to eradicate forced labour in its cotton…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan: Improper Prosecution of Asylum Seekers from China

    Kazakhstan: Improper Prosecution of Asylum Seekers from China

    Expand Kazakhstan is prosecuting Kaster Musakhanuly (left) and Murager Alimuly (right), two ethnic Kazakh, Chinese citizens from Xinjiang, who are seeking asylum and at risk of tort…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • EU Should Live up to its Rhetoric on Central Asia
    The EU is proud that protecting human rights is central to its efforts to make the world a better place, and has repeatedly defined this goal as integral to its foreign policy. That’s the theory. The reality often looks different – in Central As…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan


    A leadership change in Kazakhstan in 2019 did not significantly improve respect for human rights. On March 19, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev resigned after 30 years in power, naming Senate speaker Kassym-Jomart Tokaev as interim president. In…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan: In Memory of Ninel Konstantinovna Fokina

    Kazakhstan: In Memory of Ninel Konstantinovna Fokina

    Expand Ninel Konstantinovna Fokina © 2011 Kazis Toguzbaev RFE/RL Human Rights Watch mourns the passing of the dedicated Kazakhstan human rights acti…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • In Kazakhstan, Words but Little Action on Domestic Violence

    In Kazakhstan, Words but Little Action on Domestic Violence

    What does a woman do if she is being attacked or harassed by strangers outside her home? Her instinct is to seek refuge and protection in her own home, where she feels safe. But what if a woman is being abused by her husband or partner in the home?…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Calling Out Kazakhstan on Domestic Violence

    Calling Out Kazakhstan on Domestic Violence

    The United Nation’s top women rights body has criticized Kazakhstan’s government over its poor record on domestic violence and protecting women with disabilities.The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has voiced…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan: UN Review Should Press for Reforms

    Kazakhstan: UN Review Should Press for Reforms

    Expand Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokaev takes the oath during his inauguration ceremony in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. © 2019 Vladislav Vodnev / Sputnik via A…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

IRIN: Kazakhstan

  • Killing us softly
    A recent public outcry in China, sparked by a damning documentary about air pollution, was based on well-founded fear:Of the 100 million people who viewed the film on the first day of its online release, 172,000 are likely to die each year from air…
    - 26 Mar 15, 8:00pm -
  • Scale of Vanuatu cyclone disaster complicates aid response
    The scale of Vanuatu’s cyclone disaster is matched only by the complexity of the required humanitarian response, according to both the government and aid workers arriving on the battered Pacific islands.“The problem is absolutely massive,” Ali…
    - 15 Mar 15, 8:00pm -
  • Vanuatu reeling from impact of cyclone Pam

    Vanuatu reeling from impact of cyclone Pam

    The closure of the main airport in Vanuatu is hampering the humanitarian response to cyclone Pam, which tore through the Pacific island archipelago yesterday, causing colossal damage.The airport in the capital, Port Vila, is still flooded and trees…
    - 13 Mar 15, 8:00pm -
  • Cyclone Pam batters Vanuatu
    As cyclone Pam, a category 5 storm, makes landfall today on the pacific islandsof Vanuatu, humanitarian workers there say the urban poor are especially at risk.High winds and rains are lashing the islands, and news agencies reported that even solid…
    - 12 Mar 15, 8:00pm -
  • Who celebrity advocates are really targeting. And it’s not you.

    Who celebrity advocates are really targeting. And it’s not you.

    This week was a fanfare for celebrity humanitarians: Forest Whitaker appealed for peace in South Sudan alongside UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos; Angelina Jolie opened an academic centre on sexual violence in conflic…
    - 12 Feb 15, 7:00pm -
  • An ambitious plan to end statelessness

    An ambitious plan to end statelessness

    It is now 60 years since stateless people received recognition in international law, and the UN has two conventions (1954 and 1961) dedicated to their protection and the regularization of their situation. Yet an estimated 10 million people worldwide…
    - 6 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • Asia's first IDP policy - from theory to practice

    Asia's first IDP policy - from theory to practice

    "Why does it allow them to stay?" the man asked incredulously. "They should be going back to their homes."Afghanistan's internally displaced persons (IDP) policy - finally passed earlier this year after a long delay, but not yet implemented - is a l…
    - 19 Oct 14, 7:00pm -
  • Guide sommaire du droit de la guerre islamique
    Il y a un regain d’intérêt des traductions de textes classiques sur le droit de la guerre islamique qui viennent s’ajouter aux nombreux travaux sur les liens avec le droit international humanitaire (DIH) et la protection des civils. IRIN vous p…
    - 5 May 14, 7:00pm -
  • Rough guide to Islamic rules of war
    There is a renewed interest in translating classical texts about Islamic rules of war into English, adding to the increasing body of work on the intersections between Islam, international humanitarian law (IHL) and the protection of civilians. IRIN p…
    - 23 Apr 14, 7:00pm -
  • Life-saving hepatitis C drug approved, but cost is high
    Following approvals in the US and Europe this month of a new drug to treat hepatitis C, activists are pushing for the medication to be made available in poor countries, a development reminiscent of the activism that forced down HIV/AIDS drug prices a…
    - 22 Dec 13, 7:00pm -

