KAZAKHSTAN: REPORT ON AUGUST 2018 HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING MISSION

From 23 through 26 August 2018, an international human rights compliance monitoring mission implemented a visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan, in particular to the city of Astana and the city of Pavlodar. The mission included President of the Italian Federation for Human Rights Antonio Stango and members of the Swiss Parliament Claude Béglé and Carlo Sommaruga, as well as a journalist with the Swiss publication Tribune de Genève, Patrick Chuard.
Upon the invitation of Kazakhstan human rights advocates, the Mission implemented the visit with the objective of monitoring compliance by Kazakhstan’s authorities with their international obligations with respect to the protection of human rights and rule of law. The given circumstances are documented in treaties ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan, in particular in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the UN Convention Against Torture, and the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with the European Union, as well as obligations within the framework of the OSCE in the realm of the human dimension.

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