Democracy

KazakhstanParliament_commentaryIn 2013 Kazakhstan’s government has to implement concrete measures for moving responsibilities and powers from the center of the country to rural regions in order to strengthen local executive authorities and Kazakhstan’s democracy. Through local authorities the government needs to provide the population with a real opportunity to independently and responsibly resolve the local- scale issues.

Additionally, Kazakhstan should qualitatively improve the personnel of the public service sector through introduction of improved methods of selection and professional training. The “New Public Service” Law provides improvements to counter corruption, increase the transparency of the selection of public servants selection, and promote the best personnel.

Reforming the Criminal system as well as Criminal Proceeding legislation is critical. An emphasis should be made on further humanization, including decriminalization of economic infringements.