Today, November 29, 2018, at “АКИpress” Information Agency the Director of the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid, Akzhol Kalbekov, announced the launch of the Annual Decade of Legal Assistance from December 3 - 10, 2018 that will be held countrywide. More detailed info at: http://kg.akipress.org/news:1483433?from=portal&place=last&b=5

Akjol Kalbekov speaking Bilim Raimkulov Venera Jumabaeva 29 11 2018

The Director of the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid, Akzhol Kalbekov (in the center), announced the launch of the Annual Decade of Legal Assistance; the Chair of the Advacatura of the Kyrgyz Republic, Bilim Raimkulov (to the right), and the Head of Information Department under the Ministry of Justice, Venera Jumabaeva (to the left) .

 

Bishkek – The Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic will hold a press conference on the Annual Decade of Legal Assistance from December 3 - 10, 2018.
 
The press conference will be held on November 29, 2018 in the Press Center «АКИpress» at 10 a.m. at 189 Moskovskaya Str. 
 
Speakers at the press conference will include the Director of the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid, Akzhol Kalbekov; the Head of the Public Information Department, Venera Jumabaeva; and the Chairman of the Council of Defense Attorneys of the Kyrgyz Republic, Bilim Raiymkulov.
 
During the press conference, the participants will become familiar with the main objective of the Decade and the plan of activities to be organized in all regions of the country.
 
The Decade is held to improve access to justice, ensure the protection of the rights and legitimate interests of citizens through the effective implementation of the Law on State Guaranteed Legal Aid, and raise public awareness aimed to empower citizens to assert their rights.
 
The decade is organized by the Ministry of Justice’s Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid in partnership with the UNDP and MFA of Finland project “Towards a sustainable access to justice for legal empowerment in the Kyrgyz Republic”, USAID Collaborative Governance Program, European Union and GIZ “Rule of Law Program in the Kyrgyz Republic - the 2nd phase”, and Soros Foundation – Kyrgyzstan’s “Rule of Law Program”.
 
More detailed information is available via link: http://legalmap.gov.kg/, addresses for FLACs are at: http://legalmap.gov.kg./ru/pages/free-legal-aid-centers/ and also at: www.minjust.gov.kg.  
 

Do you want to learn about state-guaranteed legal aid in the Kyrgyz Republic? Watch the program "Maaniluu maek", where representatives of the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Bar of the Kyrgyz Republic spoke live on KTRC. The program also shares info on the upcoming decade of free legal aid. The live program is available via link: http://www.ktrk.kg/media/video/12879

Do you know about a website http://www.map.oshcity.kg/, which helps the residents of the Osh city to inform the Osh Mayor’s Office about the problems? The website was developed by the Public Association «Youth of Osh» in partnership with the Osh Mayor’s Office, and with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program. The online platform improves communication between citizens and administration of the southern capital. For more detailed info about this initiative, visit the USAID site at: https://www.usaid.gov/results-data/success-stories/improving-your-city-click  and/or CGP site at: http://www.ewmi-cgp.org/en/publications-and-resources/success-stories.html 
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Nurkaly Tolubaev helps to improve the city of Osh by reporting various issues. Website and mobile app help residents of Osh to report problems to local government.

Youth of Osh

On September 10-14, 2018, over 60 lawyers, attorneys, and public notaries, who provide legal consultation at 26 Free Legal Aid Centers located in all regions of the country, received a two-day training to improve the skills for professional communication with recipients of state-guaranteed free legal aid. During the training, the participants learned the rules of professional communication with recipients of legal services, including vulnerable population.

The USAID Collaborative Governance Program is supporting the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic’s efforts to improve access to legal aid by establishing more of free legal aid centers and to improve the quality of services provided by the centers.

In accordance with the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Law on State Guaranteed Legal Aid, Free Legal Aid Centers provide equal access to legal aid for citizens and increase the level of legal protection for vulnerable populations.

Detailed information on the work of the Free Legal Aid Centers and their contact information can be obtained in the territorial units of the Ministry of Justice, and on its online map of legal service providers at: http://legalmap.gov.kg/ru/ and/or www.minjust.gov.kg.

Photo 1 A opening remarks Akjol Kalbekov

The Director of the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice, Akjol Kalbekov, (in the center) makes opening remarks to open the two-days training.

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Rule of Law Program Manager of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program Elzar Elemanov making opening remarks during the training for lawyers, attorneys and public notaries, who provide legal consultation at Free Legal Aid Centers in different regions of the country.

Photo 4 participants nice IKO IMG 6753

Over 60 lawyers, attorneys, and public notaries, who provide legal consultation at Free Legal Aid Centers located in all regions of the country, learning with interest the rules of professional communication with recipients of legal services.

Photo 5 trainer on gender Gulbarchyn Jumabaeva IMG 6754

Expert on gender issues Gulbarchin Jumabaeva sharing important aspects of gender relations, and gender stereotypes.

Photo 9 Икбалжан Мирсайитов независимый эксперт

Independent Expert Ikbol Mirsaitov familiarized the participants with religious system in the Kyrgyz Republic and state policy in the religious system.

Photo 8 Жылдыз Дуйшенова фасилитатор

Facilitator Jyldyz Duishonova conducted a session on rules and components of successful communication and key mistakes in communication.

Photo 10 Ишенов Асель бел пиджак Координатор по Нарынской обл по ГГЮП

Participants listen with attention to the training session on peculiarities of counseling people with disabilities.