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.
Kazakhstani MP, UN Special Rapporteur meet in Astana
ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Member of Majilis, the lower chamber of the Kazakh Parliament, and the chamber's Committee for international affairs, defense and security Kuanysh Sultanov met with UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and waters Baskut Tuncak in Astana on Friday.
Shinzō Abe's visit to Kazakhstan to foster Kazakh-Japanese economic cooperation - Ambassador Masayoshi Kamohara