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"Human Rights Dissemination in Central Asia – Human Rights Education and Capacity Building in the Post-Soviet Space": Collected Volume by Anja Mihr and Cindy Wittke

11.05.2023 Publications

"Human Rights Dissemination in Central Asia – Human Rights Education and Capacity Building in the Post-Soviet Space" by Cindy Wittke and Anja Mihr has been published as open access in the series "SpringerBriefs in Political Science".

This open access book explores the field of human rights dissemination in Central Asia. Offering a comparative perspective on five post-Soviet Central Asian states—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan, it examines compliance with international human rights standards in these countries. The contributions capture various aspects of human rights dissemination through educational programs, seminars, training, and empowerment programs at Central Asian universities, together with Central Asian NGOs/CSOs and international organizations. 

The book shows that a change of behavior among state and non-state actors in the region can only happen when both local and international actors, usually international donors, jointly take action to report, train, and empower people in human rights. This book is an invitation to anyone interested in the (troubled) nexus between international human rights norms and standards and their implementation on the local level, as well as in the effective empowerment of citizen in the region.

The publication was funded by the DAAD and the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research).

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