Disbarment proceedings against lawyers in Kazakhstan

The ICJ presents this legal opinion regarding the possible withdrawal of the license of lawyers RNurmashevaaziya Nurmasheva and Iskander Alimbayev (photo) of the Almaty City Lawyers Collegium.

This case against the lawyers raises issues of international law and standards, in particular, Kazakhstan’s international obligations on protecting the role of lawyers and their right to a fair hearing. It further concerns the duty of the State to ensure that lawyers are able to carry out their functions without intimidation, hindrance, harassment or improper interference.

Kazakhstan-Expert legal opinion Nurmasheva-legal submission-2012 (full text in pdf)

Kazhakstan-Expert legal opinion Nurmasheva-legal submission-2012-RUS (full text in pdf)

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