Pre-judicial investigation in the Republic of Kazakhstan: in search of a model of legal proceedings

  • A. N. Akhpanov  Professor of the Department of Criminal Law Disciplines of the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Doctor of Law, Professor, Honored Worker of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3256-8875
  • A. L. Khan  Professor of the Department of Legal Disciplines of the «Bolashak» Academy (Karaganda), Candidate of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9927-9678
Keywords: pre-judicial investigation, prosecutor, investigating judge, investigator, interrogating officer, prosecution, functions, procedural form.

Abstract

The purpose of the article is to substantiate the position of the authors in the context of the modernization of pre-trial proceedings in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The scientific novelty lies in a comprehensive legal analysis of the modernized criminal procedure legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which improves the procedures of pre-trial proceedings.

Conclusions. Changing the vector of development of pre-trial proceedings in the Republic of Kazakhstan by introducing a three-tier model with delimitation of powers and areas of responsibility between law enforcement agencies, the prosecutor's office and the court, necessitated the introduction of amendments and additions to the current criminal procedure legislation. Taking into account the importance of the preliminary investigation stage in the Continental type of the criminal process structure, the main emphasis is on improving the procedures of pre-trial proceedings. First of all, this affected the functional purpose of its main participants in power: prosecutor, investigator, interrogating officer and the forms of ending the investigation arising from this. The authors of the article carried out a legal analysis of the amendments and additions made to the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Republic of Kazakhstan, considered the possible consequences of their implementation, substantiated their own position on the novelties of the legislator.

At the same time, іt should be noted that the introduction of changes and additions to the judicial stages stabilized many judicial procedures and, in general, increased the authority of the judiciary.

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Published
2022-05-02
How to Cite
Akhpanov , A., & Khan , A. (2022). Pre-judicial investigation in the Republic of Kazakhstan: in search of a model of legal proceedings . Scientific Papers of the Legislation Institute of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, (2), 6-13. https://doi.org/10.32886/instzak.2022.02.01