Council of Europe, Strasbourg – The Venice Commission has published an overview of the judicial systems of Central Asia. It aims to be a short guide for lawyers and academics wishing to familiarise themselves with the judiciary of the following five Central Asian States: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
The idea of the publication was not to assess and evaluate, but to provide an overview of the judiciary in the region, contributing to a better understanding of the typical features, setting out the different national characteristics and helping the authorities of the Central Asian States find a way forward in improving their judicial systems. The structure of the overview reflects the approach used by the Venice Commission in its documents on the judiciary.
This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland within the framework of the project “Supporting constitutional justice, access to justice and electoral reform in the countries of Central Asia”. The publication was prepared in the Russian language. For non-Russian speakers the introductory part containing the description of the study and general overview as well as the table of contents were translated into the English language.