Mediationo of Labour Disputes in Kazakhstan in Comparative Context


https://doi.org/10.17589/2309-8678-2016-4-2-96-111

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Abstract

The authors undertake an analysis of features of mediation in individual labour disputes settlement in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation. The current paper also analyzes the experience of some foreign countries (USA, UK, Germany), based on a study which suggests the ways of improving the mediation institution in Kazakhstan. In addition, the identified advantages of mediation as an extra-judicial regulation of labour disputes, the authors point out the identified shortcomings of the matter in new the Labour Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Relevance of the topic is reasoned to the fact that in the 21st century extra-judicial settlement of disputes is preferred worldwide these days. In this context, it is no exception to the regulation of individual labour disputes without appealing to the courts. It demonstrates the role and significance of the introduction and development of conciliation procedures, including mediation, without diminishing the importance of other remedies to protect labour rights and freedoms provided in the labour legislation. An analysis of Kazakhstan’s and Russia’s procedural laws indicates a steady trend of expansion of alternative legal ways of disputes settlement in general, and particularly in labour disputes, including disputes between economic agents (employer and employee), which seems to be responded to the modern development of economic relations. Extrajudicial ways of conflict resolution may be undertaken not only by jurisdictional, but also by non-judicial mechanisms that are in the beginning stage of formation as alternative ways of resolving labour disputes at this period of Kazakhstan’s development.


About the Authors

Guzal Galiakbarova
Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Astana, Kazakhstan)
Russian Federation

Ph.D. student in Law of Department of Civil Law Disciplines, Faculty of Law, Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Ryskulbekov Str., 16 – ap.65, Astana, 010009, Kazakhstan



Sholpan Saimova
Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Astana, Kazakhstan)
Russian Federation

Associate Professor of Department of Theory and History of the Country, Constitution, Faculty of Law, Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Abylai-khan Avenue, 39/1 – ap.52, Astana, 010009, Kazakhstan



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For citation: Galiakbarova G., Saimova S. Mediationo of Labour Disputes in Kazakhstan in Comparative Context. Russian Law Journal. 2016;4(2):96-111. https://doi.org/10.17589/2309-8678-2016-4-2-96-111

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