Kazakhstan, Astana, Sept. 24 / Trend D. Mukhtarov /
The annual two-week meeting of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE / ODIHR) has started in Warsaw today to review the fulfilment of commitments in the human dimension by OSCE member states.
An official delegation led by Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Usen Suleimen is attending from the Kazakh side. The delegation included representatives of the General Prosecutor's Office, the Central Election Commission, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science, the Ministry of Justice and the Agency for Religious Affairs of Kazakhstan, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Moreover, representatives of non-governmental organizations of OSCE member-states as well as from Kazakhstan traditionally attend this event.
In his opening speech, Suleiman informed the delegates about the Kazakh government's work on the political modernisation of the country including the activity within the implementation of 'Strategy - 2050' initiated by President Nazarbayev.
Also mentioned was the law on the establishment of a national preventive mechanism signed by the president aimed at preventing torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment on the implementation of the Concept of Legal Policy for 2010-2020. Kazakhstan's activity as a member of the UN Council on Human Rights for 2013-2015 was mentioned as well as the modernisation of criminal legislation, as well as the work of the consultative and advisory body under the Foreign Ministry 'Dialogue platform on human dimension' aimed at coordinating the positions and generation of new ideas and approaches to Kazakhstan's political development.
In conclusion, Suleiman urged Western partners operating in Kazakhstan, for a constructive dialogue with Astana to facilitate the implementation of strategic plans for the country's political development.
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