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of December 17, 2003 No. 1251

About introduction in the Republic of Kazakhstan of the moratorium on capital punishment

For the purpose of further humanization of criminal policy of the state and according to Item 1 of Article 15 and Item 2 of article 40 of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan I decide:

1. Impose in the Republic of Kazakhstan the moratorium on execution of capital punishment to the solution of question of its complete cancellation.

2. To the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in ten-day time to introduce to the Majilis of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan the bill providing implementation of actions, the stipulated in Item 1 this Decree including enforcement since January 1, 2004 of regulations of the Criminal Code of Kazakhstan on punishment in the form of lifelong imprisonment.

3. To the Attorney-General of the Republic of Kazakhstan to check legality and justification of the become effective adjudications providing capital punishment in quality of measure of criminal penalty.

4. This Decree becomes effective from the date of publication.



Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev

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