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Kazakhstan’s Workers’ Rights Crackdown Under Fresh Scrutiny

Expand A worker walks past oil tanks in southern Kazakhstan.  © 2016 Reuters As the International Labour Organisation (ILO) celebrates its Centenary this week, one of its key committees decided today to examine once again the grim situation for labor rights in Kazakhstan. The move is not a surprise. In the two years since the ILO’s Committee on the Application of Standards, which examines how states comply with ILO treaties, last reviewed Kazakhstan, its government has dragged its feet on much-needed legal reforms and continued to try to silence critical voices in the workplace. As the heavy-handed…

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