Today, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) began a two-day mission on the reform of the legal profession in Kazakhstan.
The ICJ mission will discuss comparative experiences and international standards on the role and independence of lawyers.
The ICJ mission will include representatives of the Bar Associations of Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
The experts will have an opportunity to share their views on the reform and discuss their own country practices on the role of lawyers and institutional guarantees of the independence of the legal profession.
In Astana, the ICJ mission will meet, among others, with the Minister of Justice, the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, members of the Parliament, the Kazakhstan Collegium of Lawyers and National Public Association of Commercial Lawyers “Kazakhstan Bar Association” (“KazBar”).
Temur Shakirov, Senior Legal Adviser, ICJ Europe Programme, temur.shakirov(a)icj.org