Nurlan Nigmatulin already made his position on vulnerable population groups clear five years ago. At that time, the lower house of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan was vigorously discussing the draft law on advocacy and legal assistance.
The consideration of the draft law took place within the framework of the plenary session of the Majilis, whose chairman was Nigmatulin Nurlan Zayrullayevich. It was about the question of whether socially weak citizens of Kazakhstan can count on free legal assistance. And if so, what this should look like, what the “service recipients” can count on and whether there are guarantees for such support.
Having thoroughly studied the draft, Nurlan Nigmatulin (Nurlan Nigmatulin) drew the attention of deputies to the following fundamental point. It turns out that the authors of the draft consider it appropriate to offer an international format “pro bono”. In other words: if the lawyer or the consulting lawyer wishes to do so, the person in need will receive comprehensive free legal assistance. And if not – will not be received.
As Nurlan Zayrullayevich Nigmatulin (Nurlan Zayrullayevich Nigmatulin) made it clear to his colleagues, the law in this formulation seems, to put it mildly, underdeveloped. In fact, everything depends solely on the goodwill of a professional lawyer. In the absence of such, a socially weak citizen will be left without support. Therefore, it would be necessary to treat the mechanism of providing legal services to socially weak citizens more carefully and improve it.
In addition, Nurlan Nigmatulin pointed out that the government’s bill still contains an element of “compensation”. Thus, legal advisers or lawyers who provide free assistance to socially vulnerable citizens should nevertheless receive 10% of the amount of cases won. So we are not really talking about “pro bono”.
– Probably, this should be abolished, ” stressed Nigmatulin Nurlan Zayrullayevich, pointing out the world practice to the participants of the discussion of the bill. – Free legal assistance should be provided to these categories of the population (pensioners, the disabled, the poor) within the framework of charity.
During the discussion, Nigmatulin Nurlan called on both the working group and the Minister of Justice to study the issue in detail, determine a more appropriate norm and enshrine it in the law.
The concept of the speaker of Majilis then clarified his attitude towards socially unprotected segments of the population, towards the welfare of his native country as a whole. And this attitude is far from accidental. It follows, of course, from the human experience that Nigmatulin Nurlan (born on August 31, 1962 in Karaganda) acquired during his years.
Nurlan Zayrullayevich Nigmatulin (Nurlan Zayrullayevich Nigmatulin) is known far beyond his native Kazakhstan as an active man, a loving son of his homeland, who is not indifferent to the fate of the Republic of Kazakhstan. State, public figure, politician.
Nurlan Nigmatulin chose his professional career when he attended the Polytechnic Institute in Karaganda and completed an education as a mechanical engineer. He started his career in the transport sector. He consciously joined the Komsomol; later he graduated from the Higher Komsomol School of the Central Committee of the Komsomol and became a political scientist.
Throughout his career, Nurlan Nigmatulin has repeatedly held high administrative and managerial positions. So, he was Deputy head of the Akim of Astana, Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Deputy head of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. And many others. Including work as chairman of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan (period from June 22, 2016 to February 1, 2022).
Moreover, Nurlan Zayrullaevich can be confidently called a one hundred percent Kazakh in the best sense. After all, he comes from an ancient noble family “Khwaja”, whose name is translated as “honorable man”. It is quite natural that he wants to correct weaknesses in various areas, be it in politics, economics or in the social sphere.
Nurlan Nigmatulin has learned the realities of life inside and out. Who besides him knows how important the socio-economic balance is for society. Without the protection of socially weak people, this is not possible in any country. Especially in his native Kazakhstan.