Republic of Kazakhstan

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service - Fact-finding mission to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (27 May to 10 June 2001) - Citizenship, documents, entry to and exit from the country, etc. - Jan 2002 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • US Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National/Racial/Ethnic Minorities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Issue Papers, Extended Responses and Country Fact Sheets
    • Political Developments and the Situation of Minorities - Feb 1997 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service - Fact-finding mission to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (27 May to 10 June 2001) - Ethnic Situation - Jan 2002 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Minority Rights Group International
    • State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Russians

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • KAZ104148.E - Kazakhstan: Situation of Russian minorities; state protection and support services - August 2012 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service - Fact-finding mission to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (27 May to 10 June 2001) - Russians - Jan 2002 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Uighurs

Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service - Fact-finding mission to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (27 May to 10 June 2001) - Uighurs - Jan 2002 (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Freedom House
  • Human Rights Watch - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • “We Are Not the Enemy” Violations of Workers’ Rights in Kazakhstan - Nov 2016 (PDF)
    • "Hellish Work" - Exploitation of Migrant Tobacco Workers in Kazakhstan - July 2010 (PDF)
    • Fanning the Flames: How Human Rights Abuses are Fueling the AIDS Epidemic in Kazakhstan - June 2003 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service - Fact-finding mission to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (27 May to 10 June 2001) - Judicial system - Jan 2002 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International - Dead End Justice: Impunity for torture in Kazakhstan - March 2016 (PDF)

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Law

  • The Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan of August 30, 1995

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Maps

Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service - Fact-finding mission to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (27 May to 10 June 2001) - Map - Jan 2002 (PDF)

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Medical Availability

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • Fanning the Flames: How Human Rights Abuses are Fueling the AIDS Epidemic in Kazakhstan - June 2003 (PDF)
  • Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) - CORI Thematic Report: Mental Health; Kazakhstan - March 2014 (PDF)

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom - Kazakhstan - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • United States Commission on International Religious Freedom - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service - Fact-finding mission to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (27 May to 10 June 2001) - Religious Situations - Jan 2002 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch - An Atmosphere of Quiet Repression - Freedom of Religion, Assembly and Expression in Kazakhstan - December 2008 (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service - Fact-finding mission to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (27 May to 10 June 2001) - Sexual Minorities - Jan 2002 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International - Less Equal: LGBTI Human Rights Defenders in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan - December 2017 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - “That’s When I Realized I Was Nobody” - A Climate of Fear for LGBT People in Kazakhstan - July 2015 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Treatment of Returnees

Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service - Fact-finding mission to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (27 May to 10 June 2001) - Conditions on entry for refused asylum applications - Jan 2002 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Timeline

Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service - Fact-finding mission to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (27 May to 10 June 2001) - Timeline - Jan 2002 (PDF)
Media

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Trafficking

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF),  2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF)

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Global Report on Trafficking in Persons - Eastern Europe and Central Asia  - 2016 (PDF)

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Terrorism

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism -  2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)

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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International Report
    • Dead End Justice: Impunity for torture in Kazakhstan - March 2016 (PDF)
    • Old Habits: The Routine Use of Torture and other Ill-treatment in Kazakhstan - July 2013 (PDF)
    • Kazakhstan: No effective safeguards against torture - 2010 (PDF)

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Updated July 11, 2018

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