Structure and authority
Judicial Council carries out its activity on the basis of Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, Constitutional Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Status of Judges of the Kyrgyz Republic”, Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Judicial Self-Governance Bodies”, other laws and Rules of Judicial Council
Judicial Council shall:
- take measures for protecting rights and legal interests of the KR judges;
- control budgeting of courts;
- consider issues of disciplinary action against judges;
- summon Congress of Judges of the KR;
- coordinate work re practical implementation of the judicial reform;
- study, summarize and disseminate experience of Judicial Self-governance bodies work; develop recommendations for their work improvement;
- ensure public evaluation of draft laws and other regulatory and non-regulatory acts on the courts and judges’ work;
- represent interests of judges in interactions with other state authorities and public associations;
- liaise with bodies of judicial communities from other countries, international organizations and mass media;
- request necessary data and documentation from state authorities, public associations and officials;
- organize training and professional development for judges and workers of court offices;
- consider other issues re judicial community development;
- hear the KR Court Department’s report on performance of the judicial service’s budget;
- hear annual reports of heads of the KR Court Department and the KR Judicial Training Centre about the Department and Centre’s operations.
Judicial Council forms continuing working bodies – commissions on basic directions of its activity:
- Budget commission of 5 judges carrying out measures for control over formation and implementation of courts’ budget;
- Disciplinary commission of 5 judges carrying out measures for preparing materials on judicial discipline issues and on issues of assigning qualification classes to judges;
- Educational commission of 4 judges carrying out measures for public expertise of draft laws, other normative and non-normative acts related to activity of courts and judges, and also for education and further training of judges, court staff, Court Department’s staff and candidates to judges’ positions in local courts.
Membership of the commissions and heads of the commissions are determined at the first meeting of the Judicial Council. The commissions are subordinate to Judicial Council.