President receives Chairperson of Constitutional Court Elvira Azimova

President receives Chairperson of Constitutional Court Elvira Azimova
Photo credit: Akorda

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has received Chairperson of the Constitutional Court Elvira Azimova, Kazinform News Agency reports citing the Akorda press service.

She reported to the President on the activity of the supreme constitutional control body.

According to Elvira Azimova, more than 5,000 requests have been submitted to the Constitutional Court since 2023, 99% of which were citizens’ appeals. Most of these appeals related to judicial acts, legitimacy of actions of officials and judges, the types and conditions of criminal punishment, observance of human rights during criminal proceedings, and protection of rights in labour and administrative-legal relations.

The main approach of all states, where the constitutional court operates, is not to limit citizens’ access to constitutional justice and eliminate financial barriers. In this view, in December 2023, the Head of State signed the Law prescribing reduction of state duty for appealing the Constitutional Court to zero rate.

Last year, the Constitutional Court revised 558 legal norms, following which 29 regulatory-legal acts were recommended to be amended. The Constitutional Court recommended to revise some norms of the Criminal Procedure Code, Tax Code and a number of laws. The Government and authorized agencies fulfilled more than 16% of the recommendations.The President highlighted that the results of the Constitutional Court’s work in 2023 proves that it’s establishment and activity meet the demand of the society and state on ensuring supremacy of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan and protection of human and civil rights and freedoms. 

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