The President thanked the members of the Constitutional Council for their fruitful work for the benefit of the country for 27 years, as well as all the employees who worked in this body.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visited the new administrative building of the Constitutional Court, which began work on January 1, 2023, where he met with appointed judges.
The head of state noted that the Constitutional Court has a special role in the life of society. He thanked the members of the Constitutional Council for their fruitful work for the benefit of the country for 27 years, as well as all the employees who worked in this body.
"Today, Kazakhstan has taken a decisive step into a new era. Unprecedented political reforms are being carried out in the country. Currently, there are not many states in the world that are carrying out such large-scale and meaningful reforms. This is a fact that is recognized by the entire international community. Kazakhstan has rightfully become a state -reformer. The country is undergoing large-scale transformations. The priority is to ensure the protection of the constitutional rights of citizens. Members of the public express their readiness to actively participate in this work. Therefore, I put forward an initiative to establish a Constitutional Court. This initiative and other important decisions were supported by citizens in a nationwide referendum ", the president said.
The head of state stressed that the key task of the Constitutional Court is to ensure full compliance of all laws and by-laws with the Constitution of the country.
"Indeed, the Constitutional Court is the most important institution for the whole country. Now citizens can directly apply to the Constitutional Court with applications for the recognition of illegal norms that, in their opinion, contradict the principles of the country's fundamental law. The Prosecutor General and the authorized on human rights.After the Constitutional Court begins its work, the requirements for the quality of work of the prosecutor's office, courts, law enforcement agencies will undoubtedly increase significantly.The activities of the court will positively affect the legislative work of deputies and the Government.In a word, the Constitutional Court will become the main foundation human rights protection systems,” the President stressed.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev pointed out that there are great positive expectations in society from the start of the Constitutional Court. According to him, citizens expect honest and professional work from judges, therefore, in the performance of their duties, judges will be under the close attention of society, the media and international structures.
“I believe that this composition of judges is able to successfully fulfill the tasks of great national importance that they face and meet the expectations of society and citizens. The composition of the Constitutional Court included prominent scientists involved in science, as well as lawyers with many years of experience in various fields. a good fusion of theory and practice.Chairman of the Constitutional Court Elvira Azimova worked for a long time in the judiciary, dealt with the protection of human rights, represented the interests of the state in the international arena.This experience will be very useful for her in a new field.A large amount of work has been done to develop a regulatory framework and principles of the operation of the Constitutional Court.Now, it may be necessary to improve this base as necessary in the course of the operation of the Constitutional Court.All conditions have been created so that the newly created institution can ensure the supremacy of the fundamental law throughout the country," Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.
As the head of state noted, the inviolability of the principle of the rule of law is, in fact, the core of all political reforms in our country. In terms of quantity and, most importantly, in terms of the content and quality of reforms, Kazakhstan, of course, is included in the group of world leaders.
"Indeed, what was done only last year cannot but produce a positive impression of the scale and depth of changes in our society. Kazakhstan, as a state, has been qualitatively updated. This fact is publicly recognized by the world community, as evidenced by numerous contacts on the highest level. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the Constitutional Court will become the personification of fair Kazakhstan," the president said.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, emphasizing that the fundamental principle of the New Kazakhstan is justice, expressed confidence that the judges will honorably fulfill their obligations.
"Our people have always respected honest and impartial judges, had high hopes for their fairness. Each decision should be made only in accordance with the Constitution. Because the future of our country will depend on these decisions, first of all," the head said. states.
Then the Chairman of the Constitutional Court Elvira Azimova made a report on the main directions and priorities of the work of the new body. According to her, the Constitutional Court will work tirelessly for the benefit of the development and prosperity of society and the state.
By the Kazakhstanskaya Pravda