Legal Policy Research Center is an expert analytical organization and attracts national and international experts to achieve strategic objectives.

ROB ALLEN

 

ROB ALLEN

Rob Allen is an independent researcher and consultant and co-founder of Justice and Prisons.  From 2005-10, Rob was Director of the International Centre for Prison Studies at King’s College London and since 2011 he has been an associate of Penal Reform International. Rob has an MSc in Applied Social studies from the University of Oxford. Rob has undertaken prison reform work in more than 30 countries, in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. His areas of expertise include alternatives to imprisonment; juvenile justice; human rights in prisons; private prisons; health care and rehabilitation in prisons. He has conducted investigations into deaths and near deaths in prison in the UK and was a member of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales from 1998-2006.


DIMASH ALZHANOV

 

DIMASH ALZHANOV

He holds MSc degree in Comparative Politics from London School of Economics and Political Science. He has a broad experience in the NGO sector in the areas of democratization, electoral process and comparative politics. In 2007-2010 worked as a Programme Manager for National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. He participated as a Political Analyst in the OSCE ODIHR Election Observation Mission for the Presidential Elections in Ukraine, 2014. Area of interests: electoral systems and electoral law, comparative politics.


OLEKSANDR BANCHUK

    

OLEKSANDR BANCHUK 

Expert to the Centre for political and legal reforms (Kyiv, Ukraine) on administrative and tort law and criminal justice, PhD. His work covers relations resulted due government’s interference in person’s private life. Mr. Banchuk had developed concept of reforming institute of administrative responsibility. He initiated and chaired working group on developing Code of Administrative offences of Ukraine. Mr. Banchuk is a member to the working group on developing new draft Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine. Author (Co-Author) of about 20 books and more than 50 articles.


ALEXANDER BLANKENAGEL

 

ALEXANDER BLANKENAGEL 

Alexander Blankenagel graduated from the faculty of law, and from translators institute (Russian language) in Munich. Professor to the department of public law, Russian law and comparative jurisprudence of law faculty to the Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany). Regular associate professor to the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). Mr. Blankenagel is a visiting fellow at Chicago School of Law and University of Florence. He translated and published in German, English and Russian languages lots of researches on German and Russian constitutional and administrative law. Moreover, professor Blankenagel beginning with 1987 regularly consult state bodies and Nongovernmental organizations in Russian Federation and CIS. He is also consults some big German law firms.


LIONEL BLACKMAN

 

LIONEL BLACKMAN

Chairman of the Solicitors' International Human Rights Group (SIHRG) in London, English solicitor advocate and senior partner of a criminal litigation practice. Mr. Blackman is a visiting fellow at London South Bank University in criminal litigation and lectures internationally on various aspects of the English legal system and the use of high technology in criminal trials.

Research interest: jury trials, human right protection, advocacy.


YELENA VOLOCHAY

 

YELENA VOLOCHAY

Developing director at SeLeV Consulting Group, independent expert on uses of compensations to victims of human rights violation, OSJI expert on compensations of moral damage to victims of torture in Central Asia, expert in legal education, management of organizations and their development strategy. She lectures themes on compensations of morale damage and human rights to professional and business groups in informal education system – to lawyers, corporate advocates, judges, journalists, and also to NGOs and students of law faculties in Ukraine, Moldova, Belorussia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia. In last ten years Ms. Volochay is being invited to international organizations as the OSCE, ODIHR, ABA/ROLI, Amnesty International as an expert in legal education, management of organizations and their development strategy. She is an author of articles on compensations of morale (non-property) damage.


MAXIM GETA

 

MAXIM GETA

Candidate of law, associate professor to the department of criminal law and criminal process, deputy dean in faculty of scientific study in the Novokuznetsk branch of Kemerov state university, associate professor of the Higher Certification Commission. Expert in criminal, criminal executive law, criminology, comparative jurisprudence. Mr. Geta is an author of 39 published papers, including ten educational manuals for lawyers, social workers, psychologists, workers of criminal justice system. He developed for the first time in Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries normative and organizational model of probation and realized theoretical analysis of alternatives to punishment.         

