Kazakhstan: ICJ expert opinion on the use of decisions of the UN Committee Against Torture in proceedings before domestic courts

Europe and Central Asia
Issue: UN Mechanisms
Document Type: Analysis Brief
Date: 2015

The ICJ presented its opinion in regard to the case of Oleg Evloev v. Kazakhstan. The underlying matters in the proceeding had been the subject of a decision by the UN Committee against Torture (CAT).

The ICJ outlined the States’ obligations under the UN Convention Against Torture, the Procedure under Article 22 of the Convention, as well as the National Courts’ role vis-a-vis the decisions of the CAT.


Róisín Pillay, Director, Europe Programme, roisin.pillay(a)icj.org
Temur Shakirov, Legal Adviser, Europe Programme, temur.shakirov(a)icj.org

Russia-Evloev expert opinion-Advocacy-analysis brief-2015-eng (full text in PDF)

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