New measures of administrative and legal influence introduced in Kazakhstan
The General Prosecutor’s Office of Kazakhstan held an expanded meeting of the National Commission for Women and Family and Demographic Policy under the President of Kazakhstan chaired by State Secretary Gulshara Abdykalikova, Akorda’s press service reported.
The meeting was attended by the deputies of the Mazhilis of the Parliament, members of the Government, the National Commission for Women and Demographic Policy under the President of Kazakhstan, the Advisory Board of the General Prosecutor’s Office, representatives of the state bodies, international and non-governmental organizations and the mass media.
Opening the meeting, G. Abdykalikova noted that 124 states in the world, including Kazakhstan, have the laws directly aimed at combating the domestic violence. The Presidential Decree of December 6, 2016 approved the Concept of Family and Gender Policy in Kazakhstan until 2030. It is aimed at addressing the issues of increasing the effectiveness of the family protection system and reducing the facts of violence in it, including on the basis of gender.
The information was heard from the General Prosecutor’s Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs on measures to strengthen the prevention of family and domestic offenses, law enforcement practices and the improvement of legislation in the sphere of family and household relations.
According to the General Prosecutor’s Office, the Roadmap was developed within the framework of the large-scale social project “Kazakhstan without Domestic Violence” aimed at creating effective prevention mechanisms, interagency cooperation, a system for effective assistance to victims of violence and rehabilitation of offenders.
In turn, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported on the introduction of new administrative and legal measures, such as a protective order and special requirements for behavior, allowing to limit the contact of the offender with the victim, minors or incapacitated members of victim’s family. This restriction makes it possible to evict a family rowdy from the dwelling (if the offender has another dwelling) temporarily (up to 30 days).
Since April last year, a legislative provision has been introduced that allows the family rowboat to prohibit the use of alcoholic beverages (even at home) for a period of three months to one year.
In general, from the beginning of the law “On the Prevention of Domestic Violence” (2010), there has been a decrease in the level of domestic crime in the country by an average of 10%. So, in 2014 6 thousand people were involved in causing light damage to health and beatings to administrative responsibility, and in 2016 – only 718.
Following the meeting, State Secretary G. Abdykalikova gave a number of specific instructions to the state authorities to eliminate the domestic violence.
Source: Kazakhstan 2050