Chair, Executive Council
Aida Aidarkulova holds a PhD in Public International Law. Her research interests include human rights, reproductive human rights and the law of armed conflict. She has more than 12 years of professional experience in civil society sector in Kazakhstan. In 2006-2009 Aida has worked as an expert at the Institute for Law Monitoring, Expertise and Analyses in Astana. In this capacity she was involved to the legal expertise of the different draft laws initiated by the Government of Kazakhstan including the Medical Code, Ecological Code, Administrative Offences Code, legislation on the youth participation, and etc. Aida joined to Soros Foundation Kazakhstan in 2009 and as a Director of Law Reform Program, and she was responsible for different projects focused on rule of law, strengthening the bar, access to justice, access to information, human rights, and civil society development. In 2012 she became a Programs Director of the Foundation. She was appointed Chair of the Executive Council in April 2019.