Anastassiya Miller, PILnet Senior Legal Officer, in collaboration with  Masha Lisitsyna, Open Society Justice Initiative Senior Managing Legal Officer, wrote an article entitled Litigating Torture in Central Asia: Lessons Learned from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, which examines creative legal strategies to obtain reparations for survivors of torture and the families of those who died in custody based on UN treaty bodies’ decisions in individual cases.

This was published as part of Implementing Human Rights Decisions: Reflections, Successes, and New Directions, a capstone series from The Human Rights Law Implementation Project and Open Society Justice Initiative, as an “updated” version of  their 2012 report From Judgment to Justice. The series covers some of the top-line findings drawn from HRLIP’s research, as well as the Justice Initiative’s experience advocating for the implementation of human rights decisions.

Anastassiya has worked for PILnet for two years, following her year as a PILnet International Fellow. She is a Kazakh human rights lawyer with more than 10 years of experience in the human rights field, focusing on strategic litigation nationally and internationally.