Pre-term elections as a way of maintaining power?

Pre-term elections as a way of maintaining power?

14.11.2011

On 10.11.2011, the deputies of the 4th convocation of the Majilis Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan appealed to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan requesting the dissolution of Parliament.

Kazakhstan: workers of the video portal “Stan.Kz” sustained gunshot wounds

Kazakhstan: workers of the video portal “Stan.Kz” sustained gunshot wounds

31.10.2011

On October 26, 2011, Asan Amilov, a cameraman, and Orken Bisen, a journalist from the “Stan.kz” were subject to armed attack in Aktau, the Mangistau District. The bullet-wounded victims were admitted to hospital. A criminal investigation was initiated in connection with the incident.

Strikes of oil workers in Kazakhstan: country’s political risks are increasing

Strikes of oil workers in Kazakhstan: country’s political risks are increasing

31.10.2011

Strikes of oil and gas industry workers in western regions of Kazakhstan have been continuing for over five months now.

Protests of the oil sector workers: social organizations and mass media under increased level of pressure

Protests of the oil sector workers: social organizations and mass media under increased level of pressure

30.10.2011

The protests of the oil sector workers fueled tension between the authorities, NGOs and independent media.

Gunshot attacks on activists of the protest movement of the laid-off oil workers in Mangistau

Gunshot attacks on activists of the protest movement of the laid-off oil workers in Mangistau

26.10.2011

On October 26, 2011 in the city of Zhanaozen, at approx. 5.30 p.m. local time, an armed attack was carried out against Yestay Karashaev, a dismissed striking oil sector worker.

Is ‘Respublika newspaper’ going to be closed for… spreading extremism?

Is ‘Respublika newspaper’ going to be closed for… spreading extremism?

23.10.2011

Today in Zhanaozen police officers stopped the car transporting the copies of the newspaper “Voice of the Respublika.”

The sessions entitled ‘Central Asia – EU: human rights dialogue results’ were carried out

The sessions entitled ‘Central Asia – EU: human rights dialogue results’ were carried out

02.10.2011

Thematic hearings ‘Central Asia – EU: human rights dialogue results’ were held in the European Parliament

Marek Migalski on the situation in Kazakhstan

Marek Migalski on the situation in Kazakhstan

14.09.2011

During the plenary session in Strasbourg, Marek Migalski presented the situation of Kazakh oil industry workers to Members of the Parliament.

Seminar “Kazakhstan: How the International Community can support act the Striking Oil Workers in Struggle for their Human and Labour Rights?”

Seminar “Kazakhstan: How the International Community can support act the Striking Oil Workers in Struggle for their Human and Labour Rights?”

13.09.2011

On 28 September, 2011, the Open Dialogue Foundation, within the framework of the conference of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe entitled Human Dimension Implementation Europe Meeting in Warsaw, is going to organize a seminar.

Open Dialogue Foundation “Illegal criminal prosecution of Natalia Sokolova, lawyer of the labor union of the joint-stock company “Karazhanbasmunay”

Open Dialogue Foundation “Illegal criminal prosecution of Natalia Sokolova, lawyer of the labor union of the joint-stock company “Karazhanbasmunay”

30.08.2011

Illegal criminal prosecution of Natalia Sokolova, lawyer of the labor union of the joint-stock company “Karazhanbasmunay”.

Open Dialogue Foundation “Arrests and detentions of legitimate trade-union leaders and activists of the civil society”

Open Dialogue Foundation “Arrests and detentions of legitimate trade-union leaders and activists of the civil society”

29.08.2011

Arrests and detentions of legitimate trade-union leaders and activists of the civil society

Kazakhstan: unprecedented pressure on the participants and supporters of the workers’ strikes

Kazakhstan: unprecedented pressure on the participants and supporters of the workers’ strikes

18.08.2011

16 August 2011 in the airport of the city of Aktau (Western Kazakhstan) a leader of the youth organization “Rukh Pen Til” Zhanbolat Mamay was arrested.

Kazakhstan: inactivity of the authorities pushes oil industry workers to suicide!

Kazakhstan: inactivity of the authorities pushes oil industry workers to suicide!

13.06.2011

The workers of “OzenMunayGaz”, “Karazhanbasmunay”, and a part of the Italian ENI holding “The Ersai Caspian Contractor LLC” have continued their termless protest action.

Vladimir D. Shkolnikov “The 2010 OSCE Kazakhstan Chairmanship: Carrot Devoured, Results Missing”

Vladimir D. Shkolnikov “The 2010 OSCE Kazakhstan Chairmanship: Carrot Devoured, Results Missing”

11.05.2011

The OSCE Chairmanship and the agreement to hold the 2010 OSCE Summit in Astana, despite it not having a Summit-like agenda were significant ‘carrots’ given to Kazakhstan.

Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights/OSCE announces the facts about the pressure from state institutions on the voters to secure high turnout.

Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights/OSCE announces the facts about the pressure from state institutions on the voters to secure high turnout.

05.04.2011

The Head of the election observation mission of ODIHR/OSCE, Daan Everts, announcing the preliminary results of monitoring during election campaign on Monday.

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