Why are there few acquittals in Kazakhstan?
The results of an empirical study "Justification and rehabilitation in criminal proceedings: current practice and prospects for development" were presented with the support of the European Union in Astana on May 15, 2018.
Astana hosts International Conference "Towards a society without torture: progress to date and next steps"
The International Conference "Towards a society without torture: progress to date and next steps" was held in Astana on April 27, 2018. It was devoted to a discussion on the situation of observance of the right to freedom from torture in the country in the run-up to the hearing of the fourth periodic report of Kazakhstan before the UN Committee against torture in Geneva.
The Committee for Legal Statistics and special accounts of the General Prosecutor’s office of the Republic of Kazakhstan introduces the blockchain technology with the EUCJ’s support
The Committee for Legal Statistics and special accounts of the RK General Prosecutor’s office conducted a three-day seminar on the blockchain technology for its specialists (mathematicians, coders and IT managers) in partnership with the EUCJ project.
Privacy issues were discussed in Astana
Astana – On February 23, 2018, the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan held a roundtable on "Privacy: problems of theory and practice". The event was organized by the Law Enforcement Academy under the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the EU project: Enhancing Criminal Justice in Kazakhstan (EUCJ).
In the Karaganda region, the pilot project "Rehabilitation prison" was presented with the support of the European Union
A pilot project of the "Rehabilitation Prison" has been launched in the Karaganda region. The essence of this project is to prepare a convict to live at liberty, that is, to establish his social ties (with the family), to resolve his employment issue, the restoration of social skills, to provide psychological and medical assistance, etc. Based on the results of the project implementation, it is expected not only to reduce recidivism, but also to minimize the negative consequences arising from the execution of a sentence of imprisonment. This project will be sent to each region of the republic for further implementation.
In Astana experts reviewed the problems of ensuring the rights of suspects and accused at the pre-trial stage
Astana – On December 14, 2017, the Academy of Law Enforcement in partnership with the European Union project “Enhancing Criminal Justice in Kazakhstan” (EUCJ) held a regular session of the Criminological Forum on "Suspect and Accused: Are Their Rights Really Protected?"
The meeting was held at the Eurasian National University named after LN Gumilev. The session was devoted to the problems of ensuring the rights of citizens involved in the criminal prosecution. Deputies of the Parliament, heads of law enforcement bodies, representatives of the scientific and legal community, non-governmental organizations, international and national experts took part in the discussion of topical issues on the agenda.
EUCJ supported the General Prosecutor Office's photo exhibition about convicts held at KAZGUU
The General Prosecutor Office has launched a photo exhibition about convicts, held at KAZGUU Astana, December 8, 2017. On the eve of the International Human Rights Day, the General Prosecutor Office presented the photo exhibition "Earn your freedom" at KAZGUU, dedicated to the lives of convicts who got their release through exemplary behaviour and hard work, and successfully integrated into the society.