OSCE hails Kazakhstan’s steps taken to strengthen extra-judicial measures
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 11 / Trend , G.Dadashova /
Head of the OSCE Centre in Astana Ambassador Alexandre Keltchewsky said the structure welcomed steps taken by Kazakhstan in the sphere of strengthening extra-judicial measures in conflict prevention and protection of citizens' rights as part of a broader reform of the judicial system.
"Mediation, whether in criminal justice or commercial sphere, can prove an important tool to achieve an agreement between parties and to prevent possible social unrest," Keltchewsky said at online video seminar for regional prosecutors on international standards and national practices on mediation held in Astana today, OSCE reported.
"Through their work prosecutors should popularize the institution of mediation without interfering with the mediation process itself, and in this way promote mediation as an effective means of settling disputes out of court," Kazakh Deputy Prosecutor General Askar Sekishev said.
The one-day distance learning course for prosecutors from all regions of Kazakhstan was organized by the OSCE Centre in Astana jointly with the Training Institute of the Prosecutor General's Office of Kazakhstan.
The seminar focused on the challenges prosecutors face in the implementation of the Law "On mediation" when overseeing mediation activities in the country.