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.