The reform of the judicial system, including new codes generation, was aimed primarily at the humanization of legislation and the decriminalization of certain types of crimes. Domestic violence, in the framework of the legislation change, was on the contrary criminalized. It was included in the Code of Misconduct, which is part of the criminal law. But the de facto prosecution of perpetrators has become more difficult.
«The transport policy of the capital of Kazakhstan should be implemented and improved comprehensively, taking into account the environmental factor, reducing traffic congestion with a focus on the flow from the outskirts and nearby villages to Nur-Sultan», – says analyst Anuar Temirov in his article written specifically for CABAR.asia.
«Excessive bureaucratic hurdles, a lengthy registration process, language barriers, low legal literacy and absence of legal support combined with unwritten rules of “expertise” complicate the formation of a genuine civil society in Uzbekistan», – mentioned Dilmurad Yusupov, specialist in inclusive development, and Oybek Isakov, Chairperson of the Association of Disabled People of Uzbekistan in an article, written specifically for CABAR.asia.
The past 2019 for Central Asia marked by significant integration activities and domestic political developments in each of the five countries. The CABAR.asia analytical platform interviewed prominent political scientists of the region to note significant events of 2019 and to analyze their developments and trends for 2020. (more…)
The end of the year is the expectation of something new and the traditional debriefing. If this year you often visited the CABAR.asia website, then you probably learned a lot of interesting things. In 2019, we talked about significant events in Central Asia, shared expert analytics and journalistic articles, pleased you with a selection of useful multimedia materials and interviews.
We hope that they have identified urgent problems and issues in our region, made it possible to look at things from different angles, broadened their horizons, and simply helped to spend time with benefit. We suggest you recall (or discover) the significant expert and analytical articles of CABAR.asia for 2019.
«In Uzbekistan there are critically few media outlets created by the journalists themselves and who have little international expertise and knowledge», – notes Darina Solod, journalist from Uzbekistan, in her article for CABAR.asia.
«The main obstacles and threats to the media are insufficient professional training, self-censorship, insufficient financial resources, poor professional ethics and government interference in the media», – notes Marat Mamadshoev, IWPR’s editor in Tajikistan, in his article for CABAR.asia.
«The next parliamentary elections are not inferior to the presidential in importance and significance. However, politically, the upcoming campaign will be much more complicated and intense. This is due to major changes in the power-society line», – said political observer Baurzhan Tolegenov, in an article written specifically for CABAR.asia.
«Country residents should not be lulled into complacency by their so-called leadership in freedom of speech among Central Asian countries. These statements, by the way, have long been covered in dust. The country needs a new quantum leap», – notes media expert Azamat Tynaev, in his article for CABAR.asia. (more…)
In November 2019, Central Asia was remembered by the CSTO summit in Bishkek and the Consultative Meeting of Regional Leaders in Tashkent, the first state visit of Tokayev to Kyrgyzstan, an attack on a border post in Tajikistan, an anti-corruption rally, and the start of an election campaign in Uzbekistan. The analytical platform CABAR.asia provides a brief overview of the most significant events of the region over the past month.