On December 22, the MCU’s Institute of Law and Management hosted the online lecture “Relevant Issues of the Protection of Motherhood and Childhood on the Examples of the Republic of Kazakhstan” by Mereke Gabdualiev, an international expert in law.
The lecture covered two topics related to the provision and protection of the rights and freedoms of children and women in modern Kazakhstan and internationally. The first topic concerned the protection and rehabilitation of Kazakh children and women affected by terrorist activities and returned to the homeland from armed conflict zones. Mereke Gabdualiev presented unique statistics and elaborated on the rehabilitation of returned victims, primarily children of war, thorough activities of the power bodies, educational institutions, and the expert community, as well as legislative initiatives in Kazakhstan.
The second topic was dedicated to the analysis of the provisions of The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) and their adaptation in the modern legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Students of the Master’s degree program “Legal Mechanisms of Child Rights Provision and Protection. Mediation” attended the lecture, added their commentaries, and asked questions on the topics discussed.
The lecture was moderated by Associate Professor Alla Chechulina and Associate Professor Evgenia Pavlenko from the Department of International Law and Human Rights.
Mereke Gabdualiev is a Candidate of Sciences (Ph.D.) in Law, an international expert in the protection of motherhood, fatherhood, and childhood. He is a specialist in constitutional law and author of multiple publications on the issues of constitutionalism and municipal law. Mereke Gabdualiev acts as a lawyer for the Western-Kazakhstan Association of Lawyers.