Fighting for Kz democracy in the West

Nazarbayev's consultant was also briefing US intelligence agencies

But Giffen cannot examine CIA documents
19 Jun 2009

FW: congress on Taszharghan

FREE MEDIA UNDER PRESSURE IN THE OSCE REGION -- (Extensions of Remarks - May 07, 2009)
09 May 2009

FW: Kazakhstan rejects OSCE reforms ahead of chairmanship

Kazakhstan will not fully implement legal reforms recommended by the OSCE, Europe's top security and rights body, before taking charge of the organization in 2010, a senior official said on Tuesday.
29 Apr 2009

2008 Human Rights Report: Kazakhstan

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor 2008 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
26 Feb 2009

Human Rights in Central Asia

To discuss human rights in Central Asia without resorting to stereotype is a difficult prospect. The area's strategic value is unquestioned. Energy rich, at the nexus of Russia, China, Iran, and Pakistan, quite literally the heartland of the continent, Central Asia remains vitally important to every great power on the planet.
23 Dec 2008


Astana’s reform drive ahead of OSCE chairmanship disappoints opposition
05 Dec 2008

„Es geht um die Glaubwürdigkeit der OSZE“

Kasachstans Ratsvorsitz im Jahr 2010 bringt Menschenrechtler in Helsinki auf
04 Dec 2008

Kazakhstan's Forthcoming Chairmanship a Concern for NGO Activists

Many NGO activists believe that Kazakhstan will not be ready for the OSCE chairmanship in 2010.
04 Dec 2008

Kazakhstan Falling Short On OSCE Goals, Rights Group Says

Kazakhstan has made only small progress toward democracy to justify its chairmanship of Europe's main security and human rights body in 2010 and should speed up its efforts, a leading rights group has said.
02 Dec 2008

Kazakhstan: Fulfill OSCE Commitments on Human Rights

No Meaningful Improvements a Year After Chairmanship Term Is Promised
01 Dec 2008

Kazakh bloggers say can't access popular website

Internet users in Kazakhstan complained of censorship Friday after being unable to access the popular blogging service Livejournal, but the state-owned telecoms company denied it was blocking it.
14 Oct 2008

Nobel Prize for Alleged Human Rights Offender?

Controversial President of Kazakhstan Backed for Nobel by US Lawmakers
09 Jul 2008

Chairing the OSCE will test democratic commitment

Kazakhstan's president is considering ordering a snap parliamentary election
next year, setting the stage for more pluralistic political debate.
02 Jul 2008


Driven by "petro-authoritarianism," the countries of Central Asia are thoroughly throttling democratization, according to an annual survey conducted by the watchdog group Freedom House.
30 Jun 2008

Kazakh leader vows reform before taking OSCE chair

Kazakhstan's president promised the West on Sunday his country would pursue democratic change before its chairmanship of Europe's main human rights watchdog in 2010.
30 Jun 2008

U.S. Envoy To OSCE Says Kazakhstan Lagging In Reforms

The deputy chief of the U.S. mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Kyle Scott, has told RFE/RL's Kazakh Service after his arrival in Kazakhstan that there are lingering concerns over that country's implementation of democratic reforms.
27 Jun 2008


A year after the German EU presidency introduced the Strategy for Central Asia from 2007 to 2013, the European Commission (EC) published a draft of its progress report.
27 Jun 2008

Kazakh opposition says govt backsliding on reform

Kazakhstan's opposition accused the government on Tuesday of backtracking on pledges to bring more democracy ahead of the ex-Soviet nation's chairmanship of Europe's top democracy watchdog in 2010.
26 Jun 2008

Human Rights group criticizes Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan

Propelled by a surge of oil and natural gas wealth, Russia has become the leading anti-democratic force in its region, a private democracy watchdog organization says.
25 Jun 2008

Kazakh civil society activists need international support

Bush administration seeks to shortchange region on democratization aid
Experts of the Committee against Torture Commend Kazakhstan for Enhanced Legislation

Experts of the Committee against Torture Commend Kazakhstan for Enhanced Legislation

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Kazakh official: Not the time to resolve differences through war

Kazakh official: Not the time to resolve differences through war

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Oil majors sued by Kazakh government over billions in revenue

Oil majors sued by Kazakh government over billions in revenue

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