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Maulen Ashimbayev: "The adopted law will improve the mechanisms for protecting human rights"

09.03.2023 322

A meeting of the Chamber was held under the chairmanship of the Speaker of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Maulen Ashimbayev, where the senators considered a number of issues and voiced their deputy requests.

During the meeting, the senators considered and adopted in two readings the draft Law "On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Civil Service Issues". The document is aimed at improving the efficiency of the activities of state bodies, the responsibility of political civil servants and the prevention of corruption crimes. As was noted during the meeting, the Law also contains provisions regarding the involvement of contract employees in state bodies, and the improvement of the rotation mechanism.

The deputies also considered the draft law “On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the issues of digitalization of public services within the framework of the unified state real estate cadaster”.

The norms of the document propose the provision of relevant rights to land through the web portal of the "Electronic Government" on a public cadastral map indicating digital information, the unification of identification documents for a land plot and a real estate object in urban areas into one "real estate cadastral passport". As a result of the discussion, the senators approved this bill in the first reading.

Conceptually supporting the novelties introduced by the draft law “On amendments and additions to the Criminal, Criminal Procedure and Penitentiary Codes of the Republic of Kazakhstan on human rights in the field of criminal justice, execution of punishment and prevention of torture and ill-treatment”, the deputies proposed to introduce a number of significant amendments. Thus, the document was adopted with amendments and additions made by the Senate.

The amendments made to the document are aimed at implementing the instructions of the President of the country arising from the Addresses, as well as at improving the norms of the Criminal, Criminal Procedure and Penitentiary Codes. Thus, among the 45 amendments there are norms concerning the strengthening of liability for torture, the introduction of criminal liability for cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, in the field of domestic violence, etc. In addition, the conditions for serving sentences in institutions of emergency and full security have been revised.

“The President of the country outlined the measures that need to be taken to ensure human rights in Kazakhstan. The Law adopted today is designed to strengthen the protection of the rights of citizens in the areas of criminal justice, the execution of sentences, and the prevention of torture and ill-treatment. In particular, the Law strengthens the protection of the rights of people convicted for the first time, seriously ill convicts and mothers with young children. I am sure that the Law will have a positive impact on improving the mechanisms for protecting human rights and freedoms,” Maulen Ashimbayev emphasized in his speech.

In addition, during the meeting, the senators voiced their parliamentary requests.

Amangeldy Nugmanov criticized the quality of roads in the regions of the Western region of the country. The senator proposed to implement a set of measures aimed at solving problems, including through additional funding and assigning responsible persons at the Government level.

Gauez Nurmukhambetov pointed out the problem of a critical decrease in the number of horses of the Kostanay breed, which could lead to the complete disappearance of the breed. Among the proposals of the deputy is legislative support for breeding work, as well as the development of a project for the conservation and reproduction of the Kostanay breed of horses.

Alisher Satvaldiev was indignant at the low level of material and technical equipment of the NVP classes and noted that military training in schools should be oriented towards robotics and IT technologies.

Nurtore Zhusip raised the issue of the shortage of simultaneous translation specialists and proposed a number of measures to train and improve the skills of personnel.

Sergei Ershov suggested raising salaries for rescuers and reducing their retirement age. The deputy believes that under extreme conditions in which rescuers have to work, their salary of 105,208 tenge and the retirement age of 63 years are the wrong approach.

Bibigul Zheksenbay spoke about the preparations for the spring flood. The senator voiced the problems that were identified by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Defense and Security during a recent meeting with government agencies and regional akimats.

Akmaral Alnazarova considers it important to create decent working conditions for the employees of the Forensic Examination Center, who protect the legitimate interests of our citizens and the state.

Andrey Lukin pointed out violations in customs control, which entail corruption risks. The problem, according to the senator, can be solved by strengthening control at the border and modernizing inspection and screening complexes.

(Press service of the Senate, 74-72-27. Courtesy of N. Baibulin)

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