By Sergey Marinin
CAP Paper 222 (CAAF Fellows Papers), July 2019
Sergey Marinin is an independent researcher, specialized in politics and democratic governance in Central Asia. Most of his career has been connected to the OSCE broader network: he graduated from the OSCE Academy in Bishkek with an M.A. in Politics and Security in Central Asia and worked with OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation missions in Kazakhstan. He was also a Research Fellow at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Secretariat in Copenhagen, where he worked on election observation and human rights issues in Central Asia. Prior to that, Sergey worked for Kazakhstan’s Human Rights Commissioner’s Office as a consultant on the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) dealing with problems of ill-treatment and torture.