Research interest: alternative forms and methods of criminal legislative impact, theory and practice of probation, criminal law of modern states, international and European human rights standards, mechanism of protection of human rights and freedoms, preventing crime and social control, criminal and law aspects of punishment alternative, issues of criminal executive system.


YAKOV GILINSKIY

 

YAKOV GILINSKIY

Head department of criminal law in Russian state educational university named after Gerzen (RSEU); professor to the St. Petersburg law institute (branch) of the Academy of Prosecutor General of Russian Federation, doctor of law, professor. He is an author of more than 530 scientific publications, more than 130 publications in English, Hungarian, Italian, German, Norwegian, French, Japanese, etc. languages.

Research interest: theory of criminology; criminological analysis of organized crime, corruption, terrorism, drugs trading; sociology of deviation and social control.


 

 

EUGENIY ZHOVTIS

Chair of the Council and expert consultant of the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law, candidate of technical science, legal expert with advocate license, in 2002 was honored as a best lawyer in Kazakhstan. Has more than 20 years experience in human rights sphere, member of the Coordination council to the World movement for democracy, since 2006 is a member of the Range of experts in the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) under the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Laureate of many international awards on human rights, including awards of the European Union and USA in democracy and civil society development, International human rights league (both in 1999 ), Friedrich Ebert Foundation (in 2007), Norway Helsinki Committee (in 2010). Author of more than 60 research papers and more than 200 publications in democracy development, rule of law, human rights and civil society.


MARIANNA ZAKHARCHENKO

 

MARIANNA ZAKHARCHENKO

Expert of the Centre for political and legal reforms on freedom of information and electronic government, member to the Supervisory council of the information security Fund. Candidate of law, associate professor of the department of constitutional, administrative and financial law of the Law faculty of Kyiv university of tourism, economic and law. Initiator of developing, author of the draft law of Ukraine "On access to public information", head of working group on its preparation and lobbying of its adoption in the Parliament (the Law was adopted on January 13th, 2011). Had graduated London school of economics, Master of public management and governance. Author of researches on access to information and electronic government, ensuring access of civilians to information in executive power, electronic governance: world experience and Ukrainian realities and transparency of power, as conditions for appropriate governance (analysis and recommendations).

Research interests: consulting in freedom of information, electronic governance, protection of human rights and state governance.


ANARA IBRAYEVA

 

ANARA IBRAYEVA

Anara Ibrayeva is a branch director of Kazakhstan international bureau for human rights and rule of law in Astana (Kazakhstan), candidate of law, member of the Expert council under the commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Kazakhstan, member of the Public council under the Department of Internal Affairs of Astana city.  

Research interest: torture prevention, right on fair trial, freedom of movement, right to live, rights of prisoners and civil political rights.


DANIYAR KANAFIN

 

DANIYAR KANAFIN

Daniyar Kanafin – is a deputy head of Centre for training and higher qualification of lawyers under the Almaty bar association, lawyer to Almaty bar association, and Presidium member of Almaty bar association, Presidium member of Republican bar association, associate professor, and candidate of law. He cooperated as national expert with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, OSCE Centers in Astana and Bishkek, Soros Foundation Kazakhstan and other international organizations. He was awarded with a medal “For professionalism” by Lawyers Union of Kazakhstan in 2008. In 2009 Mr. Kanafin awarded a title “Lawyer of the year” by Lawyers Union of Kazakhstan. In 2013 he was awarded with a medal of the Minister of Justice of Kazakhstan “For impact in development of justice bodies”. Mr. Kanafin is an author of about 60 scientific publications.


