The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic is the highest judicial authority which independently performs the constitutional oversight by way of constitutional legal proceedings. The Constitutional Chamber shall be composed of the chairperson, deputy chairperson and nine judges of the Constitutional Chamber. The competence, procedure of formation and activities of the Constitutional Chamber are defined in the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Constitutional law “On the Constitutional Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic”. The judges of the Constitutional Chamber shall be elected pursuant the procedures envisaged in the Constitutional law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On the status of judges of the Kyrgyz Republic “. The Constitutional Chamber shall: 1) in the event that laws as well as other normative and legal acts contradict the Constitution declare them unconstitutional; 2) provide its opinion on the constitutionality of international agreements which have not yet entered in force for the Kyrgyz Republic; 3) provide its opinion on draft laws envisaging the changes in the Constitution. The Constitutional Chamber is independent and shall be subject to the Constitution, the constitutional law “On the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic” as well as the Rules of procedure of the Constitutional Chamber. Whatever interference in the business of the Constitutional Chamber shall be prohibited and shall result in liability envisaged in the law. Judicial review of cases and decision making in the Constitutional Chamber are conducted in the collegiate manner. Cases under review in the Constitutional Chamber are considered openly. All judicial proceedings in the Constitutional Chamber are conducted orally. Constitutional judicial proceedings are performed in the state language. Upon request from the parties to the process the proceedings can be conducted in the official language. Within the proceedings of the Constitutional Chamber the parties to the process shall enjoy equal rights and opportunities to assert their positions on the adversarial basis. The Constitutional Chamber shall adopt its acts; these may be in the form of decisions, conclusions, resolutions and determinations. The decisions of the Constitutional Chamber are based on the Constitution and represent the legal position of judges which is free from whatsoever biases. The Constitutional Chamber shall make its decisions upon legal issues exclusively. The official publication of the Constitutional Chamber is the “Bulletin of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic”.

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