Deputies of the Senate Committee on Socio-Cultural Development and Science at an extended meeting discussed the Law «On the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child regarding the communications procedure».
The document establishes a mechanism for considering individual complaints from children or their parents in cases of violation of the rights enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. According to the Protocol, children or their representatives can directly submit complaints about violations of their rights to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Ratification of the Protocol does not limit human rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
According to the senators, the adoption of the law will help improve the protection of children's rights and provide citizens of Kazakhstan with the right to international protection of their economic, social and cultural interests.
Following the discussion, the Committee members decided to send the law for consideration at a meeting of the Chamber.
(Press service of the Senate, 74-72-27. Photo by - A. Baizhumanov)