Migrant Children in CIS Countries: Lack of Adequate Legal Norms Regulating Cooperation Between the Countries Involved

The report is dedicated to the situation of children-migrants within CIS countries. In the region, both international agreements and national migration laws mostly ignore the children as a group in need for special protective measures. Their return to the countries of origin is still regulated by the outdated Chisinau Agreement (on cooperation of ...


Invisible and exploited in Kazakhstan: the plight of Kyrgyz migrant workers and members of their families

Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children from Kyrgyzstan and neighbouring Central Asian states are forced to migrate to Kazakhstan in search of work. These individuals often fall victim to forced labour, unsafe and unsanitary working conditions, violations of the rights to maternity and childhood, as well as arbitrary arrests and ...


On the Kyrgyz Republic’s Compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Alternative Report for the 95th Session of UN CERD April 24 – May 11, 2018
This report was prepared on the basis of the joint human rights missions of ADC “Memorial” and Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan in November and December 2017 and January 2018, during which mission members collected field information about the situation of ethnic minorities in the north ...


Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities when Exercising the Right to Education in the Russian Federation

For the 19th Session of the UN CRPD, on the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, ADC "Memorial" submitted an alternative report focused on the  violations of Article 24 "Education".

Russian laws and practice still do not conform to the obligation to create equal rights and opportunities for the ...