NICKOLAY KIPNIS

 

NICKOLAY KIPNIS

Candidate of law, associate professor, lawyer. Mr. Kipnis exercises advocacy beginning with May 31, 1994 in Moscow bar association. In November 25, 2002 in First Constituent assembly of Moscow Lawyers chamber was elected as a member of Qualification commission, where working until now. Beginning with 2005 regularly lectures in lawyers trainings for higher qualification. Beginning with 1995 works in criminal procedure department of “Moscow state law university named after Kutafin”. Mr. Kipnis is an author of more than 80 publications on law, including co-author of manuals on “Criminal litigation” and “Judicature and law enforcement bodies”. He is a composer and responsible editor of annual collection of Moscow bar association disciplinary practice. 

Research interest: human rights, criminal litigation, practice of European human rights court, advocatory ethic and disciplinary execution.


NIKOLAI KOVALEV

 

NIKOLAI KOVALEV

LL.M, PhD, Assistant Professor of Criminology (starting July 2014 – Associate Professor) Department of Criminology Wilfrid Laurier University (Brantford, Ontario, Canada). Dr. Kovalev's research is focused on comparative criminal justice, criminal law, criminal procedure and human rights. He is particularly interested in the evolution of jury trials and reforms in the criminal justice systems of post-Communist transitional countries. Other research projects include study of jury bias in neo-Nazi skinhead trials and lay adjudication in military justice. His current research project concerns practice of manipulation of juries in Canada and other countries. Dr. Kovalev has served as an expert on comparative criminal justice, law reform and international human rights for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), American Bar Association/ Rule of Law Initiative (ABA/ROLI), U.S. Department of Justice, International Commission of Jurists, and Legal Policy Research Centre. He completed legal analysis of numerous legislative acts in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Dr. Kovalev is a frequent speaker at conferences, round-tables, seminars and workshops on issues of human rights and criminal justice reforms in post-Communist states.


ROMAN KUIBIDA

 

ROMAN KUIBIDA

Deputy head of the Centre for political and legal reforms (Ukraine), associate professor of administrative law department in Kyiv national university named after Taras Shevchenko, senior scientific officer of National school of Ukraine, candidate of law, member to the Scientific advisory council under the Supreme Court of Ukraine, expert of Legal policy research centre in issues of justice and administrative justice. He took part in developing Recommendations of Kyiv conference on issues of independency of judiciary in countries of Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia “Judicial control, selection and accountability of judges” (2010); Concept of improving litigation for establishing fair trial in Ukraine in compliance with European standards (approved by the President of Ukraine), participated in preparing new Criminal procedure code of Ukraine (adopted in 2013), Law of Ukraine “On access to judicial decisions” (adopted in 2005) and Civil procedure code of Ukraine (adopted in 2005). He published more than 100 scientific, scientific and journalistic articles.


ILYA LEVIN

 

ILYA LEVIN

Doctor of jurisprudence, certified lawyer, scientific fellow and graduate student in department on public law, comparative jurisprudence and Russian law of Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany). He lectures constitutional and administrative law. Beginning with 2009 is a research fellow and graduate student of public law, comparative jurisprudence and Russian law of Humboldt University. In 2013 finished his dissertation on “Using mechanisms of state private partnership in organization of Olympic Games” (on experience of organization of Sochi Olympic Games).

Research interest: state private partnership, comparative jurisprudence, constitutional law, administrative law, law and sport.


SANIYA LER

 

SANIYA LER

Lawyer, expert of legal policy research centre in international law. Author and coauthor of scientific publications in frames of LPRC activities. 

Research interest: human rights, criminal litigation


GOR LOSKUTOV

 

IGOR LOSKUTOV

General director to LLP “Kompaniya”YurInfo”, member to the Kazakhstan international arbitrage, member to the IUS International arbitration. He is an author of more than 100 publications and regular conference participant on Internet and informative law.    

Research interest: informative law.


