AA
A
sign up for the newsletter: 

Past projects

Freedom from torture, Issue 7, October 2016

This newsletter features interviews with six lawyers and psychologists from Central Asia, the Russian Federation and Ukraine about their experiences in assisting victims of torture and their families to obtain compensation.

14.10.2016
more

Briefing paper for European Union–Central Asia Ministerial Meeting

Information on the situation of civil society, torture and ill-treatement in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan for European Union–Central Asia Ministerial Meeting to be held in Brussels on 4-5 October 2016

05.10.2016
more

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016

Torture and ill-treatment in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (23 September 2016)

23.09.2016
more

Briefing paper for Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Torture and ill-treatment in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

18.12.2015
more

Freedom from torture, Issue 5, November 2015

In this edition: Side event on investigations of torture allegations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Side event on the implementation of the Istanbul Protocol in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Presenting concerns in the plenary of the HDIM

30.11.2015
more

Briefing for human rights seminar organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

This document has been prepared by the following Central Asian NGOs: the NGO Coalitions Against Torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Turkmenistan’s Independent Lawyers Association (TILA, based in exile in the Netherlands), Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR, based in exile in Austria) and the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia (AHRCA, based in […]

24.10.2015
more

2015 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Side event: Implementation of the Istanbul Protocol in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (25 September 2015)

25.09.2015
more

2015 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

2015 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Working Session 8 Rule of Law: Prevention of torture 

25.09.2015
more

Freedom from torture, Issue 4, June 2015

In this edition: An overview of the activities carried out by project partners under the “Action for Freedom from Torture” project and the successes and challenges so far.

30.06.2015
more

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 26 June: Detainees in Central Asia frequently subjected to electric shock, suffocation, rape and beatings

Central Asian and international human rights groups call on governments in the region to honour today’s International Day in Support of Victims of Torture by pledging to end torture and bring justice to the victims.

26.06.2015
more

Newsletter “Freedom from torture”, Issue 3, March 2015

In this edition: The situation of NGOs in Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan The shrinking space for NGOs in Russia Interview with Natalia Taubina Interview with Galina Arapova Interview with Aleksey Mikheev Download newsletter

30.03.2015
more

E-newsletter Issue no. 1 (28 November 2014): the coalitions against Torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

This e-newsletter is the first in a series of newsletters issued by the NGO coalitions against torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR, Poland) and International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR, Belgium). It is produced as part of a joint project of these NGOs, entitled “Action for freedom from torture in […]

28.11.2014
more

2014 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Working Session 4, rule of law

In the last few years the authorities of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have taken some noteworthy positive steps to combat torture. For example, in 2012, Tajikistan amended the definition of torture in its Criminal Code and brought it in line with the definition contained in the Convention against Torture. In 2008, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan were […]

24.09.2014
more

Anti-torture and other human rights groups vulnerable in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Members of the NGO coalitions against torture and other human rights groups in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan operate in an increasingly insecure environment. Existing NGO legislation in all three countries does not provide sufficient safeguards to activists and groups to freely exercise their human right to freedom of association and the organizations issuing this statement […]

21.07.2014
more

Local and international civil society organizations call on Central Asian states to end torture and impunity

On 26 June 2014, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, a coalition of human rights organizations is urging the five Central Asian governments to publicly and unequivocally condemn torture and to demonstrate their commitment with follow up actions.

26.06.2014
more

Regional workshop on implementing Human Dimension commitments and enhancing the role of civil society in the work of the OSCE

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 20-21 may 2014 Joint recommendations on improving efforts to eradicate torture in Central Asia

21.05.2014
more

OSCE supplementary Human Dimension meeting on prevention of torture, 10-11 April 2014, Vienna

Statement by the NGO Coalitions Against Torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

11.04.2014
more

OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on prevention of Torture, 10-11 April 2014, Vienna

Statement by The NGO Coalitions Against Torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Working Session 2: National level responses and the role of the National Preventive Mechanisms

11.04.2014
more

OSCE supplementary Human Dimension meeting on prevention of torture, 10-11 April 2014, Vienna

Statement by the NGO Coalitions Against Torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Working Session 1: Taking stock of developments in the OSCE region since the 2003 Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SDHM) on the Prevention of Torture

11.04.2014
more
Cookies EN