Articles by Madi Akan

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

Kazakhstan Human Rights Commission Presents Findings

ASTANA – The Kazakhstan presidential Commission on Human Rights presented on Sept. 19 its report on “Human Rights in Kazakhstan in 2012” and on “Migrant Rights in Kazakhstan.” The human right report gives a general assessment of the state of basic rights in Kazakhstan, such as the right to life, freedom of thought, conscience and…