‘Human Rights in Criminal Justice System’ National Forum in Bishkek
The Human Rights in Criminal Justice System National Forum is being held in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek.
The Forum is dedicated to the Human Rights Day, celebrated on Dec.10.
Azamat Shambilov, the Regional Director of Penal Reform International (PRI) in Central Asia said in order to transform the criminal justice system and incorporate international human rights standards into it, there is need to coordinate the work of all participants in the system. Mutual consultation, data exchange and up-to-date information will help synchronize efforts to protect human rights.
“The Declaration of Human Rights was created after the Second World War and adopted on Dec.10, 1948. Many authors of the Human Rights Declaration knew from their own experience what torture and inhuman treatment are. That is why the Declaration of Human rights appeared, Shambilov said.
Kyrgyz Ombudsman Tokon Mamytov added that objective monitoring of closed institutions has become one of the main components in the work of the Institute of Ombudsman of Kyrgyzstan.
Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency