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EUCAM Watch No. 16

Discussing human rights with Central Asia is not enough

Author:
Editorial by Jos Boonstra and Tika Tsertsvadze
Date:
11.07.14
Type of Publication:
Newsletter
Language: EN
EUCAM Watch No. 16

In this EUCAM Watch, we asked three human rights experts about the situation in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – as the most problematic Central Asian countries in this regard – and to share their views on how the EU can better advance its democracy and human rights agenda in Central Asia. Veronika Szente Goldston, advocacy director for Europe and Central Asia of Human Rights Watch, outlines the need for the EU to come up with better and clearer-articulated objectives.  Umida Niazova, director of the German-Uzbek forum for Human Rights, evaluates the conclusions of the mission of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to Uzbek cotton fields in 2013. Farid Tuhbatullin, founder of the Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights, describes the prevalent problems faced by the citizens of Turkmenistan in the fields of education and freedom of movement.

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EUCAM Watch No. 15

Central Asia 2030...

Author:
Editorial by Jos Boonstra
Date:
26.06.13
Type of Publication:
Newsletter
Language: EN
EUCAM Watch No. 15

This EUCAM newsletter looks into prospects for the development of Central Asia as a region and expectations regarding the development of Central Asian societies. Last year, the Central Asian republics celebrated 20 years of independence. What will their region and their countries look like in 2030? We invited four top Central Asia watchers to look in their crystal balls and tell us what they see in 2030. Taken together, these essays offer a comprehensive picture of current developments and future prospects.

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EUCAM Watch No. 14

Rule of Law support for Central Asia

Author:
Editorial by Jos Boonstra and Tika Tsertsvadze
Date:
15.01.13
Type of Publication:
Newsletter
Language: EN
EUCAM Watch No. 14

This EUCAM Watch presents an overview of donor activities and assessment of rule of law problems in Central Asia through three interviews with experts on rule of law in Central Asia. Firstly, EUCAM talks with Mikko Puumalainen, Deputy Chancellor of Justice in Finland, who explains the Finnish government-funded ‘Equal Before the Law – Access to Justice’ programme. Next, we hear from Jörg Pudelka, programme manager of the GIZ regional rule of law programme, who sheds light on the German experience in rule of law support. Xavier Barré, team leader of the EU Rule of Law Platform, talks about EU programming in the rule of law field. Finally, Steve Swerdlow, Central Asia Analyst of Human Rights Watch, explains the link between rule of law support and the need for stronger EU human rights approaches to Uzbekistan.

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EUCAM Watch No. 13

Environmental Security in Central Asia

Author:
Editorial by Jos Boonstra
Date:
19.07.12
Type of Publication:
Newsletter
Language: EN
EUCAM Watch No. 13

This newsletter seeks to draw attention to the urgency of environmental problems in Central Asia. Just as development and human values are linked to security, so too are environmental matters. First up is an interview with Laura Rio, Senior Programme Manager at ENVSEC, an initiative of six international organisations that is an active player in the field of environment and security in Central Asia and beyond. Next, Sébastien Peyrouse talks about Central Asia’s lack of preparedness to face the region’s frequent natural disasters. And finally, Marlène Laruelle examines water resources and agriculture in Central Asia. The newsletter concludes with a short update on recent EUCAM publications.

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EUCAM Watch No. 12

EUCAM tour de Central Asia

Author:
Editorial by Jos Boonstra
Date:
03.07.12
Type of Publication:
Newsletter
Language: EN
EUCAM Watch No. 12

Next to devoting attention to the recent review of the EU Strategy for Central Asia and commemorating its fifth anniversary, this newsletter seeks to explore the link between security and development through interviews with five experts affiliated with EUCAM. It also presents accounts of the three seminars EUCAM organised in Almaty, Dushanbe and Bishkek as part of the EUCAM-SD project.

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EUCAM Watch No. 11

NATO and Central Asia

Author:
Editorial by Jos Boonstra
Date:
15.02.12
Type of Publication:
Newsletter
Language: EN
EUCAM Watch No. 11

This EUCAM Watch is devoted to NATO and Central Asia. An insight into NATO's activities in the region is provided by NATO Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, James Apparthurai. Alexander Cooley writes about the Northern Distribution Network and the U.S. plans for the New Silk Road, while Marlène Laruelle and Sébastien Peyrouse discuss NATO in connection to the Russian driven CSTO and the Russia-China led SCO.

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Policy Briefs

Policy Brief

No. 34

Reviewing the EU’s approach to Central Asia

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Working Papers/Reports

Report

No. 19

Implementation and review of the European Union - Central Asia Strategy: Recommendations for EU action

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Commentaries

Commentary

No. 27

Mastering a Façade democracy: elections in Uzbekistan

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Newsletters

Newsletter

No. 16

Discussing human rights with Central Asia is not enough

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