The Special Rapporteur’s factsheet summarizing his official visit to Kazakhstan in January 2015 highlights issues surrounding the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association and is presented in an easy-to use “yes/no” format, with hyperlinks to source materials.
This factsheet draws heavily from the Special Rapporteur’s report on the Kazakhstan visit, which was presented to the Human Rights Council in June 2015. It provides details and analysis of:
- • The authorization process for peaceful assemblies in Kazakhstan
- • The registration of associations, and the Government’s role in regulating the civil society sector
- • Difficulties faced by political parties and religious associations
- • The Special Rapporteur’s findings and recommendations
- • A note on an “disturbing surveillance incident in Aktau”
- • The Government of Kazakhstan’s response to the report
- • And more
The factsheet also gives background information on Kazakhstan, including vital statistics and its “scorecard” on ratifying key UN human rights treaties.
For the Special Rapporteur’s full factsheet series, please see: http://freeassembly.net/factsheets/