International Conference on Constitutional Law in Astana

From left to right – A. Daulbayev, Chief Public Prosecutor Republik Kazakhstan(RK); G. Abdykalikova, Vice Prime Minister of RK; A. Dzhaksybekov, State secretary of RK; I. Rogov, Chairman of the Constitutional Council of RK; B. Imashev, Minister of Justice of RK; A. Shakirov, Representative for Human Rights in the RK

A. Daulbayev, Chief Public Prosecutor Republik Kazakhstan(RK); G. Abdykalikova, Vice Prime Minister of RK; A. Dzhaksybekov, State secretary of RK; I. Rogov, Chairman of the Constitutional Council of RK; B. Imashev, Minister of Justice of RK; A. Shakirov, Representative for Human Rights in the RK (from left to right)

An international conference on constitutional law took place in Astana on 29 and 30 August 2014 marking the Constitution Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The IRZ has been cooperating with the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan since 2012 and has been invited to this annual international conference for the third time now. As every year, high-ranking state representatives gave presentations on the first conference day, while on the second day above all professors from universities and scientists of other institutions had the floor. Dr Lars Brocker (President of the Constitutional Court and the Higher Administrative Court of Rhineland-Palatinate) participated in the event with contributions covering constitutional law as well as administrative law.

The IRZ will continue its cooperation with the Constitutional Council in November 2014 with a working visit to the German Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, amongst others, covering the topic "Constitutional Control".

Conference on the Code of Civil Procedure in Kazakhstan

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On 6 June 2014 the IRZ organised an international conference dealing with "The New Code of Civil Procedure of the Republic of Kazakhstan" in Astana in cooperation with the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The IRZ has been supporting the comprehensive judicial reforms in Kazakhstan since 2009, whereby the reform of the Code of Civil Procedure is a focus of the cooperation. At this conference the core issues of the reform of the Kazakh Code of Civil Procedure were discussed by high-level representatives of the judiciary of Kazakhstan. The Presiding Judge of the Regional Court of Berlin, Mr Lothar Jünemann, participated in the event in his function as representative of the German Association of Judges. The European Court of Human Rights was represented by the expert Vasiliy Lukashevich.

The IRZ is planning to continue its cooperation with the Supreme Court in 2014 with two events covering the introduction of the investigating judge in criminal procedures, among other topics.