Italian newspaper article referred to NHC criticism of Kazakhstan
In an article in the Italian newspaper Il Garantista, Domenico Letizia writes about legislative threats to democracy in Kazakhstan.
During 2014, the Parliament of Kazakhstan has been debating a legislative package, including amendments to four laws. The reform has been the focus of extensive debate in Kazakhstan. Representatives of civil society warned that the package, and in particular amendments of the penal code, would seriously impede the work of civil society organizations, including minority religious groups and political parties of the opposition. The article refers to the International Legal Initiative in Kazakhstan and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights.