Trials and Tribulations: Kazakhstan’s Criminal Justice Reforms

  title={Trials and Tribulations: Kazakhstan’s Criminal Justice Reforms},
  author={Alexei Trochev and Gavin Slade},
  journal={Kazakhstan and the Soviet Legacy},
The Kazakhstani penal culture, the emphasis on getting low numbers of acquittals, the pro-accusation bias in the criminal proceedings as well as the lack of autonomy of the judicial system because of improper government influence are all signs of the remnant of the Soviet era. As this chapter highlights, this is why, just as it was the case in the Soviet Union, Kazakhstani citizens continue to show a lack of trust toward criminal justice institutions and an unwillingness to cooperate with… 

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