On September 29, 2016, The Liberal Youth Alliance “Free Generation” and Civic Union “For Reforms and Result” hosted a round table to discuss the results of piloting innovative and new approaches in external assessment of police performance in Sverdlosvkii Rayon of the city of Bishkek and the cities of Uzgen and Talas. Over 33 participants, representing the Jogorku Kenesh, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), The Government’s Office, the Defense Council under the President’s Office, USAID Collaborative Governance Program, UNDP, OSCE, think-tanks, local self-governments and law enforcement bodies of three pilot regions, Public Councils of MIA, civil society organizations, and media, took active part in the discussions.

During the round table discussions, the Civic Union For Reforms and Result” presented the survey findings and a set of recommendations for improving police performance. The main recommendation was for citizens to work jointly with local self-governments and rayon and city (territorial) police departments in conducting external police assessments in the areas of ensuring public security and crime prevention. This approach will give the Ministry of Internal Affairs and its territorial police departments an opportunity to better understand the needs of citizens and their expectations on the rule of law, and to determine how the police are doing in satisfying the needs of its citizens. For additional information, please visit: http://reforma.kg/news/v-bishkeke-predstavili and http://ca-news.org/news:1332703&f=cp

Photo 1 Lawyer Temir Nurmatov speaks IMG 1641

Temir Nurmatov, Lawyer of the Liberal Youth Alliance “Free Generation” and Civic Union “For Reforms and Result” opening the roundtable discussions to present the results of implementation of the project “External Assessment of Police Performance: Testing New Approaches”, supported by the USAID Collaborative Governance Program

Photo 2 a LYA joint photo of stakeholders IMG 5203

Memory photo of the participants of the roundtable on the results of implementation of the project “External Assessment of Police Performance: Testing New Approaches”, supported by the USAID Collaborative Governance Program

 Photo 2 LYA Roundtable participatns IMG 5141

Representatives of the Government of the KR, Jogorky Kenesh, Ministry of Internal Affairs, UNDP, OSCE, USAID CGP, local self-governments and law enforcement bodies of three pilot regions, Public Councils of MIA, civil society organizations, and media, took active part in the discussions

Photo 3 Deputy Minister MIA Azamat Amangeldievich Omurakunov IMG 5195

Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Azamat Orozaliev was very active during the discussions and expressed the MIA position on external assessment of the police

Photo 4 Ahmad Nizamovich Madeuev counselling IMG 5150

Independent Expert from Center on Social Technologies Ahmad Madeuev shared his view on the external police performance and how to get citizens, police and territorial local governments involved

Photo 5 Timur Shaihutdinov presenting external assessment methodology findigs in pilots IMG 5166

Timur Shaihutdinov, program manager of the Liberal Youth Alliance “Free Generation” and Civic Union “For Reforms and Result” presenting an external assessment of police performance model for citizens to work jointly with local self-governments and rayon and city (territorial) police departments in conducting external police assessments in the areas of ensuring public security and crime prevention

Photo 6 Urmat Kazakbaev IMG 5199

Urmat Kazakbaev, Director of the Liberal Youth Alliance “Free Generation” and Civic Union “For Reforms and Result” presented a new model of the police/militia of the Kyrgyz Republic

Photo 7 Gulnura Mamyrova Coordinator explains the survey results and pilot findings IMG 5175

Gulnura Mamyrova, project coordinator, LYA and Civic Union “For Reforms and Result” presented the results of the project implementation on “External Assessment of Police Performance: Testing New Approaches” and survey findings in three pilot regions

Photo 8 Kuma Kerry UN speaking IMG 5170

UNODC International Project Coordinator Mr. Koen Marquering shared his opinion on the suggested joint plans as a model for external assessment of police performance

Photo 9 Chair of Public Council MIA IMG 1774

Chair of the Public Council under the MIA Yalkun Dautov supported the initiatives on external assessment of police performance with participation of local governments, civil society and law enforcement bodies and suggested to introduce amendments to the Law “On Internal Affairs” or develop a new one with addition of the article on external assessment

Photo 10 Egor Skobeev Consultant for JK Committee IMG 1741

Consultant for the Jogorku Committee on Law and Order and Fight against Crimes, Egor Skobeev, expressed his opinion on the need for the changes in the legislation to include clear statement/clause on external assessment

Photo 11 Defence Counsil representative speaking IMG 5187

Defense Council representative Mr. Nurbekov clearly stated that external assessment of police performance is necessary and should include representatives of civil society, local government and law enforcement bodies