Final Roundtable in Bishkek, 18 October 2013

The aim of the common project, which had been launched on 1 May 2012, was to enhance the effective implementation of international standards in the domestic legal order. The project ended with this roundtable in Bishkek on 18 October 2013

The MPFPR project team was assisting the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in the realisation of an EU funded project aiming at improving the legal protection of children, women and disabled persons in the Kyrgyz Republic. The project was implemented in close cooperation with the local non-governmental organisation “Kyz Ayim”, which means “Young Women Support Centre”. “Kyz Ayim” had been founded by female Kyrgyz judges and lawyers in 2001. Its goal is to strengthen women’s rights in the Central Asian country.

Next to the aim of enhancing the effective implementation of international standards in the domestic legal order, the project team was delivering trainings and workshops to raise legal awareness among different professional groups and to improve their legal skills.

The project ended with a roundtable in Bishkek on 18 October 2013. At this event, Kyrgyz lawyers and Max Planck experts presented the results of their work to Members of Parliament, judges, attorneys-at-law and other law professionals. Prominent representatives of the Kyrgyz civil society had also been invited to take part in the final discussion. The participants particularly discussed the recommendations developed by the Max Planck team and “Kyz Ayim” for the improvement of the Kyrgyz legal framework and its more effective implementation.

Dr. Mindia Vashakmazde (MPFPR), Prof. Dr. Chynara Musabekova (Kyz Aym) and Dr. Tilmann Röder (MPFPR) are planning to publish a book on the human rights situation in Kyrgyzstan in 2014, which will be based on the legal assessments that were written for this project.