ANASTASIYA MILLER

 

ANASTASIYA MILLER

Branch director of Kazakhstan International bureau for human rights and rule of law in Kostanay, chairperson to Public observing commission of Kostanay oblast, member of NGO Coalition against torture. She specializes on right on freedom and privacy; protection of detained, convicted and other persons under punishment; protection against torture and bad treatment. In Bureau she coordinates group on applying individual complaints to UN treaty bodies and using of other international mechanisms of human rights protection. Ms. Miller regularly publishes articles on human rights violations and a visiting expert of “Mnenie” column in regional newspaper “Nasha gazeta”. In frames of monitoring of implementing by state bodies of Kazakhstan National action human rights plan, Ms. Miller prepared expert review of provision on right of freedom against torture and other degrading treatment or punishment for 2009-2012.


NURUMOV DMITRY

 

 

NURUMOV DMITRY

Had graduated from Kazakhstan national University named after Al. Farabi with speciality in jurisprudence and Kazakhstan state university of international relations and world languages named after Ablay Khan with speciality in international relations - document specialist (consular service), candidate of law (Moscow state University of International Relations, 2000). In the beginning of his career was involved in research and teaching activity, cooperated as expert with national and international NGOs and intergovernmental organizations, was working in Representative office of Inertnational migration organization in Kazakhstan dealing with issues of illegal migration, worked as legal expert in the OSCE Centre in Almaty. In 2003 - 2011 worked as program coordinator on rule of law in the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). While working with OSCE/ODIHR in 2008-2009 coordinated project on monitoring judicial proceedings in Armenia. 2011 - 2014 was working as the senior legal officer of the OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities (the Hague, Netherlands).

Research interest: international law, including international human rights protection, criminal law, etc.


SERGEY PASHIN

 

SERGEY PASHIN 

Professor to department of judiciary and organization of justice in National research institute – Higher school of law (Moscow), professor to the department of legal disciplines in Moscow state university named after Lomonosov, professor to the department of criminal and legal disciplines in Moscow institute of economics, politic and law, member to the Council on developing civil society and human rights under the President of Russian Federation, retired Federal Judge, honored lawyer of Russian Federation. He is an author of laws of Russian Federation: “On Constitutional Court of RSFSR” (1991), “On application of criminal law in time” (1991); “On judicial control for legitimacy of arrests” (1992); “On statuses of judges” (co-author) (1992); “On jury trials” (head of development, author of procedural part) (1993); Model Criminal procedure code of CIS participating states (chairman of working group, author of 8 provisions) (1996); “On judicial system of Russian federation” (Chairman of working group) (1996). Author of more than 90 publications.

Research interest: jury trial, judicial control, judicial system and status of judges, criminal policy.


ROMAN PODOPRIGORA

 

ROMAN PODOPRIGORA

Professor in Caspian public university, member to the scientific advisory council under the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, arbiter of international arbitration court “IUS”, doctor of law, partner in Law Company “UNIUS”. He is an author of more than 100 publications in Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Great Britain, USA, and Germany. In his research and lecture activities Mr. Podoprigora headed the department of administrative and tax law and lectured in leading Kazakhstan universities. He had internships in USA and Great Britain. As a research consultant he participated in developing draft laws on administrative offences and supported the Ministry of Justice of Kazakhstan in project of legal reform.     

Research interest: administrative law, financial law, non-commerce organizations, right on freedom of religion and belief.


LEILA RAMAZANOVA

 

LEILA RAMAZANOVA

Lawyer Almaty City Bar (Specialized legal advice "Counsel") , an expert PF "Charter for Human Rights", a member of the Public Council for Control of the Police Department of Internal Affairs in Almaty, a member of the Working Group to discuss the new draft Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Majilis, the initiator of “Kazakhstan international Bureau for human Rights and Rule of Law” , a member of the Coalition of NGOs against Torture. Protects the rights and freedoms (criminal and administrative process), a study of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan for compliance with international standards on fundamental human rights and freedoms, is involved in educational activities on human rights for non-governmental organizations, journalists, police officers, teachers, civil servants students. Author of several publications in the field of criminal law, criminal procedure and criminal enforcement law.

Research interests: the right to life; the right to humane treatment and freedom from torture (including ill-treatment in places of detention); right not to be arbitrarily detained; the right to non-discrimination; the right to a fair trial; patients' rights; right to privacy; freedom of speech; rights of people without documents and registration.


