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Sergey Marinin

An independent researcher from Kazakhstan. Most of his career so far has been connected to the OSCE broader network: Sergey graduated from the OSCE Academy in Bishkek with a Master’s degree in Politics and Security in Central Asia. He worked with OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation missions in Kazakhstan. He was also a Research Fellow at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Secretariat in Copenhagen working on election observation and human rights issues in Central Asia and Eastern Partnership countries. Prior to that, Sergey worked for Kazakhstan’s Human Rights Commissioner’s Office as a consultant on National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) dealing with problems of ill-treatment and torture.

Key Kazakh interests in working with Europe

During the past decade, a significant boost was given to cooperation between Kazakhstan and the European Union (EU). In 2015, an Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) was signed...