Kazakhstan – Roundtable with the Supreme Court
Astana - A Roundtable on “International standards and practice in the selection of judges” was organised for judges from courts of all levels, members of the Bar association, MPs, experts and representatives of civil society and the media.
Participants looked at a number of issues including international and European standards and practice for the selection of judges and notably the procedure for the appointment of judges, which is central to judicial independence. The experts of the Venice Commission also had the opportunity to present an earlier Joint Opinion on the constitutional law on the judicial system and on the status of judges of Kazakhstan adopted by the Venice Commission at its 87th Plenary Session (Venice, 17-18 June 2011). The outcome of this event was a set of recommendations on the improvement of national legislation on the judiciary.
This activity was organised within the framework of the project "Supporting Constitutional Justice, Access to Justice and Electoral Reform in the Countries of Central Asia" with funding provided by the European Union and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.