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PACE launches movement for a decision in assist of constitutional reforms in Kazakhstan

In a movement for a decision in assist of constitutional reforms in Kazakhstan, an Meeting of the Council of Europe (PACE) group of deputies urge the management of Kazakhstan to proceed its political reform programme, aimed toward strengthening the rules of democracy, freedom, and the rule of legislation.

Within the doc entitled “The Parliamentary Meeting Ought to Help Kazakhstan to Proceed Its Democratic Reforms,” the PACE members observe “constitutional amendments adopted by the nationwide referendum on June 5, 2022, meet Council of Europe requirements”.

“We assist the transition from the super-presidential mannequin to a presidential republic, the redistribution of a number of powers, the strengthening of the function and the enhancement of the standing of Parliament, the participation of the inhabitants within the governance of the nation and the strengthening of the mechanisms for the safety of the residents’ rights,” the doc reads.

Contemplating the progressive adjustments in Kazakhstan, deputies attraction the Parliamentary Meeting of the Council of Europe with a proposal to look at its ongoing and future relationship with Kazakhstan.

The movement for a decision was signed by 22 PACE members from Poland, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Ukraine, together with leaders of main political factions within the PACE such because the Group of the European Individuals’s Occasion and the Group of the European Conservatives Group and the Democratic Alliance.

Kazakhstan has been cooperating with the Council of Europe and its constructions since 1997. Kazakhstan can take part in its partial prolonged agreements, which permit the Central Asia nation to work collectively on the problems of mutual curiosity. Now Kazakhstan participates in two agreements (the European Fee for Democracy by means of Regulation (Venice Fee) and the Group of States in opposition to Corruption (GRECO) and 4 conventions, together with the European Cultural Conference, by means of which Kazakhstan in 2010 joined the Bologna course of and have become the forty seventh (and first in Central Asia) full member of the European Larger Training Space.

US says referendum subsequent step in Kazakhstan’s political modernization

In the meantime, the US mentioned it strongly helps Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s political modernization and human rights reform agendas, and on this regard, the US welcomes the June 5 referendum as the following step on this reform course of.

“We stand prepared to help Kazakhstan as you embark on the tough highway of democratizing your authorities, constructing clear and responsive establishments , and strengthening human rights protections, in coordination with an impartial civil society,” Uzra Zeya, the US Beneath Secretary for Civilian Safety, Democracy, and Human Rights mentioned in her message to Particular Consultant of the President of Kazakhstan for Worldwide Cooperation Erzhan Kazykhan.

Zeya mentioned the US was dedicated to a safe, steady, affluent and democratic Kazakhstan and she or he hopes to debate Kazakhstan’s continued concrete achievements in the direction of democratic, responsive and accountable public governance.

Following Kazakhstan-US earlier agreements Zeya visited Kazakhstan to collectively with Kazykhan launch the Excessive-Degree Dialogue on Human Rights and Democratic reforms on April 11, 2022 in Nur-Sultan.

On June 24, Tokayev met OSCE Workplace for Democratic Establishments and Human Rights Director Matteo Mecacci, discussing the state and prospects for the event of cooperation between Kazakhstan and the OSCE/ODIHR within the subject of democracy improvement, human rights and the rule of legislation.

Tokayev recommended the signing of the MoU on cooperation between the Kazakhstan’s Ombudsperson for Human Rights Workplace and ODIHR. He emphasised that this can be a clear testimony of Kazakhstan’s willingness to have shut partnership with the ODIHR and dedication to OSCE values. The Head of State advised the ODIHR Director about the primary targets and goals of the continuing large-scale reforms aimed toward constructing a New Kazakhstan.

In flip, Mecacci warmly recalled the time of his work with the Head of our State throughout the OSCE Parliamentary Meeting and former visits to Kazakhstan.

The ODIHR Director burdened his willingness to additional strengthening cooperation with Kazakhstan and expressed satisfaction with the energetic improvement of cooperation with our nation. He additionally expressed assist for the large-scale reforms carried out underneath the management of President Tokayev and burdened that Kazakhstan is a vital accomplice of the OSCE.



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