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Return of stolen cars: Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan approves the agreement with the CIS countries

by December 7, 2017 Medical

After 12 years, the Parliament of Kazakhstan ratified the Agreement on cooperation of the CIS countries in the fight against theft of vehicles and ensuring their return.

The corresponding bill was adopted today at the session of the Senate of the Parliament. At the same time, the standing committees of the upper chamber of the Parliament did not have any comments or suggestions on this law.

The Agreement was signed on November 25, 2005, in Moscow. The development of this Agreement was caused by the need to ensure the protection of rights of the owners of stolen vehicles and the legal settlement of issues related to the return of said vehicles. Issues related to ensuring prompt mutual exchange of information from databases on registered wanted persons, detained and found vehicles, the procedure for dealing with requests, procedures and conditions for the return of stolen vehicles, as well as restoring them, including an exhaustive list of grounds for refusal to return them, � Minister of Internal Affairs Kalmukhanbet Kassymov told the Deputies.

According to him, in 12 years, 200 vehicles stolen and exported from Kazakhstan were discovered in CIS countries, and only 66 of them have been returned.

In this regard, it seems that ratification of the Agreement will facilitate the interaction of the relevant authorities of the Commonwealth. Earlier, the bill was not supported by a number of state agencies in connection with the financial costs. At the same time, this Agreement has already been ratified by Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Moldova. And experience testifies to the absence of budget expenditures related to its implementation, � the Interior Minister concluded.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan