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Events

Two years after the Zhanaozen killings - Where now for human and workers´ rights in Kazakhstan?

Two years after the Zhanaozen killings - Where now for human and workers´ rights in Kazakhstan?

15.00-15.10 Opening remarks by Paul Murphy MEP

15.10- 15.35 Showing of documentary “Zhanaozen – the unknown tragedy” –

With introductory remarks by Denis Bilunov – founding member of Russia's 5th December movement

15.35 -16.15 Zhanaozen and the oil workers' strike

A chronic of what happened, its national impact and the situation of the victims

Mukhtar  Umbetov – representative of trade union “Aktau” which organises workers from  oil company “Karazhanbasmunai”

Kinzhigali Suienov – representative of trade union “Aktau” which organises workers from oil company “Karazhanbasmunai”

16.15 – 16.35 Kazakhstan and the OSCE

 

Myth and reality

16.35 – 17.30 Where now for human and workers' rights in Kazakhstan? 

Trends and developments in the aftermath of the Zhanaozen events

Brigitte Dufour, Director International Partnership for Human Rights 

Ainur Kurmanov, Deputy General Secretary of the independent trade union “Zhanartu”

Anna Koj, Open dialog foundation

Bolat Atabayev, Theatre director, winner of the Goethe Medal and human rights activist 

Concrete cases:

Political prisoners and the right to a fair trial in the aftermath of Zhanaozen

The cases of Vadim Kuramshin, Vladimir Kozlow, Roza Tuletaeva and others

Robert Jones, Campaign Kazakhstan

Anna Koj, Open dialog foundation

17.30- 18.10 The European Parliament perspective – What is to be done?

Follow up on its human rights resolution and on its recommendations for the negotiations for an enhanced partnership and cooperation agreement

Nicole Kiil- Nielsen, MEP Greens/EFA group and Vice Chair of Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan and EU-Uzbekistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, and for relations with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia

Audrone Perkauskiene, European External Action Service (EEAS)

 18.10-18.30 International solidarity from below

Representative from Belgian trade union ABVV Antwerp (tbc)

Mukhtar  Umbetov – representative of trade union “Aktau” which organises workers from  oil company “Karazhanbasmunai”

 

 

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