Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Kazakh: Қазақстан Республикасының Жоғарғы Соты (Qazaqstan Respublikasynyñ Joğarğy Soty)
Russian: Верховный Суд Республики Казахстан (Verkhovny Sud Respubliki Kazakhstan)
LocationSupreme Court Building
39 Täuälsizdik Street, Nūr-Sūltan[1]
Coordinates51°07′45″N 71°26′38″E / 51.129249°N 71.443813°E / 51.129249; 71.443813
Chairman[2]
Kazakh: Төраға (Törağa)
Russian: Председатель (Predsedatel)
CurrentlyJaqyp Asanov

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.[3]

History

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.[4] 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.[4][5]

In April 2011, the Senate removed six Supreme Court judges, and further recommended that Chairman Älımbekov resign.[6]

List of chairmen

This section lists the chairmen of the Supreme Court since the establishment of the Republic of Kazakhstan:[7]

References

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