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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

of May 22, 2010 No. 277-IV ZRK

About foreign intelligence

(The last edition from 02-07-2018)

This Law determines the status, competence and the organization of activities of subjects of foreign intelligence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. The basic concepts used in this Law

In this Law the following basic concepts are used:

1) prospecting information - the information obtained and (or) used for ensuring national security of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

2) foreign intelligence of the Republic of Kazakhstan - system of the vowels and secret prospecting, organizational and managerial measures performed according to the legislation in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and beyond its limits for ensuring national security of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

3) intelligence activities of subjects of foreign intelligence - activities for getting, processing and use of prospecting information, and also assistance of implementation of measures, performed by the state for the benefit of ensuring national security of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Article 2. Subjects of foreign intelligence

1. Treat subjects of foreign intelligence:

1) authorized body in the field of foreign intelligence, directly subordinate and accountable to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (further - body of foreign intelligence);

2) bodies of homeland security of the Republic of Kazakhstan within the powers provided by the subitem 2) of article 6 of this Law.

The list of services, divisions and employee categories of bodies of homeland security which competence includes implementation of intelligence activities is determined by the Chairman of Committee of homeland security of the Republic of Kazakhstan according to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

3) bodies of military investigation of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan within the powers provided by the subitem 3) of article 6 of this Law.

2. Subjects of foreign intelligence within the powers established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan are designed to ensure homeland security of the Republic of Kazakhstan by conducting intelligence activities.

3. The body of foreign intelligence is special state body, treats forces of ensuring national security of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has symbolics, the banner, departmental awards and breastplates valid and code names.

Article 3. Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on foreign intelligence

1. The legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on foreign intelligence is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan and consists of this Law and other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2. If the international treaty ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan establishes other rules, than those which contain in this Law then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 4. Tasks of intelligence activities

Tasks of intelligence activities of subjects of foreign intelligence are:

1) providing the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government and state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the prospecting information and analytical estimates necessary for decision making in political, financial and economic, military-political, scientific and technical, humanitarian, ecological and other areas infringing on national interests of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

2) participation in development and realization of state policy in the field of homeland security of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

3) assistance to economic development and scientific and technical progress of the country and to military technical supply of safety of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

4) getting of prospecting information and implementation of measures, directed to non-admission of actual and potential damage to national interests and safety of the Republic of Kazakhstan from special services and the organizations of foreign states, the terrorist and extremist organizations, criminal societies (the criminal organizations), and also individuals;

5) other tasks determined by the laws and acts of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Article 5. Principles of activities of subjects of foreign intelligence

Activities of subjects of foreign intelligence are based on the principles:

1) legality;

2) observance of rights and freedoms of man and citizen;

3) one-man management;

4) combinations of public and secret methods and means.

Chapter 2. Organization of activities of subjects of foreign intelligence

Article 6. Fields of activity of subjects of foreign intelligence

Intelligence activities within the powers are performed:

1) body of foreign intelligence:

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