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

In general, the modern Kazakh society develops in the direction of acknowledging the value of each individual, recognition and protection of its dignity, approving the idea of inherent and inalienable human rights and freedoms. The Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan safeguards system for achieving this rather complex and important target.

Among the latest serious improvements in the sphere of democratization and human rights, I would like to mention amendments and additions to the Constitution of Kazakhstan introduced in 2007, aimed at further strengthening of legislative power, development of local self-government, handover of the arrest approval issues from the prosecutor's office to courts, and considerable narrowing of the sphere of use of death penalty.

Also I would like to note that one of the factors of promotion of human rights in the state is the level of activity of civil society, various organizations, including those which are active in human rights sphere. They are perceived as an indicator of openness of the state to new reforms. Therefore, Kazakhstan attaches great importance to the development of its civil society and to the establishment of the constructive dialogue with it.

Currently, within the framework of the given cooperation and for the purpose of realization of the main directions of the legal policy in the country, two essential documents – the National Action Plan for 2009 – 2012 and the Concept of Legal Policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2010 – 2020 were approved.

We are firmly convinced that these documents are necessary to pursue more effective, coherent and coordinated policy in the sphere of human rights with the involvement of state agencies, NGOs and international organizations.