December 6, 2018, Astana. Today, the Prosecutor General's Office of Kazakhstan with the participation of representatives of the Supervisory agencies of the United Arab Emirates, China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia held an international conference on strengthening interregional cooperation and coordination of efforts in the fight against organized crime.
The event was held on the initiative of the Kazakhstan side in order to unite efforts in the fight against transnational crime.
Sharing the experience of the measures taken to combat organized crime, the participants of the Conference noted that the effective prevention of new challenges and threats to security requires combining the efforts of law enforcement agencies of all interested countries.
Informing about the achievements of the Kazakhstan Prosecutor's Office in the field of international cooperation, the emphasis is placed on a set of legal documents, to which Kazakhstan is a party.
To date, the country is a full member of more than 100 multilateral conventions in the field of combating crime, as well as the protection of human rights and freedoms.
More than 60 bilateral agreements in this area have been concluded with the countries of Europe, Asia and America, including such major powers as China, India, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Kazakhstan has also become the first non - American country to accede to three inter-American conventions on mutual assistance in criminal matters and on extradition and serving criminal sentences abroad.
This year alone, the Prosecutor General's Office of Kazakhstan concluded seven interstate agreements with Mongolia, the United Arab Emirates, Brazil and Ukraine.
It is planned to sign a full package of international treaties with Macedonia.
As a result of this work, only this year 54 wanted persons have been returned to Kazakhstan, 99 of their citizens have been extradited to foreign states.
Kazakhstan has ratified almost all the fundamental UN conventions in the field of combating crime, including its organized forms.
Amendments and additions to the domestic criminal legislation were made In order to implement the norms of the UN Convention against transnational organized crime, ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2008.
Criminal liability has been introduced for the creation and management of transnational organized groups, organizations or communities, as well as participation in them (articles 264,265 of the Criminal code); a separate article of the Criminal code (article 266 of the Criminal code) provides for liability for financing the activities of a criminal group, as well as for the storage, distribution of property and the development of financing channels; the responsibility of leaders and participants of organized criminal groups, organizations and communities has been tightened.
For their part, the conference participants agreed that the key to the success of law enforcement agencies in combating transnational crime lies in improving an international cooperation.
They also expressed gratitude to the Kazakhstan side for the constructive cooperation and the opportunity to discuss the issues of further expansion of relations in the legal sphere.
We recall that in the framework of the international conference Kairat Kozhamzharov held bilateral meetings with the Federal Prosecutor of the UAE Mr. Al Shamsi, as well as the General Prosecutors of Kyrgyzstan Otkurbek Dzhamshitov, Tajikistan - Yusuf Rahmon, Uzbekistan - Otabek Murodov and Deputy Prosecutor General of Mongolia Erdenebat Ganbat.
Press service of the General Prosecutor's Office