The European and Kazakhstani private bailiffs to exchange their best practices (25/01/2013)

The EU-funded project organizes a know-how seminar in Ust-Kamenogorsk and Shymkent

ASTANA – In January 2013, the EU-funded project "Support to Judicial and Legal Reform in the Republic of Kazakhstan"(2010-2013), with a budget of 3.4 million Euro, will host two seminars on “Institution of Private Bailiffs in Kazakhstan” in the cities of Ust-Kamenogorsk and Shymkent. These seminars are organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Enforcement of court decisions is a major factor in the development of legal and judicial reform in Kazakhstan. The seminar is aimed to exchange the practical experiences of private bailiffs in Europe and private bailiffs in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The institute of private bailiff was introduced in Kazakhstan by the Law of Republic of Kazakhstan dated from 2 April 2010, "On Enforcement proceedings and the status of a bailiff". The introduction of private bailiff September 2011 is a decisive step in implementing one of the main priorities of the judicial system – court enforcement. Quality and enforcement of court decisions is one of the guarantee of the independence and efficiency of the judicial system.

The private bailiffs, who have started the professional career in Kazakhstan, will be acquainted with good European practices of the institution of private bailiffs, where the system of private judicial execution is already working for many years. The seminars will be attended by the European expert Mr Lionel Decotte, member of Chamber of private bailiffs in France.

These events are continuation of series of the seminars for private bailiffs in the framework of cooperation between the Ministry of Justice of RK, the Supreme Court of RK and the EU Project.

The European Union project "Support to Judicial and Legal Reform in the Republic of Kazakhstan" is implemented by the international consortium led by the Paris-based Agency for International Judicial Cooperation JCI with ICON (Germany) and Louis Berger (France).

Media representatives are invited to attend the seminars to take place:
• in Ust-Kamenogorsk: on Monday, 28 January 2013, at 09.00 at the address: Hotel  «Shiny River» , Astana 8/1 street;
• in Shymkent: on Thursday, 31 January 2013, at 09.00, at the address: Hotel «Dostyk», Adirbekova street, 17.

For further information please contact Ms Valerie Marchand, Team Leader of the Project: tel.77771691225, e-mail valeriemarchand@judicialproject.kz, or Ms Xeniya Udod, Press and Information Assistant of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan, at: + 7 (7172) 97¬11¬49, Xeniya.Udod@eeas.europa.eu.