Supreme Court of Kazakhstan

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Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Kazakh: Қазақстан Республикасының Жоғарғы Соты (Qazaqstan Respublikasınıñ Joğarğı Cotı)
Russian: Верховный Суд Республики Казахстан (Verkhovnyj Sud Respubliki Kazakhstan)
Country Kazakhstan
Location Supreme Court Building
39 Täwälsizdik Street, Astana[1]
Coordinates 51°07′45″N 71°26′38″E / 51.129249°N 71.443813°E / 51.129249; 71.443813
Chairman[2]
Kazakh: Төраға (Törağa)
Russian: Председатель (Predcedatel)
Currently Musabek Alimbekov[3]

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the highest of three levels of courts of Kazakhstan, sitting above regional appeals courts, and city or district courts (courts of first instance). The Supreme Judicial Council recommends nominee Supreme Court judges to the President of Kazakhstan; the president then submits the nominees to the Senate of Kazakhstan for a vote of confirmation.[4]

History[edit]

Under the original constitution of Kazakhstan in 1993, there were three high courts: the Constitutional Court (Конституционный суд), the Arbitration Court (Высший Арбитражный суд), and the Supreme Court.[5] In 1995, the new constitution, along with the new presidential decree "On the courts and the status of courts in the Republic of Kazakhstan" altered the structure of the judiciary and decreased the executive branch's power over it; the Arbitration Court was eliminated entirely, while the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court were separated more clearly.[5][6]

In April 2011, the Senate removed six Supreme Court judges, and further recommended that Chairman Alimbekov resign.[7]

List of chairmen[edit]

This section lists the chairmen of the Supreme Court since the establishment of the Republic of Kazakhstan:[8]

  • Tamas Aitmukhambetov (Тамас Қалмұхамбетұлы Айтмұхамбетов): 1992–1993. Continued over from 1984–1991 chairmanship of the Supreme Court of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.[8]
  • Mikhail Fedorovich Malakhov (Михаил Федорович Малахов): 1993–1996[8]
  • Maksut Narikbaev (Мақсұт Сұлтанұлы Нәрікбаев): 1996–2000[8]
  • Kairat Mami (Қайрат Әбдіразақұлы Мәми): 2000–2009. Left his position to become Prosecutor-General of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in part of a larger presidential reshuffle of judiciary personnel.[8][9]
  • Musabek Alimbekov (Мұсабек Тұрғынбекұлы Әлімбеков): 2009–present. Promoted from his previous position as head of the court's Civil Affairs Board.[3][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Апостилирование официальных документов, исходящих из судебных органов и органов исполнительного производства, Gov.kz, retrieved 2011-04-20 
  2. ^ The Chairmen of the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan, retrieved 2011-04-20 
  3. ^ a b Әлімбеков Мұсабек Тұрғынбекұлы, Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan, retrieved 2011-04-20 
  4. ^ "The Judicial System and Dispute Resolution", Doing Business in Kazakhstan, Baker & McKenzie, 2010, pp. 86–92 
  5. ^ a b Daumov, Daurenbek (2011-02-19), Становление и развитие судебной системы в Республике Казахстан, Aktobe Oblast Court, retrieved 2011-04-26 
  6. ^ О судах и статусе судей в Республике Казакхстан, Указ Президента, имеющий силу Конституционного закона (2694), 1995-12-20, retrieved 2011-04-26 
  7. ^ Tashkinbaev, Renat (2011-04-14), "Председателю Верховного Суда Казахстана рекомендовано подать в отставку", Zakon, retrieved 2011-04-20 
  8. ^ a b c d e Қазақстанның Жоғарғы Сотының Төрағалары, Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 2008-08-20, retrieved 2011-04-20 
  9. ^ a b Bisenov, Naubet (2009-04-11), "President reshuffles Kazakh law enforcement personnel", Central Asia Online, retrieved 2011-04-20 

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