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LAW OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

of May 29, 2000 No. 52

About official language of the Kyrgyz Republic

(as amended on 25-02-2013)

Accepted by General Court of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on May 25, 2000

This Law determines the status of official language of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 1. Official language of the Kyrgyz Republic

Official language of the Kyrgyz Republic is the language used along with state language in the sphere of public administration, the legislation and legal proceedings of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also in other spheres of public life of the Kyrgyz Republic in the cases and procedure provided by this Law and the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Official language of the Kyrgyz Republic language which serves as language of international communication and promotes integration of the republic into the world community is recognized.

Official language in the Kyrgyz Republic is Russian.

Article 2. State protection of official language

Official language is in the Kyrgyz Republic under protection of the state.

State bodies create necessary conditions for functioning and development of official language.

Article 3. Guarantees of the rights of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic for consideration of the documents filed by them

Citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic have the right to address to public authorities and local self-government in official language.

Public authorities and local self-government accept and consider documents which are filed by citizens in official language.

Article 4.

Voided according to the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic of 25.02.2013 No. 33.

Article 5. Meetings of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic and Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

The deputy of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic, members of the government of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also the invited persons has the right to speak at meetings of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in official language.

Performances at meetings of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic are provided with simultaneous interpretation from state language on official and with official on state language.

Article 6. Legislative initiative

The bills introduced by subjects of the legislative initiative, and conclusion of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on them are represented in two languages: state and official.

Article 7. Acceptance of regulatory legal acts

1. Regulatory legal acts are adopted in two languages: state and official.

2. 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 8. Official publication of regulatory legal acts

Official publication of regulatory legal acts is performed in two languages: state and official, except for regulatory legal acts of the representative bodies of local self-government adopted according to part 2 of article 7 of this Law which are published in acceptance language.

Article 9. Performance reports of the republican budget, about the work of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, bodies and the officials designated or elected by Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic

Performance reports of the republican budget, about the work of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, bodies and the officials designated or elected by Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic are represented in two languages: state and official.

Article 10. International agreements

Languages of negotiating are the Kyrgyz, Russian, English languages or language of other contracting party (parties).

The international contracts of the Kyrgyz Republic are signed in the Kyrgyz, Russian or English languages and language of other contracting party (parties).

Publication of the international treaties of the Kyrgyz Republic which took legal effect is performed in the Kyrgyz and Russian languages, and in necessary cases - in other languages.

Article 11. Official names and details of public authorities, local self-government and organizations

Official names of public authorities, local self-government and the organizations are given in the state and official languages.

Texts of official seals, stamps and forms of public authorities, local self-government and the organizations are given in state language and duplicated on official language.

Article 12. Maintaining documentation

Maintaining accounting and statistical, financial and technical documentation in public authorities, local self-government and the organizations in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic is provided in the state or official languages.

Article 13. Organizations of education

At all schools of various types, types and patterns of ownership, and also the state higher educational institutions official language is obligatory subject and enters in the list of the disciplines included in the education document.

Article 14. Legal proceedings language

Legal proceedings are conducted in the state or official language.

The right to make statements, to give evidences, to declare petitions, to get acquainted with all case papers, to appear in court in the native language and to use translation service is provided to the persons participating in case not knowing language in which legal proceedings are conducted.

Copies of the resolution on attraction as the person accused and sentence (determination, the resolution) are handed to the person accused, the defendant condemned in translation into their native language or language which they know.

Article 15. Responsibility for violation of this Law

Officials, the legal entities and physical persons guilty of violation of this Law bear responsibility according to the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The refusal of the official to accept and consider the address of the citizen in official language, and also any preventing to the use of official language in the spheres of use and functioning provided by this Law and the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic involve responsibility according to the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 16. Procedure for entry into force of this Law

This Law becomes effective from the date of publication.

Article 17. About reduction of regulatory legal acts in compliance with this Law

Charge to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic:

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