Grafik: IRZ
Grafik: IRZ

In cooperation with the Law Academy of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan, IRZ organised two online seminars on 24 and 27 November 2020 to advise on the recent changes to legislation in civil, criminal and administrative court procedures in Kazakhstan. The presentations at the seminar were given by the following IRZ experts:

  • Dr. Michael Scholz, a judge at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
  • Prof. Dr. jur. Bijan Nowrousian, University of Applied Sciences for Police and Public Administration in North Rhine-Westphalia,
  • Dr. Christian Schaich, Administrative Director at the Centre for Eastern European and International Studies, and
  • Dr. Christian Reitemeier, Chief of Department at the Ministry of Justice for North Rhine-Westphalia.

Dr. Michael Scholz spoke about the application of the basic principle of sincerity and good faith in the German law of obligations and the effects of this on the entire German legal system. Prof. Bijan Nowrousian explained the specific features of the procedure for dealing with criminal offences, juvenile criminal offences and people who have privileges and immunity from criminal prosecution. Dr. Christian Schaich and Dr. Christian Reitemeier gave a presentation on the general principles of the administrative process and administrative court proceedings in Germany. Their lectures covered the following topics:

  • basic elements of the principle of the constitutional state
  • constitutional requirements of administrative procedures
  • administrative court proceedings

The Kazakh participants showed a great deal of interest. The 220 or so judges joined in the discussions with plenty of questions put to the German speakers.

IRZ plans to offer further events on the application of the new legal standards next year.