Kazakhstan Becomes a Platform for Global Dialogue
07 September 2023

The International Conference “Constitutional Justice: Dignity, Freedom and Justice for All” was held at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan, dedicated to the Constitution Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Assistant to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Zhienbayev read the greeting from the President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to the participants, organizers and guests of the international conference.


The head of state emphasized that constitutional justice is one of the most important elements of a democratic society, serving as a guarantor of the protection of citizens' rights and freedoms.


“Symbolically, the conference is taking place on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – a foundational document for the entire world. The Declaration emphasizes the need for broad cooperation in the protection and promotion of the human rights. Kazakhstan fully shares this approach”, - the welcoming telegram stated.


The platform for dialogue brought together judges from the constitutional courts, representatives of the ombudsman's office and human rights organizations from more than 30 countries around the world including Europe, Asia, and Africa.


The event was attended by the leadership of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, government officials, the members of the Parliament, the Prosecutor General, the Commissioner for Human Rights, representatives of professional legal and academic communities, as well as representatives of international organizations such as the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission), UN, OSCE, EU, Council of Europe, German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ), European Court of Human Rights and others.


The event was opened by the welcoming speech of Elvira Azimova, the Chairperson of the Constitutional Court. She congratulated on the Constitution Day of Kazakhstan and the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She emphasized that common goal and main topic for discussion of today’s conference is to find proportional, stable and peaceful balance between the interests of the state, society and the individual, as well as ensuring such law supremacy that addresses modern challenges and protects the individual and their rights inherent from birth. “The bodies of the constitutional control, ensuring the supremacy of the Basic Law, stand guard over these rights and freedoms of individuals and citizens”, - added Azimova.


During the conference current issues on the role of constitutional control in promoting the values in protecting human rights and freedoms were discussed.


Source : https://www.gov.kz/