The Constitutional Chamber awarded essay contest winners

May 4, 2015

Chairman of the Constitutional Chamber Mukambet Kasymaliev awards the winner.

The Constitutional Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic Supreme Court awarded finalists of the essay contest on the topic “How the Constitution protects my rights” dedicated to the Constitution Day of Kyrgyzstan. Moreover, on this day students of law departments of five universities visited the Constitutional Chamber.

The purpose of the competition was to determine the relationship of students to the main law of the country, their understanding of how this document protects the rights of citizens, as well as to raise awareness of students about the activities of the Constitutional Chamber and its role in protecting the rights and freedoms of the citizens of Kyrgyzstan.

There were forty four essays, five of which have been recognized by the judges of Kyrgyz Republic as the best.

The first prize, a tablet, was awarded to Mamytov Ismail, graduate student of the Kyrgyz Academy of Law. Second and third prizes were awarded to Mavlyanova Iulia from the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Pavlanova Alia from the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University. In addition, all three finalists were invited to participate in the summer school of constitutionalism organized by Constitutional Chamber.

Dzhumabekova Malika from the Kyrgyz Academy of Law and Turdubekov Ulukbek from the American University of Central Asia were awarded fifth and fourth places. Both were invited to intern at the Constitutional Chamber.

Judges also awarded with a special incentive prize Kydyrbaeva Faiz, the only high school student.

During the meeting with winner the judges of the Constitutional Chamber praised their works for the rich, interesting and persuasive content, and noted that the future of the legal system of Kyrgyzstan depends on them, and expressed confidence that in future some of the students will also be the judges of the Constitutional Chamber.

“You’re our hope. You learn to defend the Constitution and laws. Your actions in our society will increase the legal consciousness, and it will develop” said judge Clara Sooronkulova whoch chaired the selection panel. “We must strive constantly to achieve great heights and protect, implement all the ideas, which set out in our Constitution”.

Best works will be published on the Chamber’s website and its regular Bulletin.

The competition was organized with support of the European Union-UNDP project “Support to operationalization of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic”

The Constitutional Chamber also organized an “open day” attended by about 40 students from law departments. During the meeting with the students, the judges and staff of the chamber told about the chamber’s work and its role in society and answered various questions of the participants.

“As you know, we have different courts: criminal, civil, administrative and economic affairs and these issues are dealt with other courts. We decide only questions of law,”- said at the meeting with students the chairman of the Constitutional Chamber Mukambet Kasymaliev.

Kasymaliev added that the Constitutional Chamber is open and the judiciary. Occasionally, when decisions on the appeals are taken unanimously, judges often have a dissenting opinion. Anyone including the students can watch the work of the chamber by coming to the meetings, which open to all, as well as on its official website.

A similar event for the Day of the Constitution, the Constitutional Chamber held in the past year.

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