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Name: Constitution of 30 August 1995.
Country: Kazakhstan
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Constitution
Adopted on: 1995-08-30
Entry into force:
ISN: KAZ-1995-C-44019
Bibliography: Constitutions of the Countries of the World (text of 1995 in English), 2010-09, Gisbert H. Flanz, Oceana Publications, Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA, ISBN: 978-0-379-00467-0, pp. 1-41
Constitution (consolidated text in Russian), 1998, Kazakhstan, 40 p.
Constitution (text of 1995 in Kazakh and Russian), 1995, Kazakhstan, 175 p.
Constitution (in English) Constitution (in English) Official Site of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-06-14)
Constitution in Russian Constitution in Russian State Social Insurance Fund, Kazakhstan PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-06-14)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Legal information system of Regulatory Legal Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan PDF of Unofficial English Translation as amended to Law No. 51-VI dated March 10, 2017 PDF of Unofficial English Translation as amended to Law No. 51-VI dated March 10, 2017 (consulted on 2019-04-16)
Abstract/Citation: Kazakhstan is a secular state (Art. 1). Article 5 prohibits the merging of public and state institutions; public associations are equal before law. Activities of foreign political parties and trade unions are prohibited. Section II covers citizenship and fundamental rights, including equality before law, the right to life except in cases of the death penalty, the right to dignity, privacy, and the freedom of religion, speech and thought. Article 24 prohibits forced labour and provides the right to freedom of labour, safe working conditions, collective bargaining as well as the right to strike. Articles 28-31 provide the right to minimum wage, pension and social security, health care and education. Sections III-VIII cover the branches of government, including the President, Parliament, Constitutional Council, Supreme Court, and local government.
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