The improvement of legislation on combating torture and protecting children from bullying was discussed at the Dialogue Platform on the Human Dimension under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

At the next meeting of the Consultative and Advisory Body "Dialogue Platform on the Human Dimension" (CSR "DPCHI") under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, the issues of preparation for the protection of the national report of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment were considered.

The event was chaired by Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Usen Suleimenov. In his opening speech, he stressed that the topic of countering torture continues to be acute and exciting for society, and today's meeting of the dialogue platform is a good opportunity to compare watches between government agencies and the civil sector.

A representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan made a report on this issue on the part of state bodies, who highlighted in detail the work on improving national legislation and reforms of the department in the field of combating torture. On the part of the civil sector, specific proposals were made by representatives of the NGO "Kadyr-Kasiyet", the KMBHR, the Coalition of NGOs of Kazakhstan against Torture, the Charter for Human Rights and the Center for Applied Research "Talap".

The second issue on the Agenda was the discussion of the protection of children from bullying as part of absolute freedom from torture. Within the framework of this item, the report of the NGO "United Children's and Youth Organization "Zhas Ulan" and the proposals of the NGO "Kadyr-Kasiyet" were presented, which were highly appreciated by the participants of the meeting for their novelty and modern approaches.

As part of the subsequent discussion, which was open and productive, the participants presented a large number of specific proposals and methods for implementing reforms in the areas under discussion.

At the end of the event, U. Suleimenov thanked the participants and urged them to continue the active joint work of all branches of government together with the civil sector to further strengthen the system of human rights protection in our country.

The meeting was traditionally attended by deputies of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Secretary of the Human Rights Commission under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, representatives of the Supreme Court, the Constitutional Council, the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Kazakhstan, interested ministries, Kazakhstani human rights NGOs, as well as guests of the platform – representatives of international partners, including the UN Development Program, OSCE, the European Union, U.S. and Canadian Embassies in Nur-Sultan and USAID. from Central Communications Service under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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