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Kaz-Justice   Support to the Kazakh authorities in improving the quality and efficiency of the Kazakh justice system

Narrative (Work Plan)
25/07/2014 - 24/07/2018
JP Active  
Coordinating DG:
Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
2 000 000
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    Intervention Logic Performance Indicators Sources of Verification Assumptions
    Overall Objectives
    (34 Activities) Narrative
    The overall objective of this Project is to bring Kazakhstan’s criminal justice framework and institutional practice in line with European and international standards and practices by supporting the country’s authorities in their efforts to improve the justice system in the medium and long term.

    Legislative acts and regulations related to criminal proceedings are amended to reach compliance with European and international standards.

    The application of the new Criminal Code (CC) and Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) is ensured in a manner compatible with the fair trial requirements for adversarial proceedings, publicity, and impartiality.

    The capacity of judges, prosecutors, investigators, defence lawyers, Commissioner for Human Rights, National Preventive Mechanism and other actors of the criminal justice system to apply European and international standards in their daily work is strengthened.
     

    Analysis of relevant legislation.

    Assessments of the situation as regards access to justice and legal protection by national and international organisations.

    Reports from the branches of the judiciary and judicial institutions, as well Commissioner for Human Rights reports.

    Press and NGOs coverage.

    Statistical data from the training institutions and professional associations.

    Reporting under the project.
     

    Full political commitment and engagement by the partners.

    The beneficiaries will seek to maintain a continuous and smooth level of co-operation and will provide the required level of participation in the project activities during the whole implementation phase.

    Mobilisation of the necessary financial and other (human, technological, knowledge) resources.
     
    Project Purpose 0      2014/DG I/JP/3222   Support to the Kazakh authorities in improving the quality and efficiency of the Kazakh justice system 2 000 000 
    Criminal proceedings and trials are based on human rights standards The recommendations drawing from CoE assessments in the field of criminal law and procedure are included in the draft legislation.

    Amendments addressing the co-operation between prosecutors and lawyers, and the impartiality of judges, are formulated.
     
    Official gazette.
    Media reports.
    Feedback from experts.
    Reporting under the project.
    Internal Project documentation (reports, event-related documents, etc).
     
    Kazakh authorities maintain the focus on Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA) integration with regard to judicial reform.

    Reforms will continue and the means necessary for their facilitation will be made available.

    Availability of the necessary financial and other resources.


    Availability of experts.
     
    Expected Result 0.1 Criminal proceedings and trials are based on fair trial requirements for adversarial proceedings, publicity, and impartiality.
    Analysis is provided for the procedural rules on pre-trial disclosure of all relevant material and evidence to the prosecutor and defence lawyer to allow the prosecutor and defence lawyer to summon all relevant witnesses and be able to examine each other’s witnesses on equal terms.
    Recommendations made for the powers of the public prosecutor and defence lawyers to be in line with European and international standards.

    Regulatory amendments proposed to ensure that trials are held in public.

    Policy and legislative support as well as analysis provided on the principles of independence and impartiality in conduct of criminal trials.

    Effective means of redress available to the Ombudsman

    Official gazette.
    Press reports on discussions on legislative initiatives. Experts' reports.
    Feedback from the end-users of the adversarial system.
     
    Kazakh authorities maintain the focus on European integration with regard to judicial reform.

    Reforms will continue and the means necessary for their facilitation will be available.

    Availability of the necessary financial and other resources.

    Availability of experts
    Expected Result 0.2 Protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms in criminal justice system expanded / Criminal proceedings are open to public scrutiny. Judges, prosecutors and defence lawyers acquire fair trial skills
    Participating judges, prosecutors and defence lawyers in training activities display an improvement in their knowledge and ability to apply the general principles enshrined in international agreements in the field of criminal law and the requirements of a fair trial.

    Following the implementation of the CoE experts’ recommendations, trial monitoring mechanisms show an improved respect for fair trial principles.

    As a result of the output of the project, practitioners and the public increase their awareness of the conduct and outcome of criminal proceedings and trials.

    Statistical data and reports of the UN monitoring and standard-setting tools and instruments.

    Experts' reports.

    Project narrative and final reports.

    Reports of other international organisations working in Kazakhstan.

    Websites of the training institutions and professional associations
     
    Kazakh authorities maintain the focus on PCA integration with regard to judicial reform.

    Reforms will continue and the means necessary for their facilitation will be available.

    Availability of the necessary financial and other resources.
    Availability of experts.
    Activities

    Project Purpose 0 (JP/3222)
      -> Criminal proceedings and trials are based on human rights standards


      Expected Result 0.1 Criminal proceedings and trials are based on fair trial requirements for adversarial proceedings, publicity, and impartiality.

