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Kazakhstan to ratify UN corruption convention

Almaty. March 26. Kazakhstan Today - Kazakhstan prepares to ratify the convention of the United Nations against corruption. The chairman of the department of the international cooperation of the department of legal maintenance and the international cooperation of the Kazakhstan Agency on struggle against economic and corruption criminality Shingis Kabdula said at the opening OSCE seminar on criminalization of corruption. "Currently we have already coordinated with all state bodies the bill of joining to the UN convention on struggle against corruption and its ratifications," S. Kabdula informed. According to him, conformity of the Kazakhstan legislation to the norms of the convention is being studied. In his turn, the head of the OSCE Center in Almaty Ivar Vikki supported aspiration of Kazakhstan to join the international document. "Corruption is a real obstacle in the way to democratic stability and requires acceptance of the measures by all OSCE member states at the national and transnational level," he emphasized. The convention of the United Nations against corruption has been signed on December 9, 2003 in Merida (Mexico). As of January 2007, the document was signed by 140 countries and ratified by 81. The convention includes definition of 28 kinds of corruption crimes, the major part of which is not in the Criminal code of Kazakhstan.

Resourse: Kazakhstan Today

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