Optional Protocol to the
Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
7 February 2019
English, French, Russian and
Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel,
Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Visit to Kazakhstan undertaken from 20 to 29
September 2016: observations and
recommendations addressed to the State party
Report of the Subcommittee*, **
* In accordance with article 16 (1) of the Optional Protocol, the present report was transmitted
confidentially to the State party on 1 February 2017. On 18 January 2019, the State party requested
the Subcommittee to publish the report, in accordance with article 16 (2) of the Optional Protocol.
** The annexes to the present report are being circulated as received, in the language of submission only.