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Summary Kazakhstan 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…
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Summary Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything. —Peter, Dominica,…
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Summary The government of Kazakhstan fails to guarantee workers’ rights to freedom of association and to fully protect their interests in the workplace. Workers must overcome significant obstacles established in law and in practice to…
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Summary Harassment, discrimination, and the threat of violence color the everyday lives of LGBT people in Kazakhstan. They are faced with hostility behind the closed doors of private homes and in public places, such as in parks and…
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“Hellish Work” Exploitation of Migrant Tobacco Workers in Kazakhstan Summary and Key Recommendations Methodology Part 1: Background 1.1 Migration to Kazakhstan 1.2 Kazakhstani Law and Policy…
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An Atmosphere of Quiet Repression Freedom of Religion, Assembly and Expression in Kazakhstan I. Summary Religion Expression Assembly II. Political Background Upcoming OSCE Chairmanship Elections III…
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SUMMARY Kazakhstan's vast energy wealth has, in recent years, made it an important geostrategic partner for many countries. It has also raised the political stakes inside the country significantly. As a consequence, throughout the…
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Ripe for Reform: Stemming Slovakia's Arms Trade with Human Rights Abusers Summary and Recommendations Ripe for Reform... Recommendations Case Study 1: Illegal Dealings: The Stubborn Helicopter Deal The U.N.'s Findings Human Rights Watch's Findings A…
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Heightened political tension has been characterized by physical attacks on journalists critical of the former Meciar government. HRW/Helsinki urges the interim government to give special consideration to the concerns outlined in this report and to…