Key resources relating to human rights and equality and non-discrimination in Central Asia can be found below. If you know of other resources which could be listed here, please contact us.


  1. Equal Rights Trust and Peremena Public Foundation, Looking for Harmony, Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Kyrgyzstan, (2016).
  2. Venice Commission and OSCE OIDHR, Comparative Table prepared by the OSCE/ODHIR Relating to the Draft Law of the Kyrgyz Republic, On Introduction of Amendments and Changes to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, (2017).
  3. Kyrgyz Inquiry Commission, Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry into the Events in Southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010, (2011).
  4. Human Rights Watch, “The Told Us We Deserved This”: Police Violence against Gay and Bisexual Men in Kyrgyzstan, (2014)
  5. Forum 18, Universal Periodic Review Submission: Kyrgyzstan, (2014).
  6. International Crisis Group, Kyrgyzstan: State Fragility and Radicalisation, (2016).


  1. Equal Rights Trust and the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and the Rule of Law, In the Name of Unity, Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Kazakhstan, (2016).
  2. UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Mission to Kazakhstan, 25 March - 4 April 2014 (2014).
  3. Agency for Religious Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Report on the situation with religious freedom in the Republic of Kazakhstan, (2014).
  4. Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law, Monitoring Report 2012-2015: Enforcement of New Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Religious Associations and Religious Activity, (2015).
  5. International Partnership for Human Rights and Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Curtailing Rights in the Name of Stability: Current trends in Kazakhstan, (2015).  
  6. Human Rights Watch, “That’s when I realized I was Nobody”: A Climate of Fear for LGBT People in Kazakhstan, (2015).


  1. Equal Rights Trust, After the Padishah Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Uzbekistan, (2016).
  2. Human Rights Watch, Creating Enemies of the State: Religious Persecution in Uzbekistan, (2004).
  3. Amnesty International, Secrets and Lies: Forced Confessions under Torture in Uzbekistan, (2015).
  4. Human Rights Watch, Until the Very End: Politically Motivated Imprisonment in Uzbekistan, (2014).
  5. Human Rights Watch, No One Left to Witness: Torture, the Failure of Habeas Corpus, and the Silencing of Lawyers in Uzbekistan, (2011).
  6. Coming Out, Submission to the Human Rights Committee on Russia, (2014).