    (38279)
    22/10/2014
    - 24/10/2014

    Completed

     
    Needs assesmnet mission to Astana
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)
    (39079)
    29/01/2015
    Completed

     
    Project Steering Committee meeting
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (2)
    (39259)
    02/03/2015
    - 03/03/2015

    Completed

     
    Round-table on a possible accession by Kazakhstan to the Council of Europe Conventions in the criminal field
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (3)
    (39080)
    19/03/2015
    Planned

     
    Launching Event of the Joint Programme between the European Union and the Council of Europe “Support to the Kazakh authorities in improving the quality and efficiency of the Kazakh justice system”
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (4)
    (39474)
    26/05/2015
    - 27/05/2015

    Planned

     
    Study visit of the Kazakh delegation to the Lithuanian Bar Association
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (5)
    (39475)
    28/05/2015
    - 29/05/2015

    Planned

     
    Training session on the Right to a fair trial under international human rights standards
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (6)
    (39572)
    28/05/2015
    - 29/05/2015

    Planned

     
    Round-table on the newly created institution of the investigative judges as introduced by the new Criminal Procedure Code of Kazakhstan
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (7)
    (39696)
    20/07/2015
    Planned

     
    Expert meeting - expertise to improve access to judicial decisions through a unified database of court decisisons
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (8)
    (40082)
    28/09/2015
    - 29/09/2015

    Planned

     
    Training session on the Right to a fair trial under international human rights standards
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (9)
    (40081)
    16/10/2015
    Planned

     
    Project Steering Committee meeting
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (10)
    (40084)
    28/10/2015
    - 29/10/2015

    Planned

     
    Training session on the Right to a fair trial under international human rights standards
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (11)
    (40660)
    18/01/2016
    Planned

     
    Presentation of the Report
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (12)
    (41376)
    01/03/2016
    - 14/03/2016

    Completed

     
    Expertise on the principle of non-extradition of nationals and its application in CoE member states
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (13)
    (41377)
    10/04/2016
    - 25/04/2016

    Completed

     
    Overview of the Criminal Legislation of EU Member States as Referred to Non-pecuniary Bribery Benefits
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (14)
    (41374)
    11/05/2016
    - 12/05/2016

    Completed

     
    Training on application of plea-bargaining
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (15)
    (41388)
    20/05/2016
    - 25/06/2016

    Under way

     
    Expert report on reopening and reconsidering of cases in criminal proceedings
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (16)
    (41375)
    09/06/2016
    - 10/06/2016

    Planned

     
    Training on application of plea-bargaining
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (17)
    (43002)
    09/01/2017
    - 11/01/2017

    Completed

     
    Assessment mission on selection of prosecutors
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (18)
    (42998)
    23/02/2017
    Completed

     
    Prison Forum
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (19)
    (42999)
    15/03/2017
    - 16/03/2017

    Completed

     
    Working meeting of the NPM group leades
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (20)
    (43001)
    23/03/2017
    - 24/03/2017

    Completed

     
    Working visit of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Kazakhstan to Strasbourg
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (21)

      Expected Result 0.2 Protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms in criminal justice system expanded / Criminal proceedings are open to public scrutiny. Judges, prosecutors and defence lawyers acquire fair trial skills

    (39470)
    14/07/2015
    - 17/07/2015

    Planned

     
    Training on Mental Health Issues and Monitoring of Psychiatric Institutions
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)
    (39695)
    07/09/2015
    - 09/09/2015

    Planned

     
    Assesment mission and report on evaluation of the functioning of the mediation in criminal matters in Kazakhstan
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (2)
    (39471)
    08/09/2015
    - 11/09/2015

    Planned

     
    Training on Mental Health Issues and Monitoring of Psychiatric Institutions
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (3)
    (40083)
    12/10/2015
    - 13/10/2015

    Planned

     
    Study visit: DUTCH RESTORATIVE JUSTICE MODEL AND MEDIATION IN CRIMINAL MATTERS
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (4)
    (39753)
    23/11/2015
    - 25/11/2015

    Planned

     
    Training on Monitoring isolators and police stations
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (5)
    (39752)
    14/03/2016
    - 16/03/2016

    Planned

     
    Training on Monitoring isolators and police stations
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (6)
    (41373)
    24/06/2016
    Planned

     
    Seminar on presentation of the report on the functioning of mediation in criminal matters in the Republic of Kazakhstan
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (7)
    (42263)
    28/09/2016
    - 30/09/2016

    Completed

     
    Consultation of the Kazakh national human rights institutions with the CoE Secretariat
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (8)
    (41991)
    24/10/2016
    - 10/12/2016

    Planned

     
    Support to the elaboration of the National Anti-torture Strategy
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (9)
    (42259)
    24/10/2016
    - 25/10/2016

    Completed

     
    Trainings on technics of visiting places of deprivation of liberty and interviewing detained persons
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (10)
    (42260)
    27/10/2016
    - 28/10/2016

    Completed

     
    Trainings on technics of visiting places of deprivation of liberty and interviewing detained persons
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (11)
    (42988)
    16/05/2017
    - 17/05/2017

    Planned

     
    First NPM Forum
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (12)
    (43463)
    29/08/2017
    - 30/08/2017

    Completed

     
    International conference ''Constitution and Modernization of Society and the State''
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (13)



     
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