Vitaliy Gromov (2000)

Almaty , KAZ
Vitaliy Gromov is a staff attorney with Special Olympics Kazakhstan (SOK), a non-governmental organization in Almaty, Kazakhstan, that assists people with developmental disabilities in adapting to everyday life through participation in sports and physical education. At SOK, Vitaliy specializes in representing mentally disabled people in court proceedings and advocating for their rights in the society. As a PILnet International Fellow, Vitaliy analyzed the comparative rights and privileges of disabled people in the U.S. and in Kazakhstan, and planned to develop a legislative database in this area. Upon his return to Kazakhstan, he continued to monitor legislative developments in disability rights and protections, provide legal representation to disabled people, and educate the public about developments in the area of disability law.