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On August 28, 2020, an international scientific and practical conference "Constitutional Values as the Legal Basis for Consolidating Society to Overcome Global Challenges" was held online. The conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The forum is organized by the Constitutional Council, the Nursultan Nazarbayev Foundation, the OSCE Office of Programs in Nur-Sultan, the Astana International Financial Center, the Institute Sorbonne-Kazakhstan KazNPU named after Abay and the Eurasian Law Academy named after D.A. Kunaev. The opening ceremony starterd with welcoming speech of Chairman of the Constitutional Council K. Mami. As he noted, the value​ ​ enshrined in the Constitution of the country determine the essence of society and the state, it is inviolable principles and constituent institutions. Time showed the effectiveness of the chosen model of constitutional development of the country. However, in a rapidly changing world, constitutional values require special attention and protection.
The book "Kazakhstan Way: Constitutionalism, Man, Peace and Prosperity" was presented within the forum. Introducing the publication, K.Mami said that the formation and development of modern constitutional and legal policy of Kazakhstan takes into account both national traditions and progressive foreign experience. This book contains opinions and judgments of prominent foreign state and public figures, as well as foreign scholars on the Constitution, adopted on it is basis legislation and its practice, their recommendations on relevant issues of further evolution of the national legal system. In general, they praise the Constitution and the legal policy of Kazakhstan. The team of authors is more than 30 people. Among them are the leaders of the Council of Europe, the AIFC Court, constitutional justice bodies of 11 countries, UN experts and legal scholars. During the presentation, members of the team - Chairman of the Astana International Financial Center’s Legal Advisory Council Michael Blair QC, international expert, a former President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia George Papuashvili and Professor of the Department of Constitutional Law of the Ural State Law University Igor Ostapovich. The conference heard presentations by experts from Great Britain, Russia, France, Georgia, Poland and other countries. The book is available in the country"s libraries, as well as on the website of the Constitutional Council.