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Amangeldy Shormanbaev

Amangeldy Shormanbaev

HRD, Lawyer
International Legal Initiative Foundation

Amangeldy Shormanbaev is a human rights defender and expert at the International Legal Initiative in Kazakhstan. The organisation focuses on promotion of human rights, rule of law, democracy and civil society. Staff of the International Legal Initiative engage in human rights monitoring, advocacy, legal support, reporting and recommendations for international human rights organisations.


Human rights defenders (HRDs) in Kazakhstan are faced with physical and verbal threats, acts of intimidation, judicial harassment, and arbitrary detention; their work continues to be hindered by legislative obstacles that vastly infringe on the rights to freedom of association, assembly, and expression, as well as human rights monitoring and promotion.