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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

of May 22, 2010 No. 277-IV ZRK

About foreign intelligence

(as amended on 27-12-2019)

This Law determines the status, competence and the organization of activities of subjects of foreign intelligence of the Republic of Kazakhstan and members of prospecting community 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;

1-1) prospecting communities of the Republic of Kazakhstan - set of the state bodies and organizations of the Republic of Kazakhstan designed to provide the country leaders with prospecting information and analytical estimates, and also participating in limits of the established competence of the actions promoting strengthening of prospecting opportunities of subjects of foreign intelligence;

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;

2-1) authorized body in the field of foreign intelligence (further - body of foreign intelligence) - Committee of homeland 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) body of foreign intelligence.

The list of services, divisions and employee categories of body of foreign intelligence 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;

2) 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.

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;

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