International law is a system of legal norms regulating interstate and other international relations in order to ensure peace and cooperation. International law, as a branch of social science, is closely interrelated with independent humanitarian disciplines, and above all with the history of international relations, political science, foreign policy, diplomacy, world economy, sociology and other sciences with an international component.
In 2003, the Department of Constitutional and International Law was established at the Faculty of Law of the L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University under the leadership of Professor M.A. Sarsembayev, the first Doctor of Law in International Law in Kazakhstan. Since September 2008, the newly formed specialized Graduate Department of International Law began its activities, which, today, enjoys well-deserved authority at the national and international levels.
The Department of International Law of the Faculty of Law of the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University trains competitive personnel with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the field of international law and jurisprudence in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. The training is conducted in three languages: Kazakh – the state language, Russian and English. Graduates of the department after training will be able to work as international lawyers in the field of protection of the rights and freedoms of individuals and legal entities in the Republic of Kazakhstan and abroad; employees of intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations, departments for external relations of state bodies, including law enforcement agencies, the Ministry of Justice, the Prosecutor General's Office, the Supreme Court, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Among our graduates there are successful lawyers and lawyers, high-ranking state managers, employees of reputable intergovernmental organizations, financial structures, highly cited scientists and even Miss Kazakhstan!
The department carries out its activities on the principle of student-centered education. The high technical equipment and developed infrastructure of the university allows creating favorable conditions for students and teachers in obtaining quality education. Students of the department can always easily find their like-minded people in various interest clubs within the university. One such club – "International lawyers' club", operates within the department.
In 2017-2018, the department successfully passed the accreditation of all educational programs from domestic and international independent rating agencies and accreditation centers. In particular, there are certificates of accreditation from the NU "Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)", The Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute ACQUIN. In addition, L.N. Gumilyov ENU is among the top 151-200 best universities in the world in the field of "Law" according to QS World University Rankings.
Since its formation, the staff of the department consists of highly qualified specialists in the field of international law and jurisprudence. Thus, the main staff of the department includes the first Doctor of Law and Professor of International Law in Kazakhstan, Honorary Professor of the University, Honored Scientist of the country, Professor M.A. Sarsembayev, a number of well-known and respected scientists in the field of public international and private international law, theory and history of state and law, such as Doctor of Law., Professor Abaydeldinov E.M., Doctor of Law, Professor Tlepina Sh.V. The department also employs teachers who have completed their doctoral studies and successfully defended the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in international law: PhD, acting Associate Professor Kala N.S., PhD, Acting Associate Professor Iskakova Zh.T., PhD, senior lecturer Akshalova R.D., PhD, senior lecturer Zhunusbekova A.Zh., PhD, senior lecturer Oynarova A.O. All teachers of the department were trained in domestic and foreign educational institutions.
The teaching staff of the department participates in many national and foreign scientific events, regularly takes advanced training courses. Most of the members of the department take an active part in various research projects, the implementation of legal expertise and the development of regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Teachers of the department are also often invited as experts in the field of law with guest lectures; specialists of the academic environment for teaching courses of lectures in various institutions, including the Astana International Financial Center; developers and evaluators of competitive tasks for future applicants.
The Department carries out a large amount of research, including fundamental research on grants from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of international public and international private law; European law; law of the Eurasian Economic Union and other regional associations; comparative law; interaction of international, regional and national law; constitutional law; the history of political and legal thought, state and law. The department has developed and published a number of textbooks, monographs, hundreds of articles and other scientific and methodological works.