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.
Turkmenistan proposes UN to convene Forum on Security in Central Asia
ASHGABAT. KAZINFORM While speaking at the general debates of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov proposed to convene the Forum on Security and Cooperation in Central Asia under the UN auspices, the UN News Centre reported.
Kazakhstan has made comprehensive legal reforms that will improve the structure of the rule of law – German Ambassador