Statute of the Assembly of people of Kazakhstan

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APPROVED

 By  Decree of President

  the  Republic of Kazakhstan

  September 7, 2011 № 149 

STATUTE OF THE ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE OF KAZAKHSTAN

The present Statute in accordance with the legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan defines the status and powers of the Assembly of people of Kazakhstan, as well as the features of the organization of its interaction with the state bodies and public associations, the order of participation in the development and implementation of the state policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the sphere of interethnic relations. 

1. General provisions

1. The Assembly of people of Kazakhstan (hereinafter - Assembly) is an institution without a legal entity, formed by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, promoting the development and implementation of the state national policy.

2. The activities of the Assembly are conducted in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On the Assembly of people of Kazakhstan", other normative legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan and these Statute.

3. The financing of the Assembly is carried out in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 

2. The functions and powers of the Assembly

 

4. To ensure the implementation of the assigned tasks, the Assembly carries out following functions:

1) Assists in the development and implementation of state policy in the sphere of interethnic and interconfessional relations;

2) participates in the development and implementation of measures in the sphere of interethnic tolerance and social harmony, development of the state language and other languages of the people of Kazakhstan;

3) participate in the socio-political expertise of draft laws on public policy in the sphere of interethnic relations;

4) cooperates with the state bodies, organizations and civil society institutions, and international organizations on issues of interethnic tolerance and social harmony;

5) control on the consideration of the state bodies and officials making sessions of the Assembly and its Board;

6) promotes improvements in of the state policy in the sphere of interethnic at the regional level;

7) within its competence provides methodological assistance to public authorities, organizations and ethnocultural association;

8) promotes the model of interethnic tolerance and social harmony in the country and abroad;

9) carries out monitoring of status of interethnic relations;

10) makes recommendations and implements practical measures to resolve differences and disputes, preventing conflicts in the sphere of interethnic relations;

11) within its competence organize the work in support Kazakh diaspora in foreign countries in the conservation and development of the native language, culture and national traditions, to strengthen its links with the historical homeland, as well as promote the development of relations between Kazakhstan and other ethnic groups of Kazakhstan with their historical homeland;

12) carries out publishing activities, as necessary creates media;

13) organizes seminars, conferences and other events on interethnic relations;

14) under the current legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan accepts and provides charitable and sponsorship support;

15) carries out other activities within its competence, not contrary to the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

5. The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Leader of the Nation is a lifetime Chairman of the Assembly. The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan forms Assembly and defines the main directions of its activities, appoints the Deputy Chairman of the Assembly

6. Chairman of the Assembly manages the Assembly and carries out the general management of the activities of the Assembly, approves its program documents, acts on its behalf.

7. The highest governing body of the Assembly is the Session of the Assembly (hereinafter - Session), which consists of members of the Assembly and shall be convened in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On the Assembly of people of Kazakhstan".

8. The Session is entitled to make decisions on matters within its competence. Decisions of Sessions, except for the election of deputies of Mazhilis of RK can be formalized in the form of treatment of the Assembly, which is published in the national media. Decisions of Sessions are subject to consideration by state bodies and officials.

The work of the Session is governed by regulations approved by the Session.

9. In the period between sessions the management of Assembly is provided by Council of the Assembly (hereinafter - the Council), which is created in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On the Assembly of people of Kazakhstan" and convened by the Chairman or Deputy Chairman of the Assembly in agreement with the Chairman of the Assembly.

The Council's decision can be taken by polling, conducted by a working body of the Assembly, if it receives at least two thirds of the total number of its members.

10. Chairman of the Assembly has three deputies, two of them from the ethnocultural associations.

Deputy Chairmen of the Assembly from the ethnocultural associations are appointed in rotation on the basis of the recommendations of the Council by order of the President of Republic of Kazakhstan. The period of rotation of Deputy Chairmen determined by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Support for the activities of Deputy Chairmen of the Assembly from ethnocultural associations carries by working organ of the Assembly

 

11. The working body of the Assembly is the Secretariat of the Assembly (hereinafter - Secretariat) - the structural unit of the President Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Secretariat is headed by Chief of the Secretariat, who is also the Deputy Chairman of the Assembly.

The objectives of the Secretariat are:

1) support of the Assembly, its Chairman and Council;

2) ensuring the implementation of powers of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the sphere of interethnic relations.

The authority of the Secretariat on maintenance of realization authorities of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the sphere of interethnic relations, as well as the Assembly are determined by internal regulations of the President Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

12. Assembly of the regions (cities of republican status, capital) in carrying out its activities accountability and responsibility to the Assembly.

The order of formation and the legal status of the Assembly of the region (city of republican status, capital) is defined by the Law of Republic of Kazakhstan "On the Assembly of people of Kazakhstan".

