National frameworks to address hate crime in Kazakhstan

This page provides information on the national frameworks to address hate crime in Kazakhstan. The information provided here should be viewed alongside data presented on Kazakhstan's hate crime report page.


Hate crime recording and data collection

Hate crimes are registered by law enforcement agencies in the same way as any other crime. The process is governed by the "Rules for the reception and registration of an application, a report or a report on criminal offenses, as well as the maintenance of a single register of pre-trial investigations" approved by Order No. 89 of the General Prosecutor of the Republic of Kazakhstan, dated 19 September 2014.

When information about a crime is received, police officers fill out an electronic registration document in the information system of the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations. This is an automated database containing information on the reasons for initiating the pre-trial investigation, procedural steps and actions taken, criminal proceedings and the victim and perpetrator in criminal proceedings.

The collection of statistical data is carried out by the Committee on Legal Statistics and Special Accounts of the General Prosecutor's Office. Statistical information is generated on the basis of the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations. These crime statistics are published on the official website of the Committee on Legal Statistics and Special Accounts.


Hate crime victim support

There is no general, state-run victim support system in Kazakhstan.

However, the state does offer some support to victims of human trafficking. Support to victims of certain crimes, such as domestic violence, or certain categories of victim, such as children, is provided by civil society organizations (CSOs). CSOs mostly rely on grants and, to some extent, on government support.

There is a state compensation fund for victims of crime. Compensation is available to child victims of sexual violence, victims of crime related to human trafficking or torture, victims who suffered serious health deterioration or were infected with HIV/AIDS, as well as the families of deceased victims. There are no special services or compensation offered to victims of hate crime.   

Please note that the above text may be subject to updates based on information provided by the National Point of Contact