of April 2, 2004 No. 54
About state language of the Kyrgyz Republic
Accepted by General Court of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on February 12, 2004
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.
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.
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.
Article 14. In state bodies, local government bodies, the state organizations and the companies the clerical work is performed in state language, other languages are used according to the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Article 15. Development by the companies, organizations, organizations of the Kyrgyz Republic of scientific and technical and project documents is performed in the state or official language.
Article 16. Accounting and reporting and financial documentation at the companies, in the organizations, organizations of the Kyrgyz Republic is kept in the state or official language.
Article 17. Heads of public authorities, local self-government and other state organizations create conditions to the workers for studying of state language, provide record keeping in state language.
Article 18. In education system of the Kyrgyz Republic the state language is the main language of training and education in the preschool educational organizations, in the organizations initial, average and higher education, the organizations of additional professional education financed from republican and (or) local budgets.
In the preschool educational organizations, the general education organizations (schools, lyceums, gymnasiums), the organizations of primary professional education with official or other languages of training teaching and studying of state language for the entire period of training are provided. In the organizations of average and higher education with official and other languages of training teaching state language is performed in the amounts established by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.
In the general education organizations (schools, lyceums, gymnasiums) are without fail entered written translated (from class into class), final examinations, and in the organizations initial, average and higher education - admission and final examinations in state language.
Article 19. In the Kyrgyz Republic the liberty of choice of language of scientific works is provided; the conditions supported by the state for expansion of researches on all branches of science are created, to their publication and for full support of achievements of science in state language.
Protection of scientific works for scientific degree competition is performed in the state or official language.
All mass media functioning in state language (television, radio, publishing houses, press organs), shall respect the rules of the Kyrgyz literary language. Broadcasting companies, irrespective of patterns of ownership, conduct more than a half of the transfers in state language.
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