KUAT RAKHIMBERDIN

 

KUAT RAKHIMBERDIN

Head department of criminal law and criminal process in the Eastern Kazakhstan state university named after Amanzholov, Eastern Kazakhstan branch director of the Kazakhstan International bureau for human rights and rule of law, owner of the title «The best university teacher of 2997, 2013» of the Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, doctor of law. He is an author of publications on professional education and preparation of workers in criminal executive system of Kyrgyz Republic, civil society of Kazakhstan and its role in humanization of criminal policy and concept paper criminal executive code of Kazakhstan, publications and articles.

Research interest: criminal policy, criminal executive law, criminology. He researched the role of civil society institutes in process of humanization criminal policy.


ROMAN ROMANOV

 

ROMAN ROMANOV

Director of programme initiative on "Human rights and justice" in International fund "Vozrozhdenie". In the commission on developing democracy and rule of law under the President of Ukraine, he participated in developing Condept of reforming criminal justice, judicial system, forming system of legal aid. Mr. Romanov is a member of working groups on preparing criminal procedure code of Ukraine, draft laws "On legal aid", "On Prosecutor's General Office", "On police and police activity", "On freedom of associations" and other. He is a member of public advisory council under the Ombudsman of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Expert Council on human rights and reforming Ministry of Internal Affairs under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. Mr. Romanov consulted Council of Europe, the OSCE, UN, including Central Asian countries.

Scientific interest sphere: human rights, criminal justice, ensuring law and order.


ERIC SVANIDZE

 

ERIC SVANIDZE

Long-term consultant on European Commission/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Combating ill-treatment and impunity”, former member of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in respect of Georgia, former prosecutor and former Deputy Minister of Justice in Georgia.

Scientific interest sphere: combating torture and impunity, effective mechanism of investigation cases of torture, procedural safeguards against torture.


MAIDAN SULEIMENOV

 

MAIDAN SULEIMENOV

Director to scientific and research institute of private law in Kazakhstan humanitarian law university, doctor of law, academic of National Academy of Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Academy of European law (Budapest, 2000), Supervisor of expert consultative council under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on draft law of new Constitution, head of working group on developing projects of more than 70 adopted laws, including Civil code, law on land, oil, housing relations, member to the lagel policy Council under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, member to the Scientific advisory council under the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, member to the Expert council under the Senate of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, board member of the lawyers union of Kazakhstan, Chairman of the Kazakhstan International arbitration. He is an author of 27 monographies, 5 brochures, 5 manuals, 8 comments to codes, 20 collections of normative acts, more than 370 publications.


GULNAR SULEIMENOVA

 

GULNAR SULEIMENOVA

Lawyer of Almaty bar association, KIMEP university professor, memeber to the Scientific advisory council under the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan, member to the Council of International support to justice (Russia), candidate of law, professor. She published more than 160 publications, among them – 3 monographies (2 in co-author), 15 educational manuals; more than 120 research articles and other publications. Ms. Suleimenova was invited for conducting research analysis of draft laws, laws and other normative legal acts, for providing expert opinions by Constitutional Council, Supreme Court, Prosecutor's General Office, Ministry of Justice, Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on combating economic and financial crimes (financial police), and other bodies and international and foreign organizations (the OSCE, UNICEF, Soros foundation Kazakhstan, Centre of Asian Legal exchange of Nagoy university (Japan), Institute of eastern european law (Munich, Germany), law firm «Reed Smith Richards Butler LLP Beaufort House» (London) and others).

Research interest: criminal process, law enforcement bodies, judicial power, advocacy.


STEPHEN THAMAN

 

STEPHEN THAMAN

Professor of St. Louis University School of law (USA), member to the Scientific advisory council under Max Plank Institute in Freiburg. He is a recognized expert in comparative criminal law and process. Mr. Thaman provided expert support to reforms of criminal procedure codes in Russia, Latvia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Indonesia. He lectured in 26 countries in 5 continents on issues of US comparative criminal law and procedure. Was a visiting research fellow in University of Orleans (France), Bologna university, National university of Singapoure and University of Buenos Aires

Research interest: comparative criminal law, criminal law, criminal litigation, international criminal tribunals, international law, jury trials.