13. The working body of the Assembly of the region (city of republican significance, the capital) is the Secretariat of the Assembly region (city of republican status, capital), within the structure of akim's administration as an independent structural division. Secretariat of the Assembly of the region (city of republican status, capital) is headed by Head. The Head of the Secretariat of the Assembly of the region (city of republican status, capital) shall be appointed and dismissed by the relevant akim in coordination with the Secretariat,

14. In order to ensure the implementation of the tasks and functions of the Assembly, if necessary, can be formed the Commission by Secretariat, including in conjunction with other state bodies and organizations.

15. For the scientific support of the activity of the Assembly formed the Scientific Expert Council.

The main tasks of the Scientific Expert Council are:

1) complex expert assessment of trends in political, socio-economic and religious development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, forecasting the development of these processes in the country and the world;

2) scientific and expert support of the Assembly on important directions of the state policy in the sphere interethnic and interconfessional relations;

3) coordination of research activities in the field of interethnic and interconfessional relations;

4) promote the role of the Assembly as a political and civil institutions in the development of democracy, strengthening the integrity of Kazakhstan society, achieving of national consensus.

16. Scientific Expert Council consists of a chairman, deputies and members of the Scientific Expert Council.

The Chairman of the Scientific Expert Council and deputies shall be elected at a meeting of the Scientific Expert Council.

The structure of the Scientific Expert Council could include by agreement the deputies of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, representatives of ethnocultural associations, scientific and educational organizations, as well as scientists, independent experts and specialists.

Scientific Expert Council may involve in its activities experts who are not members of the Scientific Expert Council, including foreigners.

17. The duties of the chairman, deputies and members of the Scientific Expert Council carried out on a voluntary basis.

18. Statute of the Scientific-Expert Council and its structure shall be approved by deputy Chairman of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan - Head of the Secretariat.

19. In order to ensure the participation of the Assembly in the development of legislation and other policy documents, information and propaganda and other activities there can be created information and propaganda, expert and other working groups.

20. Coordinating the activities of the Scientific Expert Council, committees and working groups managed by the Secretariat.

3. Features of the organization of interaction of the Assembly with the state bodies and public organizations

21. To ensure the implementation of state policy in the field of of interethnic relations, effective cooperation between state bodies and civil society institutions in this field and to further strengthen interethnic accord and tolerance in the society, the Assembly interacts with the public authorities.

22. The coordination of the activities of state bodies in the framework of implementation Assembly’s policy documents and plans of action to implement the decisions of the Assembly and its Council, orders of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Chairman of the Assembly, the Head of the President Administration on issues of interethnic relations, strengthening of tolerance and social harmony are managed by the Secretariat

23. Organization of interaction of the Assembly of people of Kazakhstan with the deputies of Mazhilis of the Parliament of Republic of Kazakhstan elected from the Assembly, is carried out by Secretariat.

24. Interaction of Assembly with ethnocultural public associations and other civil society institutions, similar organizations of foreign countries and international organizations to strengthen national unity and preservation of cultural and linguistic diversity in Kazakhstan, interethnic and interreligious harmony and protecting the rights of ethnic groups provides the Secretariat under the laws of Republic of Kazakhstan.

4. Arrangements for the participation of the Assembly in the development and implementation of state policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of interethnic relations

25. In order to consolidate society and ensure the unity and the formation of the national civil identity, to further improve the Kazakh model of tolerance and social harmony, as well as to improve the effectiveness of activity the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan participates in the development and implementation of the state national policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field interethnic and interconfessional relations.

The Secretariat is developing or is involved in development of projects of policy documents in the field interethnic and interconfessional relations with the involvement of the Scientific Expert Council, submits them for discussion at the Council, organizes them on review for the Session, direct them for approve to the President of Republic of Kazakhstan.

Footnote. Paragraph 25 in edition of Presidential Decree on 21.12.2012 № 450.

26. In order to implement the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan", as well as based on conceptual approaches for the medium term, the Assembly is developing a concept of the "Strategy of development of the Assembly of people of Kazakhstan" (hereinafter - the Concept).

The developed concept is submitted to the Chairman of the Assembly and, if approved, shall be approved by the President of Republic of Kazakhstan.

The concept is implemented through strategic and policy documents, strategic plans, government agencies and law.

Footnote. Paragraph 26 in edition of Presidential Decree on 21.12.2012 № 450.

27. Excluded from the Presidential Decree on 21.12.2012 № 450.

28. Excluded from the Presidential Decree on 21.12.2012 № 450.

29. Excluded from the Presidential Decree on 21.12.2012 № 450.

 

 

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