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LAW OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

of March 19, 1999 No. 27

About frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic

(as amended on 29-12-2014)

Accepted by General Court of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on February 18, 1999

This Law establishes and fixes the legal basis of protection of frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic.

I. General provisions

Article 1. Frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic

The frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic (daleegosudarstvenny border) is the line and the vertical surface passing across this line, the determining limits of the state territory (sushi, waters, subsoil and airspace) the Kyrgyz Republic, that is spatial limit of action of sovereignty of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 2. Boundary policy of the Kyrgyz Republic

The Kyrgyz Republic, proceeding from the international principles of mutual respect of sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of frontiers, the proclaimed successorship concerning the former USSR:

- considers frontier as the line determining legally enforceable spatial limit of the territory (sushi, waters, subsoil, airspace) on which the Kyrgyz Republic has all completeness of the sovereign rights;

- confirms passing of the frontier established by the international treaties existing on the date of entry into force of this Law including acts of administrative-territorial differentiation of the Kyrgyz Republic and the republics of the former USSR;

- in case of establishment and change of passing of frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic and maintenance of legal relationship with the adjacent states on border, regulation of legal relationship in frontier areas (water areas) of the Kyrgyz Republic and on the ways of the international messages in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic is guided by the purposes of safety of the Kyrgyz Republic and the international security, interests of mutually beneficial full cooperation with the adjacent states, the principles of peaceful, nonviolent resolution of boundary questions;

- coordinates establishment of the mode of frontier and activities for its protection with the republics of the former USSR.

Article 3. Legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic on frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic

The legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic on frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic is based on the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, determines procedure for establishment and change of passing of frontier and its designation, content of the mode of frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic, boundary regime and the mode at check points, governs the relations in the field of protection of frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic. It consists of this Law and other regulatory legal acts of the Kyrgyz Republic published according to it concerning frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic on frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic is under construction on the basis of international treaties, agreements and other international legal acts which participant is the Kyrgyz Republic. In cases of contradiction of provisions of the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic and the international treaties signed by the Kyrgyz Republic the international agreements are effective.

Article 4. Protection of frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic

Protection of frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic is integral part of nation-wide system of safety of the Kyrgyz Republic and consists in implementation of system of political, military, legal, organizational, economic, ecological, technical, operational and other measures:

- on non-admission of illegal, violent change of the established passing of frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic, illegal use (development) by the adjacent states or their citizens of border sites of the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic;

- on ensuring compliance by legal entities and physical persons established by international treaties and the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic of legal relationship on frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic, fight against the crimes and administrative offenses encroaching on these legal relationship;

- on protection on frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic of interests of the personality, society and state against external and internal encroachments.

Protection of frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic on the land, the rivers and other reservoirs is assigned to the border service of the Kyrgyz Republic, and in airspace - to the Ministry of Defence of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Other ministries, the state committees and administrative departments within their competence, determined by the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic take part in protection of frontier.

II. Establishment, change of passing and designation of the line of frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 5. Establishment and change of passing of the line of frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic

The line of frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic if other is not provided by international treaties of the Kyrgyz Republic, is established:

- on the land - on characteristic points and lines of relief or it is clear to visible reference points;

- on the rivers (streams) - on their middle or on the middle of the main sleeve of the river;

- on reservoirs - in a straight line, the frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic connecting exits and to coast of reservoir;

- on water storage basins of water-engineering systems and other artificial reservoirs - according to frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic passing on the area before their filling;

- on the railway and road bridges, dikes and other constructions passing through boundary sections of the rivers (streams) - on the middle of these constructions or on their technological axis, irrespective of passing of frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic on water.

Any natural changes which can happen in border strip including on the boundary rivers, do not involve changes in provision of demarcated frontier.

Waters of the rivers and other reservoirs which coast belong to the Kyrgyz Republic belong to internal waters of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The documents on refining of passing of frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic on the area (surface of the water) made according to the procedure border redemarkation based on international treaties of the Kyrgyz Republic are subject to ratification by the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 6. Designation of frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic

The frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic on the area is designated clearly by visible border markers.

Forms, the sizes of border markers, their description and procedure for installation are determined by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and international treaties of the Kyrgyz Republic.

III. Mode of frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic

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