Kazakhstan General Prosecution Office to develop draft law on peaceful meetings and rallies

20 октября 2011, 16:27
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Kazakhstan General Prosecution Office will prepare a draft law with notification-based permit for peaceful meetings, rallies and demonstrations, KazTAG reports citing Tastemir Abishev, secretary of the Human Rights Commission of Kazakhstan President.

“According to the Human Rights Commission, there is a certain position, it is widely supported. The General Prosecution Office along with the community and respective authorities will be developing a draft law on peaceful meetings. The focus will be placed on notification nature of permits for peaceful meetings and rallies. It is highly likely that recommendation of the national plan will be acted upon,” Abishev said at the round-table meeting during presentation of the reviews of the national action plan on human rights for 2009-2012.

In the other words, if this law is passed those wishing to hold a rally would only need to notify the authorities on their intention and would be able to forgo the lengthly progedures of getting an official permit and approval for their rally.

The project called Monitoring of implementation of the national action plan on human rights has been implemented in Kazakhstan since March 1, 2011 with support from the European Union. The project is run by Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law, Legal Policy Research Center (LPRC) and MediaNet International Journalism Center. The total budget of 2-year project is 240 thousand Euro ($333 thousand).

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