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Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic

The Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic prohibits people to create secret associations and do actions not in conformity with the country legislation (Art. 16 and 21 of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, as of 18 February, 2003). The state secures the rights and lawful interests of public associations (Art. 8 of the Constitution).


The Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan is the highest court of justice in the country. The other courts are:

  • Military Courts of Kyrgyzstan
  • Appeal courts of second instance at the oblast level
  • Local courts of first instance. 78 of these exist

Alternative Dispute Resolution in the form of outside-formal court settlement by court elders (aksakals) is popular in the country. The Constitutional Court was abolished with the adoption of the 2010 Constitution and its powers transferred to the Supreme Court.


The Civil Code of the Kyrgyz Republic, Part 1 (August 8, 1996 in the edition of March 11, 2004).