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Photo courtesy of LGBT human rights: freedom or infringement in Kazakhstan? Article 19, the UK's human rights organization proposed introducing a concept of an anti-LGBT crime to the Kazakhstani Criminal Code.
24 октября 2015
Ban Ki-moon with his wife during the opening of UN building in Astana ©Tengrinews Ban Ki-moon visits Kazakhstan, speaks tolerance Ban Ki-moon visited Kazakhstan for the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Astana.
12 июня 2015
©Tengrinews illustration Kazakhstan to eliminate discrimation against disabled persons Kazakhstan is on its way to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as part of the move to eliminate discrimination against the disabled.
20 марта 2015
Rights body urges Merkel to press Kiev on cluster bombs Human Rights Watch urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to put pressure on Kiev over its use of cluster bombs and Grad rockets.
07 января 2015
©Tengrinews illustration Kazakhstan calls to update EU strategy for Central Asia A bilateral meeting was held in Brussels between Kazakhstan and the EU, during which the Kazakh side called for updating the EU strategy for Central Asia.
20 ноября 2014
Dachhiri Dawa Sherpa of Nepal takes part in a cross-country training session for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor on February 9, 2014. ©REUTERS/STEFAN WERMUTH Interational Olympics Committe introduces antidiscrimination clause; Kazakhstan is bidding to host 2022 Olympics The IOC has declared a new antidiscrimination clause would be included in all future host city contract starting with 2022 Winter Olympics that Kazakhstan is bidding to host.
10 ноября 2014
Scandalous poster ©Havas Worldwide Kazakhstan Gay smooch ad creators lose in court; situation of sexual minorities in Kazakhstan in spotlight Creators of the scandalous poster depicting a smooch between Kazakh composer and Russian poet of 19 century have lost the appeal in court on grounds of "acceptable morality and behaviour". What is for sexual minorities in Kazakhstan?
17 октября 2014
©RIA Novosti Advocacy group urges Kazakhstan to abolish death penalty Penal Reform International believes Kazakhstan should abolish the death penalty completely, even though there is a moratorium on capital punishment in the country.
13 октября 2014
"Homosexualism, a threat to the nation" the poster says. Kazakhstan looks to ban gay 'propaganda' and identify gays by searching for degeneratism in their DNA Kazakhstan activists urged the Kazakh Parliament to ban gay propaganda and prohibit the people known to be gay from holding public offices and serving in the army.
13 сентября 2014
UN voices 'serious concern' on human rights in Thailand The United Nations said it was "seriously concerned" about growing restrictions on human rights activists in Thailand.
03 сентября 2014
N. Korea calls US 'human rights graveyard' over Ferguson North Korea has joined the ranks of America's foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is the "graveyard of human rights".
27 августа 2014
British human rights campaigner Bamber dies British human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, an early member of Amnesty International, died at the age of 89 on Thursday.
22 августа 2014
N. Korea to publish 'rosy' human rights report North Korea said it would publish its own "rosy" human rights report, six months after a UN inquiry published a list of violations.
11 августа 2014
ISIL. ©Reuters UN takes aim at Islamist oil grab in Syria, Iraq The UN Security Council backed a Russian initiative to bar trade in oil with Islamists in Iraq and Syria.
30 июля 2014
©RIA Novosti EU to impose new Russia sanctions as fighting blocks MH17 probe The EU is set to approve punishing sanctions against Russia Tuesday over its role in the Ukraine crisis, after Kiev seized control of part of the MH17 crash site in fighting that blocked an international effort to recover victims' remains.
29 июля 2014
Ethiopian bloggers, journalists handed 'terrorism' charges A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists detained for nearly three months have been charged with terrorism for having links to an outlawed group and for planning attacks, a judge said.
19 июля 2014
Rakhat Aliyev ©Yaroslav Radlovsky Rakhat Aliyev extradition unlikely: expert Extradition of Rakhat Aliyev to Kazakhstan is extremely unlikely according to the Deputy Chairman of Birlik political party and former Commissioner for Human Rights in Kazakhstan Bolat Baikadamov.
13 июля 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. ©Reuters/Larry Downing Asylum-seeker mothers 'attempt suicide' to get kids to Australia A dozen mothers in an asylum-seeker camp have reportedly attempted suicide so their children can be settled in Australia, piling pressure on Prime Minister Tony Abbott who said Wednesday he would not be morally blackmailed.
09 июля 2014
People gather outside an office of the Russian federal migration service in Belgorod. ©Reuters/Vladimir Kornev UN says 110,000 have fled to Russia from Ukraine Some 110,000 people have fled to Russia from Ukraine while more than 54,000 have been displaced inside the conflict-torn country, the UN said.
28 июня 2014
More than 50 million driven from homes by war, crisis: UN The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syria hardest hit, the UN refugee agency said.
20 июня 2014

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