Astana. February 22, 2018. The Coordinating Council on ensuring the rule of law, law enforcement and combating crime discussed the expansion of the scope of application of measures of restraint and punishment, alternative to detention and imprisonment, as well as reducing the repressiveness of criminal legislation in the General Prosecutor's Office,.
The relevance of the consideration of the issue is due to the implementation of the President's Message regarding the further humanization of law enforcement activities.
The chairman of the Constitutional Council Kairat Mami, the chairman of the Supreme Court Zhakip Assanov, Assistant to the President - Secretary of the Security Council Vladimir Zhumakanov, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Talgat Donakov and members of the Coordinating Council took part in the event.
Having discussed the existing judicial and investigative practice, the participants stressed the importance of strengthening the inter-agency cooperation and developed a set of measures aimed at further humanization of law enforcement activities, without reducing the citizens’ level of security and safety.
The possibility of extending the scope of application of alternative punishments to deprivation: the introduction of public works for crimes and the restriction of freedom for certain economic, official and property deeds, as well as reducing the size of fines and bail are considered.
During the meeting, the attention of law enforcement bodies was stressed on the necessity of an individual approach to the issue of choosing a preventive measure, taking into account the totality of circumstances characterizing the suspect and the accused and also the adequacy to the committed act.
In order to establish a uniform and wide application of the preventive measures not related to isolation from society, the General Prosecutor has prepared an Instruction to the heads of criminal prosecution bodies and prosecutors of the regions.
A number of specific recommendations were developed based on the results of the Coordinating Council.
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