Judicial Independence in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: A Legislative Overview
The newly independent states of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan have, since gaining their independence in 1991, experienced a number of judicial reforms, which reflect global acceptance of the rule of law principles in general and the principle of judicial independence in particular. The independence of judges is necessary to protect the individual from arbitrary interference with his rights, and an independent judge acts as a neutral mediator in private-law disputes.
KeywordsNational Council Judicial System Judicial Independence Constitutional Provision Local Court
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