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Kazakhstan Adopts Long-Promised Amendments to Trade Union Law

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Click to expand Image A worker walks past oil tanks in southern Kazakhstan.  © 2016 Reuters Kazakhstan has taken an important step toward improving trade union rights – a major area of human rights concern in the country. Last month Kazakhstan’s labor minister, Birzhan Nurymbetov, briefed Human Rights Watch on legal changes, adopted in May, that improve the regulatory framework for trade union organizing. The improvements consist of amendments to the 2014 Trade Union Law. Previously, many trade unions had been unable to register or were shuttered by court order due to burdensome registration…

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