Start date: 2016 (2012 at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law)
Areas of expertise: Rule of Law, Access to Justice, Constitutional Law, Human Rights
Highlights: 3+ projects, 7+ workshops , study visit


Since its independence in 1991, the Kyrgyz Republic grappled with economic, political, and justice sector adjustments, often falling short of identified deficiencies in rights protection, effective access to remedies and the promotion of the legal consciousness and assertiveness of its citizenry. The legal sector thus remained underutilised in driving change towards the rule of law in its many manifestations, including civil rights, gender equality and environmental protection.

The protests and successive revolutions of recent decades have not yielded the change aspired to by a vocal Kyrgyz public. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, as governments around the world deployed emergency measures or other restrictions on public life, the odds are further skewed against reform. Restrictions and stalled reforms are most keenly felt by already vulnerable persons.

Current projects in Kyrgyzstan

Completed projects in Kyrgyzstan