17.07.2019 | The round table meeting on the implementation of the principles of English law was held in Almaty
On July 15-16, 2019 the Eurasian Academy of Law named after D.A.Kunayev in connection with the creation of a special course of lectures on English law for students and undergraduates, held a round table. The event was held with the support of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy and the International Financial Center «Astana».
Opening the work of the round table, the rector of the Eurasian Academy of Law named after D.A.Kunayev, the Doctor of Law, Professor Zhalairi Omirali Shakarapuly noted the prospects for implementing the principles of English common law in the current law of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the context of globalization. As nowhere else in the world it is to the judges who constitute the elite corps of the judiciary, English law owes its unshakable character and the immutability of its high quality. And in this aspect, the centuries-old experience gained in the functioning of English law deserves the closest attention. The urgency of the problems in Kazakhstan law is explained by the fact that the legal systems of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the UK are based on values that are mostly common.
The event was attended by scientists from higher educational institutions of Almaty, government officials and representatives of public associations.
In the framework of «the round table», issues were discussed regarding the prospects for implementing the principles of common law in the legal system of the Republic of Kazakhstan. According to the Deputy Executive Director of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy, the member of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe from the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Doctor of Law, Professor Igor Rogov, «implementation will have a multiplicative effect, i.e. It will have an impact on all branches of Kazakhstan law, on the activities of courts».
In her speech, the director of the Sorbonna-Kazakhstan Institute, the member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Doctor of Law, Professor Aynur Sabitova noted that: «Training modern lawyers requires that our students, undergraduates, along with national legislation, teach elements of the precedent rights with the invitation of foreign experts, as is done here at the Sorbonne Institute – Kazakhstan».
The director of the Institute of Legislation and Legal Information of the Republic of Kazakhstan under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan Sarpekov Ramazan Kumarbekovich also spoke. He stressed that the expediency of implementing the principles of English law in the Kazakh legal system is dictated by the desire to maintain competitiveness and the need to follow international standards.