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Review of the Kazakhstan Commission on Access to Information

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The report assesses the enforcement of the Republic of Kazakhstan's law on access to information with a focus on the practices of the Kazakhstan Commission on Access to Information. It benchmarks the Commission’s mandate and functions against those of similar access-to-information oversight bodies in OECD countries. The report compares the legal nature and the institutional structure of these institutions, focusing on the availability and effectiveness of appeal mechanisms. It proposes ways to align the Commission with similar bodies in OECD countries by adopting good practices or revising current legislation.

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Mandate of the oversight body for access to information

Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan of 31 December 2015 No. 1175 provides that: “5. The main objectives of the Commission shall include: 1) develop proposals on the issues of access to information; 2) consider proposals and review the practice of implementing the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in social relations linked to access to information that does not relate to sensitive information; 3) develop recommendations based on the analysis of the practice of implementing the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in social relations linked to access to information that does not relate to sensitive information.”

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