Entry #12236: LGBT discrimination in Kazakhstan

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RegionKazakhstan
IssueLGBT discrimination
StatusIllegal
Start DateAug 30, 1995
End Datenow
DescriptionAccording to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal as long as a person is considered a competent citizen. And since the official list of mental illnesses does not include sexual orientation nor gender identity, discrimination based on these factors is completely banned (Article 14 of the Constitution) Date shown is the date the Constitution was adopted. Article 14 has been included ever since
Sourceshttps://www.akorda.kz/en/official_documents/constitution https://adilet.zan.kz/rus/docs/V1500010858#z6


Revision History (9)

Revision by cihalcoc. Corrected the status

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueIllegal in some contextsIllegal
Start Date2022Aug 30, 1995
NoteMay be illegal depending on the caseAccording to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal as long as a person is considered a competent citizen. And since the official list of mental illnesses does not include sexual orientation nor gender identity, discrimination based on these factors is completely banned (Article 14 of the Constitution)
Date shown is the date the Constitution was adopted. Article 14 has been included ever since
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May be illegal depending on the case According to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal as long as a person is considered a competent citizen. And since the official list of mental illnesses does not include sexual orientation nor gender identity, discrimination based on these factors is completely banned (Article 14 of the Constitution) Date shown is the date the Constitution was adopted. Article 14 has been included ever since
SourcesAccording to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal but neither sexuality nor gender identity is included explicitly. Moreover, since 2022, discrimination in employment is illegalhttps://www.akorda.kz/en/official_documents/constitution
https://adilet.zan.kz/rus/docs/V1500010858#z6
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According to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal but neither sexuality nor gender identity is included explicitly. Moreover, since 2022, discrimination in employment is illegal https://www.akorda.kz/en/official_documents/constitution https://adilet.zan.kz/rus/docs/V1500010858#z6

Revision by cihalcoc. Incorrect status

Old Value New Value
ValueNo protectionsIllegal in some contexts
NoteThere are no specific discrimination protections for either sexual orientation or gender identity in the constitution or any law. In practice, queer people have no legal recourse for discrimination.May be illegal depending on the case
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There are no specific discrimination protections for either sexual orientation or gender identity in the constitution or any law. In practice, queer people have no legal recourse for discrimination. May be illegal depending on the case
SourcesIn March, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights expressed concern that Kazakhstan’s constitution and laws do not explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation, and called on Kazakhstan to adopt anti-discrimination legislation.

https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2020/country-chapters/kazakhstan
According to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal but neither sexuality nor gender identity is included explicitly. Moreover, since 2022, discrimination in employment is illegal
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In March, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights expressed concern that Kazakhstan’s constitution and laws do not explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation, and called on Kazakhstan to adopt anti-discrimination legislation. https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2020/country-chapters/kazakhstan According to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal but neither sexuality nor gender identity is included explicitly. Moreover, since 2022, discrimination in employment is illegal
Reports (1)
  • Newer law has been passed "A referendum in 2022 has been passed in favor of discrimination in workplace against people of specific gender identity or expression and/or sexuality"

Revision by Gor154. Changed inaccurate and misleading status to accurately reflect the lack of protections

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal in some contextsNo protections
NoteAccording to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal but neither sexuality nor gender identity are included explicitly.There are no specific discrimination protections for either sexual orientation or gender identity in the constitution or any law. In practice, queer people have no legal recourse for discrimination.
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According to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal but neither sexuality nor gender identity are included explicitly. There are no specific discrimination protections for either sexual orientation or gender identity in the constitution or any law. In practice, queer people have no legal recourse for discrimination.
Sourcesold one was fake In March, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights expressed concern that Kazakhstan’s constitution and laws do not explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation, and called on Kazakhstan to adopt anti-discrimination legislation.

https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2020/country-chapters/kazakhstan
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old one was fake In March, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights expressed concern that Kazakhstan’s constitution and laws do not explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation, and called on Kazakhstan to adopt anti-discrimination legislation. https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2020/country-chapters/kazakhstan

Revision by cihalcoc. Incorrect status

Old Value New Value
ValueNo protectionsIllegal in some contexts

Revision by Samuel_NOT_Samuele. added

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal in some contextsNo protections
NoteAccording to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal but neither sexuality nor gender identity are included explicitly. Moreover, discrimination in employment is officially banned since 2022According to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal but neither sexuality nor gender identity are included explicitly.
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According to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal but neither sexuality nor gender identity are included explicitly. Moreover, discrimination in employment is officially banned since 2022

Revision by cihalcoc. Incorrect status

Old Value New Value
Value(REMOVED)Illegal in some contexts
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)
NoteAccording to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal but neither sexuality nor gender identity are included explicitlyAccording to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal but neither sexuality nor gender identity are included explicitly. Moreover, discrimination in employment is officially banned since 2022
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According to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal but neither sexuality nor gender identity are included explicitly explicitly. Moreover, discrimination in employment is officially banned since 2022

Revision by cihalcoc. the old one was fake

Old Value New Value
ValueNo protections(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous
Noteold one was fakeAccording to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal but neither sexuality nor gender identity are included explicitly
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old one was fake According to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal but neither sexuality nor gender identity are included explicitly

Revision by Samuel_NOT_Samuele. added real information

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegalNo protections
NoteEven though it is not strictly prohibited by law, according to the constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal in Kazakhstan. Moreover, discrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan since 2022old one was fake
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Even though it is not strictly prohibited by law, according to the constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal in Kazakhstan. Moreover, discrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan since 2022 old one was fake
SourcesI am a citizen of Kazakhstan old one was fake
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I am a citizen of Kazakhstan old one was fake

Revision by cihalcoc. Discrimination is illegal

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueIllegal in some contextsIllegal
NoteDiscrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan since 2022Even though it is not strictly prohibited by law, according to the constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal in Kazakhstan. Moreover, discrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan since 2022
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Discrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan since 2022 Even though it is not strictly prohibited by law, according to the constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal in Kazakhstan. Moreover, discrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan since 2022
SourcesMy citizenshipI am a citizen of Kazakhstan
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My citizenship I am a citizen of Kazakhstan
Reports (5)
  • Status is not correct "This is flat out wrong. There are no constitutional remedies to discrimination. Kazakhstan also has freedom of speech and assembly in its constitution, rights that are not respected at all by the state."
  • Newer law has been passed "There's no law prohibiting discrimination in employment "
  • Date is incorrect "From 2022? ????"
  • Sources are invalid or broken ""citizenship" is not a valid source "
  • Status is not correct "Discrimination against LGBT people is not explicitly banned "

cihalcoc created this entry.