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Call on the EU to push for implementation of Kazakhstan’s human rights commitments

20 March 2012

With negotiations on a new EU-Kazakhstan cooperation agreement about to enter a new phase, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the International Partnership for Human Rights appeal to the EU to use this agreement as an opportunity to push for concrete democracy and human rights progress in the Central Asian country. The EU should make clear to the Kazakhstani government that a deepened relationship requires decisive measures to reverse the negative trend in human rights protection that recently has been seen in Kazakhstan, as well as constructive reforms to deliver on human rights commitments and promises.

  • Read the full text of the appeal here.