Aziz Imangaliyev, Yerkin Baltabayev, Bayan Parmankulova, Dr. Malek Radeideh (BMJV), Adilkhan Zhakenov (from left to right)
Aziz Imangaliyev, Yerkin Baltabayev, Bayan Parmankulova, Dr. Malek Radeideh (BMJV), Adilkhan Zhakenov (from left to right)

On 21 and 22 November 2017, a delegation from the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan visited Berlin to learn about the “Challenges of prosecuting criminal and administrative offences”. The focus of the working visit organised by the IRZ was on the code on administrative offences.

The participants in the delegation were:

  • Yerkin Baltabayev, Deputy Director of the legislation department at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan,
  • Aziz Imangaliyev, leading expert in the legislation department at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan,
  • Adilkhan Zhakenov, leading expert in the legislation department at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and
  • Bayan Parmankulova, chief research associate at the Institute of Legislation in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In Kazakhstan, infringements of personal rights, public safety and public health and violations against legislative provisions, in particular with regard to the environment and use of resources and road transport, are penalised according to the Kazakh code on administrative offences.

The delegation was particularly interested in the following issues:

  • The legal foundations for imposing and implementing financial penalties,
  • The prosecution of administrative offences by the relevant authorities and the relevant local court and
  • Road traffic offences.

In connection with the delegation’s working visit, intense discussions were held at the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV), the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Berlin, the State Office for Residents' and Regulatory Affairs, the Local Court of Tiergarten and at the German Federal Bar.

The working visit by the Kazakh guests was a resounding success, not least because of the animated exchanges that took place with German experts.