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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 -
  • Kazakhstan: Proposal For a Human Rights Reset

    Kazakhstan: Proposal For a Human Rights Reset

    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 -
  • Union Leader Jailed in Kazakhstan

    Union Leader Jailed in Kazakhstan

    Expand Erlan Baltabay, leader of the independent trade union “Decent Labor,” at his trial in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, April 16, 2019. © 2019 Dilara Isa/RFE/RL…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan: Children in Institutions Isolated, Abused

    Kazakhstan: Children in Institutions Isolated, Abused

    Expand Sixteen beds fill a room with barred windows in a closed institution for children with disabilities. © 2018 Human Rights Watch (Berlin) –…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The EU must press for an end to repression in Central Asia at its Kyrgyzstan summit

    The EU must press for an end to repression in Central Asia at its Kyrgyzstan summit

    On 7 July, the European Union’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini and Development Commissioner, Neven Mimica will meet Mogherini’s five regional counterparts from Central Asian countries in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek.The highlight of what w…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Trade Union Leader Faces Prison Time in Kazakhstan

    Trade Union Leader Faces Prison Time in Kazakhstan

    Expand Erlan Baltabay, leader of the independent trade union “Decent Labor,” at his trial in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, April 16, 2019. © 2019 Dilara Isa/RFE/RL…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan’s Workers’ Rights Crackdown Under Fresh Scrutiny

    Kazakhstan’s Workers’ Rights Crackdown Under Fresh Scrutiny

    Expand A worker walks past oil tanks in southern Kazakhstan.  © 2016 Reuters As the International Labour Organisation (ILO) celebrates its Centen…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Crackdown on Presidential Election Protests in Kazakhstan

    Crackdown on Presidential Election Protests in Kazakhstan

    Expand Law enforcement officers detain a protester in Almaty, Kazakhstan on June 9, 2019, during presidential elections. © 2019 Paul Bartlett Today…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The Kazakhstan elections and the transition that wasn’t

    The Kazakhstan elections and the transition that wasn’t

    Expand Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev speaks during a televised address to the oil-rich nation in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, March 19, 2019.  © 2019…
    - 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

  • 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…
    - 3 days ago, 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…
    - 27 days ago, 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…
    - 41 days ago, 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…
    - 71 days ago, 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 -
  • Kazakh police arrest activist who campaigned for human rights in Xinjiang
    Serikzhan Bilash, who has fought for victims of China’s Muslim internment camps, detained in AlmatyKazakh police have arrested an activist who has campaigned for victims of China’s internment camps in Xinjiang, sealing his group’s office and ta…
    - 11 Mar 19, 12:18am -
  • Almaty spills its secrets: lost Soviet art discovered behind wall
    Thanks to the Kazakhstan city’s loss of capital status in the 90s, rare mosaics, sgraffiti and other artworks escaped destructionWhen Jama Nurkalieva and a small group of colleagues conducted a site survey of a disused Soviet-era panoramic cinema i…
    - 6 Feb 19, 6:00am -
  • The new green superpower? Oil giant Kazakhstan tries to wean itself off the black stuff – video
    Kazakhstan is rich with oil, gas and coal but Nursultan Nazarbayev, its president for life, has committed the country to a dramatic shift from fossil fuels to green energy. Is this huge nation, which is beset by rural poverty, major infrastructure ch…
    - 14 Nov 18, 5:56am -
  • Ex-Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa despite Congress invitation
    Kazakh national was asked to speak at Congress about his ordeal, but his application was rejected by the US consulate in Istanbul An outspoken former detainee in China’s internment camps for Muslims has said that his application for a visa to visit…
    - 18 Oct 18, 11:57am -
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