On February 21, 2019, over 50 representatives, including civil society organizations (CSOs), the Ministry of Justice’s Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Free Legal Aid (CCSGLA), UNDP, the USAID Collaborative Governance Program and university legal clinics took part in a regular meeting. In 2018, The CCSGLA and CSO network members signed an agreement of cooperation aimed at improving interaction between legal aid providers to more effectively provide legal assistance. During the meeting, the participants discussed and approved a regulation as well as an action plan of the CSO network created to strengthen interaction between legal aid providers.

Photo 1 Elzar Jyldyz Akjol roundtable with CSO network IMG 7862

Director of the Ministry of Justice’s Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Free Legal Aid (CC SGFLA) Akjol Kalbekov (first from left) makes opening remarks to open a regular meeting, Deputy Director of CC SGFLA Jyldyz Ryskulova, and USAID CGP Rule of Law Officer Elzar Elemanov.

Photo 2 USAID CGP Elzar Elemanov Rule of Law Officer IMG 7889

USAID CGP Rule of Law Officer Elzar Elemanov makes opening remarks to tell about USAID CGP and cooperation with the Ministry of Justice’s CC SGFLA in implementing the Law on State-Guaranteed Legal Aid and support in organizing a regular meeting of the Ministry Justice’s CCSGLA with the CSO network.

Photo 3 Olga Temirova Women CSO speaking IMG 7880

Director of Public Union of Women Organization “Alga” Olga Temirova sharing her view on further plans in improving access to legal aid for citizens.

Photo 4 Jyldyz Deputy Director FLA CC roundtable ppt presentation IMG 7890

Deputy Director of CC SGFLA Jyldyz Ryskulova presents a new Government Decree of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Approval of the Procedures for Interaction of Entities of the State-Guaranteed Legal Aid System”.

Photo 5 Natalia Kotik Expert on Legal Issues CSO leader IMG 7866

Director of Social and Legal Fund "Line of Protection" Natalia Kotik sharing her view on the role of CSOs in improving interaction between legal aid providers and ensuring access to justice in the country.

Photo 6 CSO members are speaking IMG 7872

Member of the Association of Legal Clinics Nargiza Zhenisheva highlighted the importance of introducing new technologies for effective interaction between legal aid providers.