02.10.2018

Structural discrimination against Roma in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The situation of Roma communities in post-Soviet countries is diverse but remains difficult: problems, which are rooted in the ethnic policies of the USSR have not yet been overcome and the lack of consistent measures from national authorities to overcome these problems makes it impossible for Roma people to break this vicious circle of ...

12.09.2018

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 Their return to the countries of origin is still regulated by the outdated Chisinau Agreement (on cooperation of ...

28.06.2018

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 ...

24.04.2018

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 ...