Senate ratifies a number of international instruments
At the Senate meeting, the Agreement on Cooperation between the CIS Member States in the fight against crimes in the field of information technology was ratified .
The bill was introduced in the Senate by Interior Minister Yerlan Turgumbayev. The document broadens and strengthens the international framework for combating crimes in the field of information technology, bringing together the national laws of the participating states in this area.
Ratification of the Agreement will allow to intensify the interaction of the CIS member states, to increase the effectiveness of the joint interdepartmental preventive, operational search measures and special operations for the identification, suppression and disclosure of crimes committed using information technology.
Senators have ratified the Protocol amending the Agreement between the Government s Kazakhstan and and Kyrgyzs Thane of checkpoints across the state border .
The Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Beibut Atamkulov, explained that the Protocol amends the status of the Sartobe and Aukhatta checkpoints from two sided to multilateral international, as well as changes the name of the Kazakhstan Novovoskresenovka checkpoint to Sypatay Batyr.
Ratification of the Protocol will allow to unload the checkpoints Karasu and Kordai, as well as create favorable conditions for improving cross border cooperation in developing trade and economic relations with Kyrgyzstan.
Senator M. Zholdasbayev asked how the issue will be solved with an increase in the number of staff units. Deputy Chairman of the National Security Committee, Director of the Border Service, Darkhan Dilmanov, informed that passport control booths for entry and exit will be additionally installed, which will ensure compliance with the access control.
The Chamber has also ratified the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters .
The bill was introduced by the Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Magzum Mirzagaliev.
The protocol is part of the Aarhus Convention and adopted at an extraordinary meeting of the parties to the Aarhus Convention on May 21, 2003.
The document is the first legally binding international instrument on pollutant release and transfer registers. Its adoption will increase public access to information, as well as public participation in measures to prevent and reduce environmental pollution.
Accession to the Protocol will be a logical continuation of strengthening the cooperation of the Republic of Kazakhstan with other countries members of the United Nations within the framework of the implementation of the Aarhus Convention.
Source: Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan