28/10/2015 - 29/10/2015
Strasbourg – A Conference of Central Asian constitutional control bodies will take place on 28 and 29 October 2015 in Strasbourg on the premises of the Council of Europe. It will bring together around 20 participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The President and judges of the Constitutional control bodies are meeting to discuss issues of common interest, such as how the separation of powers affects constitutional control bodies and constitutional interpretation techniques. The Conference participants will be able to exchange information and experience on the protection of human rights, access to justice and the rule of law as well as present their good practices in implementing internationally-agreed standards.
Strengthening constitutional control bodies is crucial for the implementation of the reform of the judiciary. It contributes to strengthening the overall independence of the judiciary from the executive and it contributes to improving its effectiveness and transparency.
The Conference is organised with the funding provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and by the European Union within the framework of the project “Support to the Kyrgyz authorities in improving the quality and efficiency of the Kyrgyz constitutional justice system”, implemented by the Venice Commission.