The National Preventive Mechanism was introduced into RK legislation in 2013 to prevent torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. They come to detention centers, prisons, nursing homes, orphanages and boarding schools, and hospitals… when they are not welcome. Yuri Gusakov has been a member of the Coordinating Council since the first days of its creation, head of the Karaganda branch of the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law.
He notes that a definite plus has been the change in the conditions of detention in the penitentiary institutions. They are getting closer to those international standards that we have only dreamed of recently. But there are also minuses.
This publication was prepared by the Legal Policy Research Center (LPRC) within the framework of the project “Joint Space of Democratic Practices for Public Initiatives.