The ICJ welcomes this opportunity to submit its comments to the Human Rights Committee for the preparation of the list of issues for the first Periodic Report of Kazakhstan.
In this submission, the ICJ focuses on questions arising under article 14 of the Covenant concerning inadequate protection of the right to a fair trial. Among the fair trial concerns are those related to judicial independence; the right of defence by a lawyer of choice; and undue impediments to lawyers in the exercise of their professional functions.
This submission will also address concerns arising under article 7 of the Covenant related to deficiencies in legal and practical protection against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
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