VICTOR TIMOSHYUK

 

VICTOR TIMOSHYUK

Deputy board chairman of Centre for political and legal reforms, research officer in Institute of state and law named after Koreckiy under the National academy of science of Ukraine, candidate of law. He studied different aspects of public administration and administrative reforms in Danemark, Canada, Latvia, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, USA, France. He is an author and co-author of about 80 analytical and research publications on public administration and administrative law. Mr. Timoshyuk participated in developing laws «On Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine» (2006, 2008), «On central bodies of executive power» (2011), draft laws «On President of Ukraine», «On administrative services», draft law of Administrative procedure code of Ukraine, Concept of developing system of providing administrative services to bodies of executive powers (approved by the Government in 2006), draft Concept of reforming public administration in Ukraine (2005-2009). 

Research interest: public administration with emphasis on administrative procedures and administrative services, civil service, organization of executive power.


PAVEL TOLSTYKH

 

PAVEL TOLSTYKH

Head of Centre for cooperation of business and state studies, chief editor of Russian professional portal on lobbying and GR Lobbying.ru, vice-president to NP «National chamber of specialists on relations with business and the state», associate professor of Higher school of economics, candidate of political science, initiated and headed organizational committee of annual International conference of specialists in relations with state bodies «GR-CONGRESS». Author of numerous articles, scientific researches and monographies.   

Research interest: lobbying and technology of lobbying in state bodies, corruption, cooperation  of business and power.


VICTORIYA TYULENEVA

 

VICTORIYA TYULENEVA

Project director of Freedom house representative office, BA of international law, graduate student from Higher course on human rights in Polish Helsinki Foundation (2007). 

Research interest: freedom of peaceful assembly; freedom of movement and choice of residence.


RENATA UITZ

 

RENATA UITZ

Professor of comparative constitutional law, program chairperson of comparative constitutional law and co-director of clinical specialization of Legal researches in Central European University (Hungary), doctor of law. She is an author of more than 30 articles and books, published in English, Hungarian and Russian languages.   

Research interest: subjects in comparative constitutional law of Europe and Northern America, justice in transition period and human rights protection with emphasis on implementation of constitutional rights, including issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, theory and practice of effective management in and after transition to democracy, role of judges in democratic countries, freedom of religion in European constitutional and international case law.


NICKOLAY KHAVRONYUK

 

NICKOLAY KHAVRONYUK

Professor to the department of criminal law and criminology in Kyiv national university named after Shevchenko, doctor of law, professor, honored lawyer of Ukraine, member to Commission on strengthening democracy and establishing rule of law under the President of Ukraine (2011), member of working group on judicial reform under the President of Ukraine (since 2010), member of working group of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on humanization of criminal legislation (2006-2007), board member of Ukraine law society (since 2000). He is an author of more than 20 draft laws of Ukraine on criminal, criminal procedure, administrative and constitutional law. Author (co-author) of more than 50 monographies, manuals, and comments to laws, more than 200 research articles and more than 50 publications in newspapers.

Research interest: issues of criminal law and criminology, administrative and tort law, criminal procedure law, combating corruption.


