Yevgeniy Zhovtis: ‘It is likely that Ardak Ashim has become a victim of punitive psychiatry’

Yevgeniy Zhovtis: ‘It is likely that Ardak Ashim has become a victim of punitive psychiatry’

10.04.2018

“Over the years, the authorities have cleaned out the opposition political field so thoroughly that now anyone who is trying to interfere or show his dissatisfaction with the situation and criticise the authorities is considered a destabilising factor, if not an ‘enemy of the people’”.

Invitation for the OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016 side-events

Invitation for the OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016 side-events

21.09.2016

The Open Dialog Foundation and the Center for Civil Liberties would like to invite to the OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016 side-events (Sofitel Victoria Warsaw, Królewska St. 11, 00-065 Warsaw, Poland).

In a shocking decision, French Government Decrees Extradition of Kazakh dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia

In a shocking decision, French Government Decrees Extradition of Kazakh dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia

13.10.2015

12 Oct 2015 – The French government has decided to extradite Mukhtar Ablyazov, Kazakh dissident and key representative of political opposition to longtime Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, to Russia.

The statement of human rights activists of Ukraine and Kazakhstan on the inadmissibility of the extradition of Syrym Shalabayev, a relative of a Kazakh opposition leader

The statement of human rights activists of Ukraine and Kazakhstan on the inadmissibility of the extradition of Syrym Shalabayev, a relative of a Kazakh opposition leader

23.09.2015

We wish to draw your attention to the alarming fact of the prosecution of the relative of a Kazakh oppositionist in a case which is overtly characterised by political context.

Background note on the international advocacy activities of the Open Dialog Foundation coordinated by the Brussels office in 2013 – 2015

Background note on the international advocacy activities of the Open Dialog Foundation coordinated by the Brussels office in 2013 – 2015

12.06.2015

The Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) is a non-governmental, non-partisan organization established in Poland, in 2009. The statutory objectives of the Foundation include promotion, support and protection of human rights, democracy and rule of law in the post-Soviet area.

A step back in the field of human rights: Kazakhstan refused to alleviate the plight of political prisoners Vladimir Kozlov and Roza Tuletayeva

A step back in the field of human rights: Kazakhstan refused to alleviate the plight of political prisoners Vladimir Kozlov and Roza Tuletayeva

16.09.2014

Vladimir Kozlov was denied a transfer to softer regime conditions due to penalties which he had not been informed of. Roza Tuletayeva was not released on parole, as the court found that she “has not demonstrated that she has embarked on the path of correction”.

About human rights in the Senate

About human rights in the Senate

21.12.2013

Human rights and the issue of their observance have become the subject of the conference, which was held in the Senate on 16 December, 2013.

The conference about human rights in the Senate

The conference about human rights in the Senate

21.12.2013

Human rights and the issue of their observance have become the subject of the conference, which was held in the Senate on 16 December, 2013. The conference was organised by the Legislative Committee and the Human Rights, the Rule of Law and Petitions Committee.

Yevgeniy Zhovtis – a renowned Kazakh human rights defender visits Poland

Yevgeniy Zhovtis – a renowned Kazakh human rights defender visits Poland

20.12.2013

A titled lawyer, respected worldwide defender of human rights and social activist. This is how one could briefly describe Y. Zhovtis, who visited Poland at the invitation of the Open Dialog Foundation in mid-December.

Ghosts of transition

Ghosts of transition

18.07.2013

An interview with by Evgeniy Zhovtis

Speech delivered by Yevgeniy Zhovtis «U.S. Engagement in Central Asia after 2014» Session: U.S. Interests and Threats to U.S. Interests

Speech delivered by Yevgeniy Zhovtis «U.S. Engagement in Central Asia after 2014» Session: U.S. Interests and Threats to U.S. Interests

18.07.2013

Speech delivered by Yevgeniy Zhovtis, Chairman of the Board of the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law
at the conference«U.S. Engagement in Central Asia after 2014»
Session: U.S. Interests and Threats to U.S. Interests

Yevgeniy Zhovtis: We are dragged further and further towards the ‘Time of Troubles’

Yevgeniy Zhovtis: We are dragged further and further towards the ‘Time of Troubles’

05.06.2013

The story of the forcible expulsion of Mukhtar Ablyazov’s family to Kazakhstan has become the number one topic of recent days. Was it extradition or deportation? Was it kidnapping or state-sponsored terrorism? These and other questions were addressed by Yevgeniy Zhovtis