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ODF addressed PACE to protect human rights in Kazakhstan

ODF addressed PACE to protect human rights in Kazakhstan

Strategic cooperation between the Council of Europe and Kazakhstan in the field of criminal and constitutional justice, human rights and democratic citizenship has so far been an essential monitoring tool in bringing Kazakhstani institutions in line with European standards.

The ODF discussed human rights in Kazakhstan at the EP & CoE

The ODF discussed human rights in Kazakhstan at the EP & CoE

Between 14 and 16 February, 2017, a delegation of the Open Dialog Foundation was present at a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The aim of the visit was to discuss the current human rights, political and economic situation in Kazakhstan.

The ODF discussed human rights in Kazakhstan at the EP & CoE

The ODF discussed human rights in Kazakhstan at the EP & CoE

Between 14 and 16 February, 2017, a delegation of the Open Dialog Foundation was present at a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The aim of the visit was to discuss the current human rights, political and economic situation in Kazakhstan.

Jean-Claude Juncker’s statement on ‘promising reform’ in Kazakhstan calls into question the competence of representatives of the European Commission given their assessment of the real situation in the country

Jean-Claude Juncker’s statement on ‘promising reform’ in Kazakhstan calls into question the competence of representatives of the European Commission given their assessment of the real situation in the country

On 30 March, 2016, Jean-Claude Juncker met with Nursultan Nazarbayev – a dictator, who has single-handedly governed Kazakhstan for over 25 years. The President of the European Commission stated that his ‘good friend’ Nazarbayev was ‘sensitive’ to the problems of human rights.

Europe at Nazarbayev’s service

Europe at Nazarbayev’s service

Due to its strategic location and tremendous potential in terms of natural resources, such as oil, natural gas and uranium, Kazakhstan – despite its exacerbating issues surrounding respect for human rights – remains an important partner for European countries.

Anna Koj on the presidential elections in Kazakhstan

Anna Koj on the presidential elections in Kazakhstan

The current President being the only one promoted in the media, and the absence of any political agenda for Nazarbayev’s puppet opponents – Anna Koj of the Open Dialog Foundation talked about the electoral campaign before the presidential elections in Kazakhstan, in an interview with Radio Radicale.

Relatives and associates of Rakhat Aliyev reject the suicide account

Relatives and associates of Rakhat Aliyev reject the suicide account

On the 24 of February, the media spread information about the death of Rakhat Aliyev, a famous politician who opposed the regime of Nursultan Nazarbayev. He was found dead in an Austrian Josefstadt prison in a solitary cell, where he had moved a few days prior on his own request.

Is Kazakhstan an ‘oasis of democracy’?

Is Kazakhstan an ‘oasis of democracy’?

On 5 December, at a press conference summarising Francois Hollande’s visit to Kazakhstan, Nazarbayev answered questions from French journalists regarding the observance of human rights in the country.

Ngo.pl: Warsaw kicked the dictator’s ball!

Ngo.pl: Warsaw kicked the dictator’s ball!

The Internet portal ngo.pl publishes a report on the event organised by the Open Dialog Foundation on the occasion of 74th birthday of the Kazakhstan president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has been ruling the country with an iron fist for 20 years.

Happy Birthday, Mr Dictator!

Happy Birthday, Mr Dictator!

On 6 July, 2013, on the initiative of the Open Dialog Foundation, an unusual event associated with the defence of human rights and freedom of speech in Kazakhstan was held.

Happy Birthday, Mr Dictator!

Happy Birthday, Mr Dictator!

On 6 July, 2013, on the initiative of the Open Dialog Foundation, an unusual event associated with the defence of human rights and freedom of speech in Kazakhstan was held.

Kazakh security services on guard of Nazarbayev’s regime

Kazakh security services on guard of Nazarbayev’s regime

Criminal prosecution is one of the main instruments of political struggle in Kazakhstan; with this method, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has successfully eliminated his political opponents and critics for many years. National security services assist him in these endeavours

Can Europe turn Nazarbayev into a democrat?

Can Europe turn Nazarbayev into a democrat?

On May15, 2013, during a joint debate held at Collegium Civitas, members of the academic community, world of politics, media and NGOs talked about the shape of Europe’s cooperation with Kazakhstan and the meaning of foreign consultants, advising this authoritarian state on its path towards democracy

Why the Kazakhs ‘deserved’ Nazarbayev

Why the Kazakhs ‘deserved’ Nazarbayev

My previous article was devoted to the self-proclaimed ‘Leader of the Nation’, who, in my opinion, is a major factor, which is encouraging advocates of democracy and nationalists to unite. Today, I turn to the subject which is very painful for the nationalists

Happening on the birthday of the dictator

Happening on the birthday of the dictator

On the 6th of July, 2012, on the occasion of the 72th birthday of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the theatre group from Lublin prepared an unusual gift for him: a street show performed in Warsaw, in the strict centre of the city

Happening on the birthday of the dictator

Happening on the birthday of the dictator

On the 6th of July, 2012, on the occasion of the 72th birthday of the President of Kazahstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the theatre group from Lublin prepared an unusual gift for him: a street show performed in Warsaw, in the strict centre of the city

Happening on the birthday of the dictator

Happening on the birthday of the dictator

On Friday, 6 July 2012, in Warsaw at the Centrum Subway Station, young theatre actors will introduce the Kazakhstan-style democracy to the inhabitants of the capital city.