The Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan Statement The passage of the Access to Information Law by the Government of Kazakhstan23/11/2015
For the Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Ratification by the Republic of Kazakhstan23/02/2016
The Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan expresses regret due to the passage of the Law “On Introduction of Changes and Addendae to Certain Legal Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Issues in Relation to the Activities of Non-governmental Organizations”.
Despite the appeals of the number of Civil Society representatives strengthening the unviability of the Law, it has been passed.
We share the opinion that the Law puts undue and exaggerated control measures over the non-governmental organizations.
The Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan expresses the hope, that the application of this Law will not carry the selective character and will not turn into a mechanism of pressure on the independent non-governmental organizations in Kazakhstan.