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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 -
  • Activists Run Afoul of Kazakhstan’s Zero Tolerance for Protest

    Activists Run Afoul of Kazakhstan’s Zero Tolerance for Protest

    Every time authorities in Kazakhstan crack down on peaceful protests, I find myself coming back to the words of Maina Kiai, former United Nations special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. The “[g]overnment’…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan’s Soviet-Era Leader Resigns After 30 Years

    Kazakhstan’s Soviet-Era Leader Resigns After 30 Years

    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 -
  • Interview: Children with Disabilities in Kazakhstan Are Missing Out

    Interview: Children with Disabilities in Kazakhstan Are Missing Out

    Why did you focus on Kazakhstan for this report?The Kazakh government has committed to improving education opportunities for children with disabilities, but so far we haven’t seen that commitment lead to meaningful change. We wanted to better unde…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan: Education Barriers for Children with Disabilities

    Kazakhstan: Education Barriers for Children with Disabilities

    March 14, 2019Video Video: Education Barriers for Children with Disabilities in Kazakhstan Although the Kazakh government has taken some im…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Video: Education Barriers for Children with Disabilities in Kazakhstan
    Most children with disabilities in Kazakhstan are not getting a quality, inclusive education. Although the Kazakh government has taken some important steps to better protect the rights of children with disabilities, much more needs to be done to ensu…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • “On the Margins”

    “On the Margins”

     SummaryKazakhstan is prioritizing investments in the development of education as a key aspect for developing a strong human capital. However, children with disabilities are left behind in those efforts.--Catalina Devandas Aguilar, UN Special…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Kazakhstan
    This submission is for consideration during the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights’ review Kazakhstan. It focuses on the crackdown on the independent trade union movement and attacks on workers’ rights; discrimination based on sexu…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Central Asia: Want Investment? Protect Rights

    Central Asia: Want Investment? Protect Rights

    Expand A Turkmen choir dressed in green, the national flag color, sings the national anthem at the opening ceremony of the world weightlifting championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenista…
    - 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 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…
    - 64 days ago, 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…
    - 68 days ago, 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…
    - 76 days ago, 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 -
  • Rocket launches to be grounded while mid-air failure is investigated
    Problem with Soyuz’s thrusters must be identified before space flights can resume, say expertsThe Russian Soyuz rocket that launches astronauts to the International Space Station will be grounded for months after two crew members were forced to mak…
    - 11 Oct 18, 2:04pm -
  • Footage from inside Soyuz spacecraft shows crew at moment of failure – video
    A Russian-American space crew have been forced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan after their Soyuz rocket suffered a failure shortly after launching from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in one of the most serious space incidents in recent y…
    - 11 Oct 18, 9:43am -
  • Space crew abort flight after post-launch rocket failure
    US and Russian crew of Soyuz spacecraft reported safe after emergency landingA Russian-American space crew have been forced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan after their Soyuz rocket suffered a failure shortly after launching from Russia’s…
    - 11 Oct 18, 7:46am -
  • Techno fest in ship graveyard aims to revive vanished Aral Sea
    Uzbek electronica jamboree seeks to lure waters back to parched sea bedThey’ve tried dams, dykes and dialogue over the years in vain attempts to reverse one of the world’s most stunning environmental disasters – the near-total disappearance of…
    - 14 Sep 18, 12:00am -
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  • newMay 26. Today's Birthdays
    NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Today's Birthdays is the one-stop shop where you can learn about prominent Kazakhstani people who were born on the 26th of May.
    - 2 hours ago, 25 May 19, 10:00pm -
  • newMay 26. Kazinform's timeline of major events
    NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for 26th of May. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on May 26.
    - 3 hours ago, 25 May 19, 9:00pm -
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