Kyrgyzstan - Arbitration Law and Practice in the Middle East
Originally from Arbitration Law and Practice in the Middle East
I. INTRODUCTION: ARBITRATION IN KYRGYZSTAN – HISTORY AND INFRASTRUCTURE
A. History and Current Legislation on Arbitration
1. Historical evolution of law relating to arbitration
The Kyrgyz Republic is a young country that earned its independence only in 1991 as a result of disintegration of the former Soviet Union. Therefore, arbitration does not have a long history in this jurisdiction, though the country has been pioneer in development of arbitration legislation in the Central Asia. The Law on Arbitration Courts in the Kyrgyz Republic (Arbitration Law) was adopted on 30 July 2002 and became effective on 7 August 2002. Since 2002 it has been slightly amended several times.
2. Current law
The Arbitration Law established a legal regime for a successful development of arbitration in the Kyrgyz Republic. In general, Kyrgyz legislators drafted the Arbitration Law on the basis of the best international arbitration standards. Unlike in some other jurisdictions, the Arbitration Law does not make a distinction between domestic and international arbitration.
Another principal law relating to arbitration is the Civil Procedure Code of the Kyrgyz Republic (Civil Procedure Code) dated 25 January 2017 that governs conduct of the state court proceedings in the Kyrgyz Republic. When enacted, this Code replaced the previous Civil Procedure Code adopted in 1999.