28 February 2012, 18:00
Kazakhstan's accession to ICC discussed
ASTANA. February 28. KAZINFORM Kazakh Human Rights Commissioner Askar Shakirov met with Armen Harutyunyan, Regional Representative of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Central Asia, the press service of the Kazakh Ombudsman's Office told Kazinform.
Shakirov told about the progress of developing a Kazakh bill on the national mechanism to prevent torture and other cruel or degrading treatment or punishment, as well as the accession of the Office of the Ombudsman of Kazakhstan to the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC).
Harutyunyan expressed willingness to provide expert advice on the implementation of international obligations on human rights and freedoms by Kazakhstan.
Ban Ki-moon to visit Moscow on May 9, has plans to meet Putin
UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit Moscow to participate in the festivities marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany and he is also planning to have a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN secretary general, told reporters on Monday.