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.
UN chief to visit Jerusalem, Ramallah to broker peace
UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM - The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Jerusalem, Ramallah and other cities during his trip starting on Sunday to broker peace in the Middle East, the spokesperson's office said Saturday.