Aina Shormanbayeva


Aina is a human rights defender and lawyer in Kazakhstan. She is president of the International Legal Initiative Public Foundation, which focuses on political and civil rights, including freedom of assembly and association, freedom of movement and freedom from slavery. Another important scope of its activity is education on human rights and the development of independent civil society. She provides legal assistance to vulnerable groups including political prisoners, trafficking victims, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Aina also studies draft legislation and advises law enforcement agencies, judges and lawyers across Central Asia on human rights issues. She has written widely about law and order in Kazakhstan.