• Human Rights & Democracy

    Kazakhstan was elected as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, for the first time in 2012 and will serve on the council until January, 2015.

    Human Rights & Democracy
  • Social, Economic & Religious Freedom

    The promotion of individual freedom and liberty has been a cornerstone of Kazakhstan’s Government since independence

  • Constitutional Protections

    Kazakhstan’s Constitution nor the Constitutional Council decisions ever impeded or now impede the implementation of international treaties and obligations on human rights and freedoms.

  • Rule of Law

    Kazakhstan confirms its commitment to the principles of the United Nations and international law, which are indispensable foundations for building a more peaceful, prosperous and just world.

Right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion and opinion
In Kazakhstan, the right to freedom of conscience is secured by the Constitution, international instruments ratified by the country, and the Law On Religious Activity and Religious Associations.

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Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Under the Convention the state parties shall take all appropriate measures in all fields, in particular in the political, social, economic and cultural field, including legislative measures to ensure the comprehensive development and advancement of women for the purpose of guaranteeing them the exercise and enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms equally with men.

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International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights
Kazakhstan became a party to it on January 24, 2006. The covenant entered into force in 160 states. It enshrines the right to education, labour and social security.

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Convention on the Rights of the Child
It was adopted on November 20, 1989 and entered into force on September 2, 1990, in Kazakhstan on August 12, 1994. It consists of 54 articles that detail the individual children’s rights to the full development of their capabilities in an environment free from hunger and poverty, cruelty, exploitation and other forms of abuse.

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