Current Rule of Law Programs in Kazakhstan

Judicial Reform

In April 2012, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA  ROLI)—with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development—began to implement  a four-year program that supports the modernization of the Kazakhstani judicial  system and increases public trust in that system. ABA ROLI is cooperating with several  local partners, including the Supreme Court, the Union of Judges and the  Institute of Justice, to enhance judges’ knowledge and to promote the application  of best practices in judicial decision writing, to encourage the use of alternative  dispute resolution methods and to contribute toward those resources available to  the country’s judges.

Continuing its efforts, ABA ROLI will launch a public awareness  campaign on alternative dispute resolution and on new and innovative legal  provisions. The campaign will use a variety of user-friendly formats (including  leaflets and public service announcements) to foster public discussion of key  legal developments and to increase public familiarity with the legal sector.