Kazakhstan marks 21st anniversary of Constitution
The Constitution Day is celebrated in Kazakhstan on August 30. On this day, 21 years ago, the Constitution was adopted by a national referendum. During this time, the basic law was improved and evolved together with the state. The current Constitution has been amended three times. Amendments allowed the country to stay up to date with the new requirements of the time.
KULYAISHA AKTAYEVA, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MUSEUM OF FIRST PRESIDENT OF KAZAKHSTAN:
Kazakhstan differs from all over the world with the amendments made in 2007. The Assembly of Peoples of Kazakhstan became part of the public mechanism of state regulation of all relationships. It has been a long way almost 20 years before the Assembly of Peoples of Kazakhstan became known and served as a cement in our social mechanism.
The Basic Law has laid a solid foundation for multilateral development of the country and unity. Experts believe that the Constitution can serve as a good example for many. It is no accident that so-called constitutional patriotism in Europe rose recently.
IGOR ROGOV, CHAIRMAN OF CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL OF KAZAKHSTAN:
One judge from the Baltic countries, the Chairman of the Constitutional Court said: ‘I look with admiration that concepts ‘patriotism’ and ‘nationalism’ have different meanings. You have a different way’. A patriot could be anyone not only a Kazakh man. This is one of the features of the Constitution, which is routine practice for us.
In Kazakhstan, there are several hundreds of adopted laws. And, all of them are based on the Constitution, which allows members of different ethnic groups to be equal citizens of the country.