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Cultural Diversity and Human Rights
October 14,2014   By:CSHRS

Pursuant to these international documents the Republic of Kazakhstan did a lot to harmonize the national legislation and adopted a number of laws regulating human rights and freedoms. We monitor their observance and protection using both national and international mechanisms. Many provisions have been implemented into the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The work on further implementation of norms of the ratified agreements in the sphere of human rights in the national legislation is currently under way.

Our state is very serious about implementation of commitments stipulated by the Conventions, which were ratified by Kazakhstan. Efforts recently made by Kazakhstan's governmental bodies and non-governmental organizations in the area of human rights education are becoming more visible and effective; a path of consistent dissemination of information and knowledge about human rights has been selected. This is encouraged by the systematized process of accession of the state to international human rights agreements. Besides, we have established a process of the state's accountability for the commitments undertaken.

Since its independence, Kazakhstan has been consistently doing a lot to protect human rights and freedoms. The independent judicial system has been developed and is being continuously enhanced. The special institutional body for protection of the rights of citizens --the Ombudsman -- has been established. His work complements existing state human rights protecting mechanisms. In particular, the Ombudsman is an official institution whose responsibility is to protect rights of individuals against unjust actions from state agencies, judicial instances, officials, etc and to prevent abuses. According to his mandate, the Ombudsman is a kind of people's lawyer, protecting a particular person whose rights are violated. 

In the period since its existence, the Ombudsman institution has found its place in the legal system of the state, and has been known both to public authorities, civil society and to the citizens. For a number of public agencies, government, structural subdivisions of the Presidential Administration, the Ombudsman institution is an advisory body in the sphere of human rights and freedoms. In general, the Ombudsman successfully complements the existing state instruments for protection of human and individual rights and freedoms, provides additional guarantees for an individual as well as demonstrates a simpler, faster, more flexible and less order as opposed to other protective instruments. In this regard, it should be noted that the Ombudsman executes a double tasks: the firs--protection of citizens from abuses of state agencies and the second--support and thereby improvement of the work of these state agencies.