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.
Russia takes over UN Security Council presidency
UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM - Russia assumed on Tuesday the one-month rotational presidency of the United Nations Security Council.