TATIANA CHERNOBIL

 

 

TATIANA CHERNOBIL

independent international human rights law consultant from Almaty, Kazakhstan, specialises in freedom from torture, right to life, right to a fair trial, international human rights protection mechanisms, and non-discrimination. At present, Tatiana Chernobil is a consultant with the Fighting Abuses in the Criminal Justice System project of Amnesty International-International Secretariat. In 1995-2002, she worked at the Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative of the American Bar Association (ABA CEELI) in Almaty, and in 2002-2004 she was a Human Rights Law Expert at the OSCE Centre in Almaty. In 2005-2010, Tatiana Chernobil worked with the Seeking Legal Remedies for Torture in Central Asia project of the Open Society Justice Initiative in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Tatiana Chernobil is a graduate of the Adilet Higher Law School, Almaty, Kazakhstan, a LL.M. graduate from the Civil and Political Rights Centre of the Notre Dame University Law School, South Bend, Indiana, USA on the Senator Edmund Muskie USA Senate scholarship. Tatiana Chernobil is also a graduate of the Nickolay Dobrolyubov State Pedagogical Foreign Languages Institute in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia. Tatiana Chernobil is a participant of the Kazakhstan National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) for Almaty and Almaty region.


AINA SHORMANBAYEVA

 

AINA SHORMANBAYEVA

President of Public fund «International Legal Initiative», member to Expert council of the Commission on human rights under the President of Kazakhstan, member of working group on discussing draft new edition of Criminal code of Kazakhstan in Majilis Parliament of Kazakhstan,  member of working group under the Ministry of Justice of Kazakhstan on developing draft new edition of Code of Administrative offences of Kazakhstan, member of NGO Coalition against torture, LLM. She practice human rights protection, promotion of human rights in legislation of Kazakhstan, analysis of legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on ensuring human rights and developing recommendations, human rights education in Kazakh and Russian language for NGOs, journalists, judges, prosecutors, police workers, teachers, state workers. She is an author of researches and publications. 

Research interest: right on freedom from slavery (including fight with human trafficking), freedom of movement (migration, including labour migration), rights of apatrids (stateless people) and people without documents and registration, asyl right, right on labour, right on adequate housing, right not to be arbitrarily detained, right on non-discrimination, authenticity of legislation in Kazakh and Russian languages.


AMANGELDY SHORMANBAYEV

 

AMANGELDY SHORMANBAYEV

LLM, human rights protector, practical lawyer. He has an experience in long term partnership, project coordination and analysis of legislation with leading human rights organizations as OSCE/ODIHR, Venice commission of Council of Europe, UNHCHR. Mr. Shormanbayev has more than 10 years experience of legal practice, conducts researches in ensuring human rights and fight with terrorism, analysis and developing recommendations on ammendments to legislation, project monitoring and humn rights education, including education in Kazakh language. 

Research interest: political rights, including right on association, peaceful assembly, election right and process, election observation.


ELINA STEINERTE

 

ELINA STEINERTE

Dr Elina Steinerte (LLB, Lawyers Diploma, LLM, PhD) is a Research Associate with the Human Rights Implementation Centre at the Law School of the University of Bristol and Visiting Professor of International Human Rights Law at the Jersey Law Institute (Channel Islands). Elina joined the Law School of the University of Bristol in June 2006 on a high profile Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) sponsored research project. In the remits of this project Elina has been involved in OPCAT-related processes around world in over 30 countries; she has provided expert advice on aspects of OPCAT’s implementation, including NPM legislation to various governments, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and various other UN agencies, worked in the expert capacity with such organizations as UNDP and CoE. She is a co-author of various publications and policy papers on the subject. She has worked closely with She is the co-author of ‘The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture’ (Oxford University Press, 2011). Elina is an Expert Member of the Council of Independent Experts on International and European law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Latvia. She has also been recently elected to the Constitutional Investigation Committee of the States of Guernsey. Elina’s main research interest lie with the implementation of international (human) rights treaties in domestic legal systems; jurisdictional issues; UNCAT and OPCAT; the proper functioning of NPMs; various aspects of criminal justice reforms; national human rights institutions.


RAISA YURCHENKO

 

RAISA YURCHENKO

Retired judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan, member to the Scientific advisory council under the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan, doctor of law. Currently is involved in analytic expert activity in the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, lectures to MA students and to judges in Institute of Justice of the Academy of public administration under the President of Kazakhstan. Author of numerous monographies and research articles.

Research interest: criminal policy, criminal process, judicial system and statuse of judges, judicial control, etc.