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Kazakhstan to abolish the death penalty
24 September 2020

At the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations Kairat Omarov has signed the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aimed at the abolition of the death penalty.

In December 2019, the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to begin the process of accession to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in the framework of political reforms in the country. This will lead the way to the abolishment of the death penalty in the Central Asian country.

source: commonspace.eu with agencies

photo: The Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations Kairat Omarov signs the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, at UN headquarters in New York on 23 September 2020 (picture courtesy of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry)

 

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