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The Senate Committee considered law-regulating documents between Kazakhstan and Brazil

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The Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Judicial System and Law Enforcement Agencies of the Senate chaired by Vladimir Volkov held an extended session where law-regulating documents between Kazakhstan and Brazil were considered.

At the opening of the session, Committee Chairman Vladimir Volkov noted that citizens of our country have developed a tendency to travel abroad. Being there they get into different life situations, and, unfortunately, not always joyful. Therefore, the need for legal regulation of these relations is increasing.

During the session, Deputy Prosecutor-General Marat Akhmetzhanov reported that three basic treaties on criminal matters were concluded between Kazakhstan and the Federative Republic of Brazil. “This measure has allowed us to enhance confidence between our countries and to provide assistance where necessary.”

The first issue for discussion by deputies was the bill “On Ratification of the Treaty between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Federative Republic of Brazil on Extradition.” This document will enable the extradition of wanted persons between the two countries for bringing them to criminal responsibility or enforcing a court sentence.

The next topic presented at the session was the bill “On Ratification of the Treaty between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Federative Republic of Brazil on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters.” The adoption of this bill will bring an opportunity for providing mutual legal assistance in criminal matters’ proceedings, including any measures taken in connection with the investigation or prosecution of crimes.

Senator Nurlan Beknazarov, who spoke as a co-rapporteur, emphasized that the adoption of the document would allow our fellow countrymen to serve time at home and speed up the social rehabilitation process.

Additionally, senators reviewed the bill “On Ratification of the Treaty between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Federative Republic of Brazil on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons.” According to representatives of the General Prosecutor’s Office, this document will strengthen cooperation between law enforcement agencies of the two countries in case of crimes committed by foreigners and our citizens in another country.

In conclusion of the discussion, Vladimir Volkov noted that the ratification of the treaties will promote the establishment in Kazakhstan of an international legal regime aimed at improving the effectiveness of cooperation between the two countries in crime prevention.

Source: Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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