VI Congress of Judges kicks off in Astana


VI Congress of Judges kicks off in AstanaIn the Palace of Independence has began the VI Congress of Judges of Kazakhstan with the participation of the President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The forum was organized by the Supreme Court and the Union of Judges of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The following issues are on the agenda – summing up the results on the implementation of the tasks set by the Head of State during the V Congress of Judges (2009), discussion of current issues of legal proceedings, defining the role of the judiciary in Kazakhstan’s access to the top thirty of the developed countries.

The congress’ delegates are the judges from all regions of Kazakhstan. The forum participants will discuss the issues of judicial independence, further improvement of the judicial system, the role of courts in the development of human rights mechanisms, the openness and accessibility of justice and enhancement of professional and moral level of judicial personnel.

Among the guests are the leaders and judges of the Supreme Courts of Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan. The event is also being attended by the representatives of the far abroad countries, in particular, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Germany. The forum gathered the members of the OSCE, UNDP, the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Kazakhstan as well as judges of the Economic Court of the CIS and the EurAsEC Court.

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Major task of VI Congress of Judges is to identify improvement mechanisms for credibility, independence and efficiency of judicial branch – Nazarbayev


Today in the Palace of Independence the President Nursultan Nazarbayev has outlined the basic task of the VI Congress of Judges of Kazakhstan.

The Head of State noted that in 4 years passed since the V Congress of Judges the domestic judicial system has improved its ranking in the global competitiveness by 23 positions, however, Kazakhstan ranks 80th place.

“It is necessary to improve efficiency by another 50-60 positions for Kazakhstan’s accession to Top 30 developed countries. Therefore, we must strengthen our common work. And now it is important to identify priority areas and specific mechanisms for large-scale effort to raise the profile of independence, efficiency of the judicial branch”, said Nursultan Nazarbayev.

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Nazarbayev: Since 2014 number of judges will increase by 450 people


Since 2014 the number of judges in Kazakhstan will increase by 450 people, this has been announced by the President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the VI Congress of Judges.

“It is important to address the growing pressure on judges. In courts of the first instance it has grown over the last 4 years from 38 to 56 cases per month per a judge. In some regions the figure is even higher”, said the President.

According to his words there has already been given the instruction to increase the number of judges by 450 people within 2014 (25%).