Summary of the Analysis of Draft Laws in Kazakhstan

5 May 2005

With USAID support, ICNL has worked on NGO law reform issues in Kazakhstan since 1997. At the invitation of a group of deputies, ICNL is currently working on a comprehensive analysis of two pending initiatives (together “Draft Laws”). The Draft Laws contradict international laws and international best practices. If enacted, these laws will result in the termination of the invaluable assistance to Kazakhstan provided by many foreign and international organizations, and undermine development of civil society. The Draft Laws would damage the international reputation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, placing it in line with countries such as Turkmenistan and Belarus with respect to NGO legislation.

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