PACE launches movement for a decision in help of constitutional reforms in Kazakhstan

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In a movement for a decision in help of constitutional reforms in Kazakhstan, an Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) group of deputies urge the management of Kazakhstan to proceed its political reform programme, aimed toward strengthening the ideas of democracy, freedom, and the rule of regulation.

In the doc entitled “The Parliamentary Assembly Should Support Kazakhstan to Continue Its Democratic Reforms,” the PACE members notice “constitutional amendments adopted by the national referendum on June 5, 2022, meet Council of Europe standards”.

“We support the transition from the super-presidential model to a presidential republic, the redistribution of several powers, the strengthening of the role and the enhancement of the status of Parliament, the participation of the population in the governance of the country and the strengthening of the mechanisms for the protection of the citizens’ rights,” the doc reads.

Considering the progressive adjustments in Kazakhstan, deputies attraction the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe with a proposal to look at its ongoing and future relationship with Kazakhstan.

The movement for a decision was signed by 22 PACE members from Poland, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Ukraine, together with leaders of main political factions within the PACE such because the Group of the European People’s Party and the Group of the European Conservatives Group and the Democratic Alliance.

Kazakhstan has been cooperating with the Council of Europe and its buildings since 1997. Kazakhstan can take part in its partial prolonged agreements, which permit the Central Asia nation to work collectively on the problems of mutual curiosity. Now Kazakhstan participates in two agreements (the European Commission for Democracy via Law (Venice Commission) and the Group of States in opposition to Corruption (GRECO) and 4 conventions, together with the European Cultural Convention, via which Kazakhstan in 2010 joined the Bologna course of and have become the 47th (and first in Central Asia) full member of the European Higher Education Area.

US says referendum subsequent step in Kazakhstan’s political modernization

Meanwhile, the United States mentioned it strongly helps Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s political modernization and human rights reform agendas, and on this regard, the US welcomes the June 5 referendum as the subsequent step on this reform course of.

“We stand ready to assist Kazakhstan as you embark on the difficult road of democratizing your government, building transparent and responsive institutions , and strengthening human rights protections, in coordination with an independent civil society,” Uzra Zeya, the US Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights mentioned in her message to Special Representative of the President of Kazakhstan for International Cooperation Erzhan Kazykhan.

Zeya mentioned the US was dedicated to a safe, secure, affluent and democratic Kazakhstan and he or she hopes to debate Kazakhstan’s continued concrete achievements in the direction of democratic, responsive and accountable public governance.

Following Kazakhstan-US earlier agreements Zeya visited Kazakhstan to collectively with Kazykhan launch the High-Level Dialogue on Human Rights and Democratic reforms on April 11, 2022 in Nur-Sultan.

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