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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
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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:

  • Organising meetings with citizens and processing complaints of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, foreign nationals and stateless persons by the Commissioner for Human Rights 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;
  • Providing for the activities of the Commissioner for Human Rights on taking measures for the protection of violated rights and freedoms of an individual and a citizen in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Monitoring abidance of the rights and freedoms of an individual and a citizen in the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Summarising, organising and analysing the information on violations of human rights and freedoms, submitting proposals on measures of addressing their causes and conditions to the Commissioner for Human Rights;
  • 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 deems 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 statements for publishing in social media;
  • Drafting recommendations of the Commissioner for Human Rights to the relevant state authorities on bringing to lawfully established liability of persons whose actions have resulted in violations of the rights and freedoms of an individual and a citizen, as well as on measures to compensate for material and moral damages;
  • Drafting 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, on bringing the legislation in line with the principles and norms of international law, expansion of 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 field of human rights;
  • Upon instruction of the Commissioner for Human Rights, engaging in issues of legal education of the population in the field of human rights and freedoms, an participating 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;
  • Upon instruction 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;
  • Forming and maintaining archives and records management of the Commissioner for Human Rights;
  • Upon instruction of the Commissioner for Human Rights, carrying out other functions within his/her competency.

Members

Azimova Elvira Abilhasimovna
Human Rights Commissioner (Ombudsperson)

Vyacheslav Kalyuzhnyy
Head of the National Centre for Human Rights


Presentation

APF 24: Presentation by National Centre for Human Rights of Kazakhstan

18 Sep 2019 Kazakhstan
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