Retreating Rights: Examining the pressure on human rights in Kazakhstan


This report from UK think tank the Foreign Policy Centre looks at Kazakhstan and the period of change it is going through.

As we approach the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence this publication, Retreating Rights: Examining the pressure on human rights in Kazakhstan, finds the country in a period of change. The gradual passing of the torch from First President Nazarbayev to President Tokayev, growing social protests as living standards have been squeezed for many, and an uncertain future that lies ahead given the global move away from fossil fuels, make it an important time to take stock of the current state of human rights and governance in Kazakhstan.

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