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Corruption, decline in civil liberties & attacks on human rights defenders are strictly correlated, Transparency International finds

Corruption, decline in civil liberties & attacks on human rights defenders are strictly correlated, Transparency International finds

While all states have a responsibility to respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of all people, the presence of corruption can weaken a government’s ability to do so by undermining the overall functioning of the state.

All of the costs, none of the benefits: How inequality, abuse and corporate greed have contributed to discontent in Kazakhstan

All of the costs, none of the benefits: How inequality, abuse and corporate greed have contributed to discontent in Kazakhstan

This week, more reports of torture and violence have surfaced in Kazakhstan, following protests over corruption, human rights abuses, low wages and severe inequality. The country’s oil sector is an emblematic example of these drivers of discontent.