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April 27, 2017

EU project contributed to promoting human rights in South Kazakhstan

On April 27, 2017, Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) held the closing conference and a press conference presenting the results of the

March 27, 2015

EU project improved legal literacy among vulnerable groups of the South Kazakhstan region

On 27 March 2015, Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA)organized the conference on the results of the "Strengthening CSO Networking for Human

March 4, 2015

New EU project contributes to promoting human rights reforms in South Kazakhstan

A new project “Empowering South Kazakhstan CSOs to promote human rights reforms” is launched by the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) with

Reforming Legal Aid for The Vulnerable

Date of Beginning: 1/10/17 Date of End: 12/31/18

Project Information

Overall objective:

To enhance the protection of individual rights of vulnerable people in particular in the wider criminal and civil justice systems, through improving access to government funded legal aid.


Specific objectives:

• Through rigorous field research and monitoring of legislation, to identify major challenges and barriers preventing vulnerable people from accessing government funded legal aid as they face criminal or civil affairs.

• To advocate at the national level for criminal and civil justice reforms in particular in the area of access to legal aid for vulnerable populations.

• To raise awareness of vulnerable people about specific mechanisms of accessing the legal aid.


Estimated results:

• The main barriers preventing vulnerable people from accessing legal aid are identified and recommendations for improvement of legislation developed

• The recommended improvements on the provision of legal aid to the vulnerable groups are adapted and included in the legislative drafting plan of the Ministry of Justice of Kazakhstan for 2019.

• Improved access to legal aid for vulnerable groups through increased public awareness of the mechanisms of obtaining government funded legal aid.


Main activities:

• Creation of an Expert Committee;

• Research and monitoring of legislation;

• Study tour to Georgia (Tbilisi);

• Regional round tables;

• Expert evaluation of proposed recommendations on improvement of legislation;

• National conference “Reforming Legal Aid for the Vulnerable” and a round-table for deputies of Mazhilis;

• Advocacy campaign in the regions

• Final project evaluation


Geographical coverage:

7 regions of Kazakhstan: Almaty, South Kazakhstan, Zhambyl, Karagandy, Pavlodar, East Kazakhstan and West Kazakhstan oblasts


Contact information:

Akmaral Karlybayeva, Project manager, tel.: +7 (727) 250 18 10, ext. 120, cell: +7 701 346 21 77, email: 

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