Supporting Kazakhstan's NHRI
The APF met with the National Centre for Human Rights of Kazakhstan to discuss a potential Capacity Assessment with the institution.
The APF met with the National Centre for Human Rights of Kazakhstan on 6 June to discuss a potential Capacity Assessment with the institution.
Pip Dargan, APF Principal Adviser on Capacity Assessments and International Engagement delivered an introductory briefing on the capacity assessment process, which is designed to enable NHRIs to develop and implement capacity development strategies to strengthen their ability to promote and protect human rights.
Representatives from APF partner organisations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Officer of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) also participated in the meeting.
Kazakhstan, located in Central Asia, established the position of Commissioner for Human Rights by Presidential Decree in 2002. The National Centre for Human Rights, which supports the work of the Commissioner, was established by the same Presidential Decree.
Under the Decree, the Commissioner can receive and investigate complaints, participate in court hearings and seek a review of court findings, and review and propose improvements to legislation, in compliance with international human rights law.
The Centre has been a member of the APF since 2015.
The APF will continue to work in close cooperation with our partners on the planning and implementation of the Capacity Assessment, which is tentatively scheduled for 2023.
Date: 24 June 2022