Research and Reports
last updated July 21, 2010

The Report on Monitoring the Implementation of the Law of RK “On Prevention of Domestic Violence:” a Human Rights Report (2011)

2010 Trafficking in Persons Report: Kazakhstan, Office to Monitor and Control Trafficking in Persons, 11 June 2010.
Kazakhstan is put on a Tier 2 Watch List following reports of forced child labor on tobacco plantation.

2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Kazakhstan, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State, 11 March, 2010.
This report contains includes sections on domestic violence, rape, human trafficking and discrimination.

Human Rights in Kazakhstan: Seven Months before the OSCE Chairmanship, Human Rights Watch, 20 May, 2009.
This report documents the pre-OSCE chairmanship reforms and their implementation.

Gender Equality and Social Institutions in Kazakhstan, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2009.
Analysis page for the data used in the Social Institutions and Gender Index country ranking page.

Final Opinion On the Draft Law of The Republic of Kazakhstan On Prevention of Domestic Violence, OSCE/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, 15 October, 2009.
This OSCE report discusses and offers suggestions for Kazakhstan’s recent legislation on domestic violence.

Comments by the Advocates for Human Rights on the DRAFT Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Counteracting Domestic Violence”, Advocates for Human Rights, 22 May, 2009.
The Advocates for Human Rights, in these comments, discuss and offer suggestions on Kazakh draft domestic violence legislation.

2008 Trafficking in Persons Report: Kazakhstan, Office to Monitor and Control Trafficking in Persons, 4 June 2008.
This report notes a wide range on improvements on trafficking since 2003.

Violence Against Women: Does the Government Care in Kazakhstan?, Violence Against Women (VAW) Monitoring Program, 2007.
An Advocates report on domestic violence, discrimination and rape in Kazakhstan.

2006 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Kazakhstan, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State, 11 March, 2007.
A general overview of human rights in Kazakhstan, with sections on women’s rights.

Kazakh Women Sold as Sex Slaves, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 17 November, 2005.
This article recounts the experiences of two Kazakh women trafficked for sexual purposes, and their subsequent efforts to obtain redress through the legal system. 

2004 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Kazakhstan, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State, 28 February 2005.
Section 5 of the report contains a paragraph on the status of women in Kazakhstan, and a subsection on trafficking.

2003 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Kazakhstan, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State, 25 February 2004.
This report examines human rights in Kazakhstan. There are separate sections on women and on trafficking in persons.

Fanning the Flames: How Human Rights Abuses are Fueling the AIDS Epidemic in Kazakhstan, Human Rights Watch, June 2003.
This report describes the situation of HIV/AIDS in Kazakhstan and the connection between police abuse of prostitutes and intravenous drug users and the increase in HIV/AIDS cases.

Human Rights in the OSCE Region: Europe, Central Asia and North America, Report 2003 (Events of 2002), International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, 24 June 2003. (PDF, 13 pages).
This report discusses the situation of general human rights in Kazakhstan.

Integration of the Human Rights of Women and the Gender Perspective - Violence Against Women, Addendum 1, Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 27 Feb. 2003. (PDF, 435).  
This report has information regarding rape ,trafficking and domestic violence against women in Kazakhstan. Information on Kazakhstan can be found on page 194.

Survey of Legislative Frameworks for Combating Trafficking in Persons, Kristi Severance, American Bar Association, Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI), January 2003.
This report presents an overview of anti-trafficking legislation in twenty-one countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, including Kazakhstan. The report discusses the scope of the problem and the role of the UN Trafficking Protocol and other human rights standards in evaluating anti-trafficking legislation.

The Rise of Non-Consensual Bride Kidnapping in Kazakhstan: Developing a Culturally-Informed and Gender-Sensitive Response, The Kennan Institute, 2002.
Describing the history and resurgence of non-consensual bride kidnapping in Kazakhstan, this report traces the modern practice to post-soviet rise in ethno-cultural Kazakh nationalism.

A Human Rights Report on Trafficking of Persons, Especially Women and Children, The Protection Project, March 2002.
This report provides background and case examples of trafficking in Kazakhstan. The report also describes the domestic and international law governing trafficking in Kazakhstan.

Epidemiological Facts Sheets on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections: Kazakhstan, UNAIDS, WHO and UNICEF, 2002. (PDF, 13 pages).
This report provides statistical and behavioral information on HIV/AIDS in Kazakhstan.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, submitted in accordance with Commission on Human Rights resolution 2002/52, 27 February 2003. (PDF, 435 pages).

 A Form of Slavery: Trafficking in Women in OSCE Member States, International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, 19 June 2000. (PDF, 91 pages).
Information about Kazakhstan can be found on page 33.

Women 2000 - An Investigation into the Status of Women's Rights in Central and South-Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States, International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, 5 November 2000. (PDF, 15 pages).
This is a resource for researching women's rights in Kazakstan. The report discusses domestic violence, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation in detail, citing legal provisions and statistics when possible

Country Report: Kazakhstan, International Women's Rights Action Watch, Initial Report, CEDAW/C/KAZ/1, 26 January 2000.
This report describes Kazakhstan's compliance obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

 

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