On June 18, 2021, the IV Kazakh-French forum entitled “Law in the era of digitalization” was held.
The event was organized by the Nursultan Nazarbayev Foundation, the Constitutional Council, the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Sorbonne-Kazakhstan Institute KazNPU named after Abai and the Astana International Financial Center together with the Embassy of the French Republic in Kazakhstan, the National School for Magistrates and the University of Lorraine (France).
Addressing the welcoming speech to the forum participants, the Chairman of the Constitutional Council Kairat Mami noted that in the new reality, law becomes not only a means, a tool that ensures the digitalization of the economy, governance and other social life’s segments, but also the object of influence that makes it subject to changes in form, content and mechanism of action. It is necessary to realize that the Constitution, as the basic law of the state, lays down basic principles that must also be taken into account in the context of digital civilization. First of all, information technology should serve to improve the implementation of constitutional human rights, summed up the Chairman of the Constitutional Council.
The moderator was Igor Rogov, Deputy Executive Director of the Nursultan Nazarbayev Foundation.
Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament Nurlan Abdirov, Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Agency Marat Akhmetzhanov, Minister of Internal Affairs Yerlan Turgumbayev, Minister of Justice Marat Beketayev and Rector of Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University Darkhan Bilyalov also addressed the forum participants with welcoming words.
Among the foreign partners, the participants were greeted by the Ambassador of France to Kazakhstan Didier Caness, Vice-President of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe Claire Bazy-Malaurie, Senator of France Christophe-André Frassa, Head of the French Anti-Corruption Agency Charles Duchon, Director of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation Taliya Khabriyeva and others.
The Secretary General of the Constitutional Council Bakyt Nurmukhanov acted as a moderator in the section of the forum, where issues related to administrative and constitutional law in the context of digitalization of modern society were considered.
The forum was attended by representatives of government agencies and academic circles of Kazakhstan, experts from France, Russia, Great Britain, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.