Guided by Part 4 of Article 104 of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On the Regulations of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic", the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, Constitutional Legislation & State Governance (hereinafter - the Committee) puts forward an initiative to conduct a Government Day on Human Rights Situation in the Kyrgyz Republic on December 18, 2014 within the Jogorku Kenesh.
This event is held to implement the recommendation adopted at the round table titled “Human rights and freedom as a point and content of work of legislative and executive bodies and self-governing local authorities” and public hearing on the Draft Alternative Report on Human Rights Observation in the Kyrgyz Republic, which were held by the Committee in collaboration with the Human Rights Advisory Board on September 13, 2013 and May 23, 2014 respectively.
The Government Day on the above-mentioned topic, as one of the forms of the Jogorku Kenesh’s sessions, will be held for the first time ever in its activity. The agenda will include the following issues:
• Protection of children’s rights in the Kyrgyz Republic;
• Rights of the elderly citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic;
• Protection of people with disabilities;
• Promotion of gender equality policy;
• Labour migrants rights;
• Electoral rights of the citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic;
• Prevention of torture and cruel treatment;
The Committee believes this event will increase efficiency of the state authorities’ work on human rights protection, as well as will assist in application of international rules and in improvement of the national legislation governing human rights protection.
Procedure for holding the Government Day is provided for in the Articles 104 and 105 of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On the Regulations of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic” (hereinafter – the Regulation).
Thus, in compliance with the indicated norms of the Regulation “The Government Day is held on a quarterly basis; the duration is equal to regular Jogorku Kenesh’s meetings. Each member of the Parliament may ask one question after having it registered with the responsible Committee. Questions should not be of personal nature and relate to the cases under court dispute.
Responsible Committee makes a list of MPs’ questions for the Government Day according to the time of their receipt. In case of similar questions they are joined following the initiators’ agreement. Five working days prior to the event, a list of questions is passed to Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh for the approval.
MPs ask questions in order of registration. The answers are given verbally. No debates during Q&A”.