Video: Kazakhstan urged to reform

Observers push next chair of Europe's human rights and democracy body over reforms.

    Since being awarded the 2010 chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe – better known as the OSCE - Kazakhstan has pledged to undertake meaningful political reforms.

    But with questions over the way the country is run and a poor human rights record, many observers are asking whether the first ex-soviet state to chair Europe's leading human rights and elections watchdog up to the task.

    Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Almaty, the capital of Kazakhstan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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