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LAW OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

of April 2, 2004 No. 54

About state language of the Kyrgyz Republic

(The last edition from 23-06-2015)

Accepted by General Court of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on February 12, 2004

Chapter 1. General provisions

The Kyrgyz language as one of the main bases of statehood of the Kyrgyz Republic functions without fail in all spheres of the state activities and local self-government according to the procedure, provided by this Law and other laws of the Kyrgyz Republic.

In the Kyrgyz Republic as official language Russian is used.

The Kyrgyz Republic guarantees to representatives of all ethnoses forming the people of Kyrgyzstan, the right to preserving the native language, creation of conditions for its studying and development.

Infringement of the rights and freedoms of citizens on the basis of ignorance of the state or official language is not allowed.

Article 2. The government of the Kyrgyz Republic creates all necessary conditions for functioning and support of the constitutional status of state language, adopts and finances state programs on its studying and development, and also training in state language.

Article 3. The Kyrgyz language as state language is considered also language of international communication in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Chapter 2. The rights of citizens in the choice of language and the sales warranty of these rights

Article 4. Functioning of state language in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic does not interfere with use of other languages.

The Kyrgyz Republic adheres to the principle of free development of languages of representatives of other nationalities living in the republic.

Article 5. Citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic address to public authorities, local self-government, other organizations and organizations in the state or official language.

Article 6. Mastering children state and native languages is debt of parents and is supported by the state.

Chapter 3. Use of state language in public authorities, local self-government, other organizations and organizations

Article 7. Work of public authorities and local self-government, other organizations and organizations of the Kyrgyz Republic is performed in state language, and in necessary cases - and in official language.

Article 8. The president of the Kyrgyz Republic, Toraga of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, the chairman of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, the chairman of the Constitutional chamber of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic shall know state language - to be able to read, write, state the thoughts and to act publicly in state language.

By the laws of the Kyrgyz Republic similar requirements for other officials of state bodies and local government bodies can be established.

Article 9. Government employees whose list is determined by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic shall know state language in the amount necessary for execution of the job responsibilities.

Article 10. In the Kyrgyz Republic official documents of public authorities and local self-government are accepted in state language and in cases, stipulated by the legislation, are translated into official language and published in two languages. The document in state language is considered the original.

Regulatory legal acts of the Kyrgyz Republic are adopted in the state and official languages.

Acceptance of regulatory legal acts of representative bodies of local self-government only in state language on condition of accommodation in the territory of the corresponding administrative and territorial unit of the prevailing number of persons knowing state language and availability of the relevant decision of representative body of local self-government is allowed.

Article 11. In the Kyrgyz Republic official governmental social and political activities (congresses, sessions, conferences, meetings, meetings, negotiations and other events) are held in state language, in necessary cases - in official language, and provided with simultaneous interpretation.

Article 12. Voided by the Law KR of January 21, 2010 No. 8.

Article 13. Public authorities, local self-government issue to citizens official documents in state language, and in necessary cases - and in official language.

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