The Economist: Kazakhstan

The Guardian: Kazakhstan News

  • Kazakhstan holds day of mourning for Almaty plane crash victims
    Country honours 12 people killed when Bek Air flight crashed shortly after takeoffKazakhstan has observed a national day of mourning for the 12 people killed when an airliner crashed into a house shortly after takeoff from Almaty airport.The plane, o…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Dec 19, 6:51am -
  • Kazakhstan plane crash: 12 killed as Bek Air flight crashes near Almaty airport
    66 injured on plane carrying 100 as emergency services look for survivorsA plane carrying almost 100 people has crashed near Almaty airport in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12 and injuring more than 60.Almaty airport said on Friday morning that surviv…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Dec 19, 2:10pm -
  • Bek Air crash: passenger plane with 100 on board goes down in Kazakhstan – video
     A Bek Air plane with 95 passengers and five crew members on board has crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan. The plane was heading for the capital, Nur-Sultan, but lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence before hitti…
    - 27 days ago, 27 Dec 19, 12:28am -
  • Astana Ballet; Akram Khan’s Giselle review – Steppe to it
    Royal Opera House; Sadler’s Wells, LondonAstana’s springy young Kazakhs make their UK debut, while Tamara Rojo weaves her magic with Akram Khan’s insightful GiselleAstana Ballet, a young Kazakhstani troupe with a wide-ranging repertoire and nea…
    - 22 Sep 19, 3:00am -
  • Xinjiang activist freed in Kazakh court after agreeing to stop campaigning
    Serikzhan Bilash, who fought for victims of China’s internment camps, pleaded guilty in return for freedom A rights activist in Kazakhstan who faced seven years imprisonment over his outspoken opposition to neighbouring China was unexpectedly freed…
    - 16 Aug 19, 9:15pm -
  • ZVUK: the Kazakhstan club night that dances for truth
    In conservative, authoritarian Almaty, a small techno event aims to create a safe space for activists and the LGBT communityIt is a rainy spring night in Almaty, and in a small back-alley club a young DJ is playing dark British techno while wearing a…
    - 23 Jul 19, 5:10am -
  • Should we build cities from scratch?
    With another 2.5 billion urban dwellers predicted within the next 30 years, should we expand existing cities? Or is there a case for starting afresh?Do you live in a city planned from scratch? Share your storyPeople have been building new cities from…
    - 10 Jul 19, 1:00am -
  • Nazarbayev ally wins big in Kazakhstan election after hundreds arrested
    Little change expected despite Nursultan Nazarbayev stepping down after 30 years in power Kazakhstan elected the hand-picked successor of former president Nursultan Nazarbayev with more than 70%t of the vote, electoral authorities said on Monday, aft…
    - 10 Jun 19, 2:46am -
  • Kazakhstan renames capital Nur-Sultan
    Interim president orders name change from Astana to honour resigned leader NazarbayevKazakhstan has renamed its capital Nur-Sultan, in honour of the country’s longtime leader who resigned this week.The order to change the city’s name from Astana…
    - 23 Mar 19, 11:08am -
  • Kazakhstan president Nazarbayev steps down after 30 years in power
    Nursultan Nazarbayev has led oil-rich country since fall of the Soviet UnionKazakhstan’s president has announced his retirement after nearly 30 years as leader of the central Asian nation – but he will likely remain a power behind the throne, ana…
    - 19 Mar 19, 9:54am -
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  • newBad weather in Kazakh capital delays 32 flights
    NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM As of now 32 flights in and out of the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport are delayed due to severe weather conditions, its press service reports.
    - 14 mins ago, 23 Jan 20, 12:40am -
  • newSantos Tour Down Under stage 3. First uphill finish shakes up GC
    NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The third stage from Unley to Paracombe with a total distance of 131 km and a short but steep climb Torrens Hill in the final shook up the general classification of the Santos Tour Down Under, Astana Pro Team informs.
    - 34 mins ago, 23 Jan 20, 12:20am -
  • newDeadly storm devastates Spain’s Mediterranean coast
    OVIEDO. KAZINFORM Storm Gloria continues to batter Spain on Wednesday and has already caused several deaths, major flooding and significant damage throughout the country.
    - 42 mins ago, 23 Jan 20, 12:12am -
  • newChina's Wuhan takes unprecedented measures to curb novel coronavirus
    WUHAN. KAZINFORM Central China's megacity of Wuhan, the center of a pneumonia outbreak, has rolled out a slew of unprecedented measures to curb the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Jan 20, 11:44pm -
  • newKazakhstan takes part in Education World Forum in London
    LONDON. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan’s vision for tackling global challenges in the field of education was recently presented by Vice Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Miras Daulenov at the Education World Forum in London, the world’s large…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Jan 20, 11:35pm -
  • newTwo died in road tragedy in Almaty
    ALMATY. KAZINFORM A fatal road accident occurred today in the city of Almaty, Kazinform correspondent reports.
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 11:22pm -
  • newStorm alert in effect across 4 rgns of Kazakhstan
    NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazhydromet issued a weather warning for four regions of Kazakhstan for January 23.
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 10:21pm -
  • newAtyrau opens new fitness and health centre
    ATYRAU. KAZINFORM A new fitness and health centre Tonykok Arena opened in Atyrau. It is located in one of the most densely populated residential districts of the city.
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 10:02pm -
  • new2020 Winter Youth Olympics declared closed
    LAUSANNE. KAZINFORM The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, declared the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics officially closed during a ceremony at the Vaudoise Arena in Lausanne, Switzerland, late on Wednesday.
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 9:36pm -
  • newCoronavirus rapidly spreading, 17 dead, about 550 infected in China
    BEIJING. KAZINFORM A new coronavirus is rapidly spreading in China, with state-run media reporting Wednesday that 17 people have died and about 550 patients have been infected in the country, up by more than 200 from the previous day, as cases have a…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 9:11pm -

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