Over 6,000 complaints against bailiffs filed in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan plans to develop a law on enforcement of court orders. As the country’s Minister of Justice Kanat Mussin stated during the government hour in the Mazhilis of Kazakh Parliament, the ministry is now working on its concept. He said that it should incorporate the world’s best legislative practices that will ensure a balance between the rule of law and respect for the citizens’ rights. Meanwhile, at present, an increasing number of Kazakh citizens are dissatisfied with the work of bailiffs. In less than a year, more than 6,000 such complaints were received by the relevant authorities. Most of them concern unreasonably long execution of documents, as specialists do not take appropriate coercive measures.
“The courts received over 19,000 applications in the nine months of 2021-2022. The minister also drew attention to these figures in his report. Of these, 6,281 lawsuits, or 33 percent, were filed against the actions of bailiffs. Most of these lawsuits were received in the cities of Nur-Sultan and Almaty. The bailiffs admitted their mistakes in court. 1,456 cases, or 23 percent, were resolved through reconciliation. 1,299 cases, or 21 percent, were withdrawn for lack of dispute resolution. In total, the court considered 2,014 cases, or 32 percent, of which 45 percent were satisfied. That is, almost every lawsuit against the actions or inaction of bailiffs was justified!” said Arman Kozhakhmetov, Chair of the Committee on Legislation and Judicial and Legal Reform of Mazhilis.
Translation by Assem Zhanmukhanova
Editing by Galiya Khassenkhanova