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Senators adopted the Law stepping up the protection of the national interests of Kazakhstan at the international level

25.02.2021 71

The procedure for taking countermeasures, as well as suspension of international treaties or their individual provisions, if other parties fail to comply with their obligations, has been legally defined in Kazakhstan. The innovation is set in the Law “On Making Amendments and Additions to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On International Treaties of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, adopted today by deputies at the Senate session. The Senate Speaker expressed the hope that in the future this Law would contribute towards greater protection of the national interests of our state.

“The Law adopted today offers additional opportunities to protect our national interests at the international level. Henceforth, there will be a possibility of retaliatory steps on the part of Kazakhstan should the other party to an international agreement fail to comply or improperly comply with its obligations. To this end, the Law provides for the provisions to suspend the implementation of international treaties or their individual provisions,” Maulen Ashimbayev emphasized. 

Today, deputies have also considered and adopted the Law “On Ratification of the Agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Korea on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons”. This means that the countries may now transfer convicts to each other. To do this, the committed act must be recognized as a crime in both states, the transfer must be agreed to by both states, and the convicted person should give his/her written consent for the return. The central authority implementing the provisions of the Agreement for the Republic of Kazakhstan is the Prosecutor General’s Office. 

Also today, senators have passed the Law “On Ratification of the Protocol on Amendments to the Agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Mongolia on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters of October 22, 1993”. The document defines clear functions of judiciary and law enforcement agencies for the provision of legal assistance in civil and criminal proceedings.  

Senators announced at the Session the existing deputy inquiries. Deputy Murat Baktiyaruly brought up the topic of the necessity to intensify a comprehensive study of the Asharshylyk theme. The issues of agricultural science support as a factor in the agricultural sector development were presented in the address of Sultan Dyussembinov. Lyazzat Suleimen touched upon the problems in the field of higher legal education and suggested her vision of their solution. Senator Dana Nurzhigitova proposed to expand the production of TV content exhibiting the national values of the people of Kazakhstan. Deputy Dinar Nuketayeva proposed to assign the name of Rafika Nurtazina to one of the Almaty schools for the 100th anniversary of the Honored Teacher of Kazakhstan and Hero of Socialist Labor.

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