In partnership with the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the IRZ organised a study visit for Kazakh law professionals to Berlin and Potsdam from 5 to 8 December on the subject of the “criminal investigation process”. The delegation was made up of high-ranking representatives of the Presidential Administration, the Constitutional Council, the Supreme Court, the Public Prosecutor General’s Office, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

During the working visit, expert discussions were held at the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, at the Public Prosecutor General’s Offices in Berlin, at the Tiergarten local court and at the Brandenburg police headquarters. The IRZ also organised a meeting with the lawyer Prof. Dr. Stefan König and a tour of the Moabit penal institution. This gave the Kazakh guests a comprehensive overview of how the criminal investigation process works in Germany and, in this context, allowed them to get a clear picture of individual responsibilities and areas of expertise.

Next year, further advice will be provided on applying the new legal standards in the penal code and in the code of criminal procedure for the Republic of Kazakhstan.