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Nariman Turegaliev: The systemic problem of persons with disabilities arises due to the lack of communication between state bodies

by December 9, 2019 Study

The Senate hosted the final meeting of the Working Group to develop proposals to ensure the rights and improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities.

Under the chairmanship of Senator Nariman Turegaliev, the group held 6 meetings and 2 hearings over 2.5 months . In total, more than 80 proposals were submitted. However, some recommendations were withdrawn, others need to be finalized, and still others will be considered by authorized bodies as part of legislative activity in 2020.

As a result of the work, it turned out that the country has an insufficient number of rehabilitation centers and the mechanisms for early diagnosis of children with special needs are not fully implemented. The issue of barrier-free environment and access to education for children with disabilities is still relevant.

Based on the results of the discussions, problems of a systemic nature were identified, associated with the lack of interagency cooperation between both central and local government agencies. The working group has become a good dialogue platform for promoting legislative initiatives. We propose the creation of a new Unified National Coordinating and Consultative Body for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, suggested N. Turegaliev.

The group included deputies of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, representatives of central and local executive bodies, heads of state institutions of social and educational spheres, as well as persons with disabilities and representatives of non-governmental organizations.

Source: Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan