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Kazakhstan has adopted Code of Judicial Ethics

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by November 21, 2016 General

“Code of Judicial Ethics has been adopted. I congratulate the judiciary in Kazakhstan on this important event. A new phase following the norms of professional work and our behavior in everyday life entered in our life,”congratulated the Chairman of the Supreme Court Kairat Mami.

It should be noted that the new Code of Ethics has kept continuity with the current. At the same time, many provisions contain novelty, it concerns the construction of the structure, content, concepts, regulations and articles.

Draft Code of Ethics of Judges was developed taking into account the views and wishes of the community of judges and, therefore, is based on the Constitution of Kazakhstan, the Constitutional Law “On the Judicial System and Status of Judges.”

It takes into account international instruments – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, “the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct” and others.

The project includes requirements for professional and moral standing of the judge. The adoption of the Code will help to establish uniform standards for ethical conduct of judges and improve public confidence in the judiciary.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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