Op-ed: A strong, flexible constitution remains key to Kazakhstan's development

29 August 2018
photo credit: mariusz kluzniak/flickr
photo credit: mariusz kluzniak/flickr
Looking back over the years since our constitution was overwhelmingly approved in a national referendum on Aug. 30, 1995, it is very clear how important it has been to our progress as a country. It has provided both the principles and mechanics which have enabled Kazakhstan to rise to every challenge it has faced. The strong emphasis, for example, placed on individual rights and equality before the law has helped forge a tolerant harmonious society which has won international respect. But all these achievements could have been put in jeopardy if a constitution prevents a country from meeting changing circumstances, challenges and ambitions. For thanks to the efforts of its people, Kazakhstan is now at a very different stage of development.
Read the full article here: The Astana Times


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