SUPREME COURT CHAIRMAN REPORTED TO PRESIDENT ON CHANGES IN JUDICIAL SYSTEM
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has heard a report from Chairman of the Supreme Court, Zhakip Assanov, on reforming the judicial system, Strategy2050.kz reports with reference to Akorda’s press service.
According to the Supreme Court Chairman, over the past 2.5 years a number of pilot projects have been implemented and 22 bills have been developed, of which 10 have already been adopted.
The changes affected the formation of the judiciary corps. In particular, effective HR technologies were introduced for the selection of new judges, disciplinary responsibility and the personnel reserve of judges were transferred to the High Judicial Council, as well as a new institution for evaluating existing judges – the Commission on the Quality of Justice. According to Zhakip Assanov, about 80% of judges will pass certification by the new assessment methodology until 2022.
According to him, in 2019, 10% of the certified judges were not able to successfully pass the new system.
The attention of the Head of State was also drawn to the sharp increase in acquittals, especially for serious crimes – by 12 times, for especially serious ones – by 6 times.
The Chairman of the Supreme Court spoke about the changes that await the judicial system after the introduction of amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure since June 22 of this year.
In addition, the sides discussed the administrative justice, the implementation of which is expected in Kazakhstan after the adoption of the Administrative Procedure Code, which is currently under consideration by the Senate.
The Chairman of the Supreme Court also reported on the work of the courts in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted that all necessary measures are taken to ensure security for participants in the processes. However, the administration of justice during the state of emergency and after it did not stop.
Following the results of the conversation, the Head of State set a number of specific tasks for the judicial system and expressed hope that the courts would continue uninterrupted work in the current difficult situation.
Source: Kazakhtan 2050