Political arrest of Bartosz Kramek and electronic concentration camp in Kazakhstan. Open Dialogue Foundation at the OSCE SHDM

Political arrest of Bartosz Kramek and electronic concentration camp in Kazakhstan. Open Dialogue Foundation at the OSCE SHDM

13.07.2021
Dzisiaj podczas sesji OBWE @osce_odihr poświęconej prawom człowieka w erze cyfrowej nasz kolega @Maksym_Sytnikov zwrócił uwagę na hejtowanie @SokzBuraka_eu przez TVP, areszt kierującego nim @bartek_kramek oraz oskarżenie @martalempart @czerederecka i @KSuchanow z @strajkkobiet👇 pic.twitter.com/ALZmkaekoi— Open Dialogue Foundation🇪🇺🏳️‍🌈⚡✌ (@ODFoundation) July 12, 2021 On 12-13 July our representative Maksym Sytnikov participated at the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension […]
Kazakhstan: the EP’s new resolution urges for sanctions against human rights violators

Kazakhstan: the EP’s new resolution urges for sanctions against human rights violators

05.03.2021
A debate during the European Parliament’s plenary session on February 11, 2021, led to the adoption of an urgent resolution concerning the human rights situation in Kazakhstan. The MEPs voted in favour of one of the strongest appeals ever issued by the EP, firmly condemning the current situation in the country. The resolution is a […]
Shortcomings in the law enforcement system of Ukraine exemplified by the investigation of attacks on civil activists

Shortcomings in the law enforcement system of Ukraine exemplified by the investigation of attacks on civil activists

20.11.2020
On 12 November 2020, the FightBack legal self-help chat-bot was presented in Kyiv, which was designed to provide free assistance to victims of law enforcement agencies’ inaction and to collect information about the cases of inaction. The chat-bot was created as a result of a series of interviews with activists who were victims of violent attacks in different regions of Ukraine after 2014.
ODF’s Appeal to OSCE to stop policing speech in Poland

ODF’s Appeal to OSCE to stop policing speech in Poland

13.11.2020
On 9 November 2020, during the Second Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM), our advocacy officer, Katarzyna Szczypska, urged the OSCE bodies to pressure the Polish authorities to stop using blasphemy laws to police speech.
Servants of the regime: sanction list of persons accountable for gross human rights violations in Kazakhstan

Servants of the regime: sanction list of persons accountable for gross human rights violations in Kazakhstan

28.10.2020
In authoritarian Kazakhstan, civil society representatives are subjected to arbitrary detention, criminal prosecution, imprisonment and torture for public and human rights activities, participation in peaceful protests and criticism of the authorities through social networks.
ODF addresses OSCE to defend freedom of expression and media in Kazakhstan

ODF addresses OSCE to defend freedom of expression and media in Kazakhstan

26.06.2020
On June 22-23th, our Maksym Sytnikov addressed the issue of violations of freedom of expression and media in Kazakhstan, calling the OSCE bodies to respond to cases of censorship. The intervention took place during the second Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM).
Further erosion of the Polish democracy:  providing feedback for the first EU Rule of Law Report

Further erosion of the Polish democracy: providing feedback for the first EU Rule of Law Report

05.05.2020
The Open Dialogue Foundation provided inputs to the first annual Rule of Law Report, the European Commission’s latest oversight mechanism and a part of its wider rule of law toolbox. Together with experts and practitioners from Poland – judges Dariusz Mazur and Agnieszka Niklas-Bibik, as well as former public media employee, Piotr Owczarski – we submitted our feedback on the worrisome developments in the Polish justice system and media sector in 2019 and the first half of 2020. The European Commission’s initiative will result in the “Rule of Law Report”, expected to be published in September 2020.
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on human rights in the Republic of Kazakhstan

The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on human rights in the Republic of Kazakhstan

30.04.2020
As the government of Kazakhstan prepares to receive US$800,000 of additional assistance from the U.S. to cope with the COVID-19 crisis, President Tokayev continues to repress fundamental freedoms unabated.
ODF’s monitoring of the COVID-19 outbreak in Moldova

ODF’s monitoring of the COVID-19 outbreak in Moldova

30.04.2020
As the COVID-19 outbreak started to spread in the Republic of Moldova, the Parliament declared the state of emergency on March 17, 2020. Yet, the provided rules, sanctions and restrictions are often unclear and limited.
List of Kazakhstani political prisoners and other politically prosecuted persons (updated)

List of Kazakhstani political prisoners and other politically prosecuted persons (updated)

04.11.2019
This report examines the cases of 39 individuals who are currently subject to politically motivated criminal prosecution in Kazakhstan. Among them, 21 are political prisoners who remain in prisons or pre-trial detention facilities.
Open Dialogue Foundation at the OSCE HDIM 2019

Open Dialogue Foundation at the OSCE HDIM 2019

15.10.2019
Between Monday 16 and Friday 27 September 2019, representatives of the Open Dialogue Foundation Xheni Dani, Joanna Cuper and Maksym Sytnikov participated in the annual OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting held in Warsaw. Our representatives delivered several statements in which they raised is
Servants of the Regime: Who Prosecutes Peaceful Protesters in Kazakhstan

Servants of the Regime: Who Prosecutes Peaceful Protesters in Kazakhstan

03.09.2019
The Open Dialogue Foundation has managed to gather the names of 136 police officers, investigators, security officers, prosecutors and judges who participated in politically motivated prosecutions of peaceful protesters.
Open Dialogue Foundation at the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting in Vienna

Open Dialogue Foundation at the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting in Vienna

19.07.2019
A representative of the Open Dialogue Foundation Maksym Sytnikov participated in the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting held in Vienna on 15-16.07.2019.
Submission: UN Universal Periodic Review of Turkey

Submission: UN Universal Periodic Review of Turkey

16.07.2019
Arbitrary application of anti-terrorism laws and criminalization of using an i-message application (Bylock).
Recommendations on human rights situation in Kazakhstan in view of upcoming presidential election

Recommendations on human rights situation in Kazakhstan in view of upcoming presidential election

31.05.2019
On the occasion of snap Presidential election in Kazakhstan announced for June 9, the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) has listed a set of recommendations on the human rights record in Kazakhstan for the EU, OSCE PA and foreign missions on the ground.