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Seminar on administrative jurisdiction in Nursultan

Published: April 12, 2019
Dr. Christian Schaich, Administrative Director at the ZOiS, during his lecture, and Bernd-Friedemann Joop (seated on his right), a judge at the Administrative Court of Dresden
Dr. Christian Schaich, Administrative Director at the ZOiS, during his lecture, and Bernd-Friedemann Joop (seated on his right), a judge at the Administrative Court of Dresden
Kazakhstan

In partnership with the Academy of Justice at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a seminar on administrative jurisdiction was held in Nursultan on 5 April 2019. The seminar was aimed at students on the “Law” masters programme, providing them with an insight into the key structures of German administrative law.

The experts taking part on behalf of the IRZ were Dr. Christian Schaich, Administrative Director at the Centre for Eastern European and International Studies (ZOiS) in Berlin and Bernd-Friedemann Joop, a judge at the Administrative Court of Dresden.

The focus of the German expert lectures was on the following topics:

The President of the municipal court of Nursultan and other judges also attended the seminar to follow the interesting explanations given by the IRZ experts.

Background information

As part of the extensive reform programme in Kazakhstan, focussing on advances in the legal and judicial system and in administration, the objective is to make further progress towards an independent administrative jurisdiction and a code of administrative procedure in the court system.

A code of administrative procedure has been drafted, regulating proceedings relating to public legal disputes between citizens and the authorities. In addition to this draft, an administrative procedural law is also being developed, which sets out the legal regulations for administrative proceedings.