Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has signed a regulation ratifying the Second Non-obligatory Protocol to the Worldwide Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which entails a proper dedication to abolish the loss of life penalty, his press service mentioned.
In late September, the Second Non-obligatory Protocol was signed by Kazakhstan’s everlasting envoy to the United Nations, Kairat Umarov. The doc then went to the Kazakh parliament and was ratified by it on December 29.
The Second Non-obligatory Protocol to the Worldwide Covenant on Civil and Political Rights commits its signatories to making sure the abolition of loss of life penalty inside their jurisdiction, except battle time.
In 2003, the primary president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, signed a decree briefly suspending the loss of life penalty. This suspended the execution of all loss of life sentences however didn’t prohibit the courts from issuing loss of life sentences. Life imprisonment was launched in Kazakhstan in 2004 instead punishment.