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Enhance the contribution of civil society to the drafting and implementation of Kazakhstan’s upcoming Second National Human Rights Action Plan

COUNTRY Kazakhstan

TYPE OF PROJECT Civil society
Human rights

PERIOD March 2014 – February 2015

DONOR European Union

BUDGET €285.000

BENEFICIARY Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law

Kazakhstan Uzbekistan Kyrgyz Republic Turkmenistan Tajikistan
DESCRIPTION

Presently the authorities of Kazakhstan will start development of the new Human Rights Action Plan for 2014-2020 in line with the Legal Policy Concept for 2010-2020. The contractor will, with partners, assist state in drafting, adopting and monitoring of the implementation of the above-mentioned plan.

Outcome:

To achieve the overall goal and resolve the aforementioned problems, the specific objectives have been defined as follows: to assist state bodies in drafting and adopting the new National Human Rights Action Plan for 2014-2020 and make it fully compliant with international human rights standards and the international commitments of Kazakhstan, including those pertaining to the UN, the OSCE, the UPO and others via participation in the sessions of the Working Group to develop an HR Action Plan (in which the Bureau is a member), Experts Council under the Commissioner for Human Rights in Kazakhstan, Human Rights Commission under the President of RK, and so on; to organize public discussions on the HR Action Plan development progress; and to set up a dialogue between state structures responsible for the new HR Action Plan development and civil society institutions regarding development and adoption on the legislative framework of the new HR Action Plan 2014-2020 with clearly defined realistic actions aimed at bringing the national legislation in compliance with the international principles and standards and realistic deadlines to be met and taking into account the lengthy implementation period: from 2014-2020.

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