The Constitutional Council is a independent state body which provides for the supremacy of the Constitution of
the Republic of Kazakhstan in the entire territory of the Republic ( art 1 constitutional Law 1977 no 2737 ).
The court consists of 7 judges including the chairman.
The Oblast courts have original jurisdiction in more serious criminal cases and in cases in territories
where no local courts have been established. The oblast courts serve as appellate courts to the local courts.