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National Centre for Human Rights of Kazakhstan Associate Member since 2014.

House of Ministries
8 Mangilik El Street
Nur-Sultan, 010 000
Kazakhstan
P: +77 172 74 0169 F: +77 172 74 0548 W: www.ombudsman.kz/en/


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Commissioner for Human Rights reappointed to office

15 Sep 2017 Kazakhstan
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Supporting new NHRIs in Central Asia

20 Apr 2017 Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan joins APF as associate member

02 Aug 2015 Kazakhstan
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APF membership

2014 (19th Annual Meeting)

Establishment

The National Centre for Human Rights was established by Presidential Decree (N992/2002).

Role and functions

The Presidential Decree states that the objectives of the National Centre are to:

  • Provide every possible assistance to the Commissioner for Human Rights in monitoring compliance with human rights and freedoms of an individual and a citizen;
  • Support the Commissioner's activities aimed at restoring the violated rights and freedoms of an individual and a citizen;
  • Assist the Commissioner for Human Rights in development of proposals for improvement of legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of human rights and freedoms, forms and methods of their protection, proposals on bringing the legislation in line with the principles and norms of international law, international cooperation in the field of human rights;
  • Promotion of legal education for the population in the area of human rights and freedoms.

To do this, the functions of the National Centre include:

  • Supporting the Commissioner for Human Rights in holding meetings with citizens and processing of complaints submitted by citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, foreign nationals and stateless persons regarding actions and decisions of officials and organisations that violate their rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and the international treaties of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Supporting the activities of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the field of protection of the violated rights and freedoms of an individual and a citizen in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Monitoring observance of the rights and freedoms of an individual and a citizen in the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Summarising, organising and analysing information on violations of human rights and freedoms, and submitting to the Commissioner for Human Rights proposals on measures to address their causes and conditions;
  • Preparing drafts of addresses of the Commissioner for Human Rights to the President, Parliament or the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan regarding the cases which the Commissioner for human rights finds to be of great public importance;
  • Based on results of inspections carried out by the Commissioner for Human Rights, preparing drafts of his/her official public and media statements;
  • Preparing draft recommendations of the Commissioner for Human Rights to the relevant authorities aimed at holding liable, within the framework set by the national legislation, of the persons whose actions have resulted in violations of the rights and freedoms of individuals, as well as measures to compensate for material and moral damages;
  • Preparing draft conclusions of the Commissioner for Human Rights on improvement of legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of human rights and freedoms, forms and methods of their protection, proposals on bringing the above into conformity with the universally recognized principles and norms of international law, international cooperation in the field of human rights;
  • Providing the Commissioner for Human Rights with information on the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, international treaties of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the sphere of human rights;
  • On behalf of the Commissioner for Human Rights, taking actions aimed at legal education of the population in the area of human rights and freedoms, participates in drafting of educational programs and national legislative acts;
  • Collecting, analysing and disseminating information on the activities of the Commissioner for Human Rights;
  • Ensuring timely preparation of annual reports of the Commissioner for Human Rights on his/her activities for submission to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • On behalf of the Commissioner for Human Rights, interacting with human rights and other public associations of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as with international and foreign human rights organisations;
  • Providing organisational and methodological support to the Expert Council under the Commissioner for Human Rights.

Members

Dr Askar Shakirov
Human Rights Commissioner (Ombudsman)

Vyacheslav Kalyuzhnyy
Head of the National Centre for Human Rights


Legislation

Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (N992/2002)

13 May 2019 Kazakhstan
Presentation

APF 23: Presentation by the National Centre for Human Rights of Kazakhstan

12 Sep 2018 Kazakhstan
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Image credits

  1. View of Astana, capital of Kazakhstan - ninara (Flickr); http://bit.ly/1RAERd7