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Capstone Project wrap-up event considers human rights research in Kazakhstan

From 13 – 16 September 2021, Capstone Project human rights research competition alumni and representatives of Kazakhstani higher education institutions met in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, to discuss the prospects for the development and further improvement of human rights research in the country. The audience was presented with the methodology and results of the Capstone Project implemented […]


Baseline study on the penitentiary system of the Republic of Uzbekistan

This report ‘Strengthening the penitentiary system of the Republic of Uzbekistan: Legislation and practice’ presents the findings of baseline research examining the context of closed institutions in Uzbekistan, including governance structures, ongoing reform initiatives and trends in the rate of imprisonment. It includes a review of all relevant national policies and legislation on torture prevention […]

Languages: English, Russian, Tajik


The penitentiary system in the new reality: Report of online forum proceedings in Kazakhstan

On 8 July 2021, an International Online Forum “The Penitentiary System in the New Reality” was hosted in Kazakhstan, chaired by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Lieutenant General of the Police, Mr Yerlan Turgumbayev. About 150 participants, including representatives of state bodies, lawyers and national experts in the field of human rights, and heads of […]

Languages: English, Russian