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Kazakhstan finds itself at the crossroads of political, economic, social and
cultural relations between the East and West. Constituting a bridge between
Europe and Asia, uniting more than 100 different ethnic and religious groups
and possessing huge territory with abundant natural resources, it is a unique
country with enormous potential to grow in stature on the world’s stage. This
book is the first-ever comprehensive overview of the legal system of
Kazakhstan in English. It offers a compact, coherent, systematic and reliable
overview of the major legal concepts, principles and developments of the legal
system of Kazakhstan.
Sixteen chapters, each written by an expert in the respective field, cover the
following specific areas of the Kazakhstani legal system:
Basic Features of the Legal System (Comparative Perspective and Sources of
Legal Education and Science in Kazakhstan;
Family and Inheritance Law;
Private International Law;
Investment and Energy Law;
The unmatched breadth and depth of the book’s content will serve the needs of
all interested readers, be they academics, government officials, practitioners
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
List of Abbreviations.
Preface of the General Editors .
Preface and Acknowledgements.
Chapter 1 Legal History of Kazakhstan
Chapter 2 Basic Features of the Legal System.
Chapter 3 Legal Education and Science in Kazakhstan .
Chapter 4 Constitutional Law.
Chapter 5 Administrative Law.
Chapter 6 Law of Persons.
Maidan Suleimenov & Zhenis Kembayev
Chapter 7 Property Law.
Chapter 8 Law of Obligations.
Zhenis Kembayev & John J.A. Burke
Chapter 9 Family and Inheritance Law .
Zhenis Kembayev & Maria Baideldinova Dalpane
Chapter 10 Labor Law.
Chapter 11 Private International Law.
Chapter 12 Civil Procedure.
Chapter 13 Criminal Law.
Chapter 14 Criminal Procedure.
Chapter 15 Investment and Energy Law.
Chapter 16 Tax Law.