The Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan plans to create a unique library of scientific papers and research in the field of constitutional law of Kazakhstan.
Yesterday, within the framework of legal dialogues that have already become traditional, the participants discussed the role and significance of the contribution of the classics of the constitutional law of Kazakhstan to the legal science of the countr The Chairman of the Constitutional Court Kairat Mami opened the event, organized by the Nursultan Nazarbayev Foundation and the Sorbonne-Kazakhstan Institute with the participation of the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The speaker noted that such a good tradition is not just honoring their merits, but also an opportunity to pass on valuable information to the younger generation, thereby ensuring intellectual continuit
- The merit of the outstanding classics of constitutional law is that now, 30 years after independence, we can declare the strong sovereignty of Kazakhstan, - the head of the Constitutional Council emphasized. - Their ideas and scientific works on established institutions laid the foundation for the functions of Kazakhstan's state power and administration. We can also note the progressive development of constitutionalism, a clearly built system of state law.
Kairat Mami announced the names of those who, in the opinion of colleagues and the public, contributed to the formation of domestic constitutional law. First, he mentioned the famous scientist, academician Salyk Zimanov, whose monumental research works, such as the encyclopedia "The Ancient World of Kazakh Law", "The Social and Political System of Kazakhstan at the End of the 18th Century and the First Half of the 19th Century", "National Statehood and Rapprochement of Nations" are classics of domestic legal science.
The personality of academician Gairat Sapargaliev, one of the organizers of Kazakhstan's legal science and education, deserves special mention. He took part in the drafting of three constitutions at once - the constitutions of the Kazakh SSR in 1978 and the already independent Kazakhstan in 1993 and 1995. , the current generation of lawyers is still studying by his textbooks.
The head of the Constitutional Council especially noted the merits of academician Sultan Sartaev, at one time the rector of the Kazakh Institute of Law and International Relations, and Vladimir Kim, who was a member of the expert advisory council under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the draft of the current Constitution and in whose book “Years of Creation” a detailed analysis of the constitutional and legal views of Elbas
Kairat Mami assured that access to the library will be open not only for scientists, but also to all practicing lawyers and doctors, such a measure will contribute to the formation of a national legal culture, and in fact of having such a repository of knowledge will be a good incentive for both active scientists and young people - this will mean recognition of their scientific contribution to the construction of our statehood.
Igor Rogov, Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Deputy Executive Director of the Nursultan Nazarbayev Foundation, clarified that the announced list of prominent figures is not an official list; it formed based on the opinions and memories of colleagues. On the eve of the event, discussing who should be awarded such a high title, the participants agreed: it will be about those scientists who have already passed away, thereby limiting the space for discussion and, possibly, subjective contradictions.
Igor Rogov also identified those who could be called nominees for a position on the list. Thus, Murat Baimakhanov, the chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan, an academician who has done a lot for the country, should be put on a par with outstanding scientists. Special mention should be made of Nagashbay Shaikenov. In 1993-1995, he was the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan, who later took up the post of Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan and oversaw the development of a unified legal policy and legal reform. It is impossible to talk about domestic constitutional law without mentioning Konstantin Kolpakov, who participated in the development of the current Constitution and made a great contribution to constitutional construction.