Kazakhstan - OPCAT Situation
Kazakhstan ratified the OPCAT in 2008 with a declaration under Article 24 (OPCAT) postponing the establishment of its NPM for a few years. In July 2013 the government adopted the law designating the Commissioner for Human Rights as NPM in cooperation with civil society and public monitoring commissions which are based throughout the country. The NPM started to be operational in April 2014.
The SPT member Arman Danielyan is the SPT Focal Point for Kazakhstan.