The Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan today at the plenary session approved the draft Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with amendments to some Constitutional Laws of the country.

According to Minister of Justice Marat Beketayev, the bill provides for amendments to six Constitutional Laws. It is designed to further improve legislation on the judicial system, state symbols, the activities of the Constitutional Council and the Astana International Financial Center.

“Namely, “On the judicial system and the status of judges” is amended in the following ways. A written guarantee for a candidate for the position of regional court judge is signed by the judges of the regional court. In the case if judges from other regions participate in the selection, the written guarantee is signed by the judge of the Supreme Court. Appointment of a judge to the judicial machinery without conducting a selection to the candidate pool and competition and preserving the judges’ seats. Inclusion of the hours spent working in the judicial machinery in the employment history of the judge and other amendments,” – the Minister said.

Meanwhile, the Constitutional Law "On the Astana International Financial Center" provides for the following changes. In order to bring it in line with the Constitution of the Republic, it is specified that a special financial legal regime is applied within the city of Astana.

“A center manager and an international arbitration center are established as the center’s bodies. The control routine for using budgetary funds allocated to the center will be carried out jointly with the Ministry of Finance and the center manager,” – he explained.

Also, amendments were made to the Constitutional Law "On the Constitutional Council" regarding the oath taking of the Chairman and members of the Constitutional Council in the order determined by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In order to bring the Constitutional Law "On State Symbols" in accordance with the Constitution, the concept of "central executive bodies that are not members of the Government" is excluded from the text.

"Adoption of this bill will ensure more precise regulation of the activities of state bodies," – M. Beketayev concluded.

KAZINFORM

Published: 22 November 2017

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