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Civil council to monitor judicial system concerned about President's initiatives to amend Constitution for further judicial reform.

Civil council to monitor judicial system has expressed concerns about initiative of President Almazbek Atambayev to amend the Constitution of Kyrgyzstan for further judicial reform.

"Civil monitoring of the judicial reform shows that involvement of other political branches in the reform is the most damaging for its progress and judicial system itself," the statement said.

Earlier, the civil council sounded the issue when the President suspended selection process of judges, rejecting all the nominees selected in the inter-district courts.

"At that time, the Council for Selection of Judges has made some progress in the complex process of selection of the nominees. But the President rejected all of them, thus violating two constitutional laws and providing no explanation for each nominee," human rights activists recalled.

They stressed that there is no necessity to amend the Constitution to make the judicial system independent.

"We need to continue gradual development of the judicial reform. It is necessary to form an independent Council for Selection of Judges, strengthen the legal basis of independence of the judiciary, to ensure its proper and independent funding, increase capacity of the judicial system and ensure technical conditions for the transparency of the judicial system," they said.

Civil council to monitor judicial system reminded that the people of Kyrgyzstan decided in June 2010 not to amend the basic law until 2020.

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Date:Oct 21, 2014
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