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Judicial and legal reform has already become irreversible, Jeenbekov

by December 10, 2019 Legal

The third meeting of the Judicial Reform Council under President is taking place in Bishkek.

The meeting is held under the chairmanship of Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov.

Opening the meeting, the President approved the agenda, which included two issues: On the progress of application of the new codes and laws” and “On the development and promotion of draft laws, approved by the Judicial Reform Council and the Government, and aimed at improving the new laws.

Jeenbekov said over the past two years, two meetings of the Council have been held, where the draft of a new program for the judicial system, as well as the issue of improving some legislative acts were considered.

“In May 2018, on my behalf, an expert Working Group to monitor the judicial and legal reform has been set up. This group visited all regions of the country to conduct monitoring, and carried out field work on the application of new laws and the harmonization of legal and regulatory reforms.

In October 2018 and July 2019, I held meetings with the Working Group on Monitoring Judicial Reform. The meetings identified the main challenges in implementing judicial and legal reform. At present, the first successes of the reforms have already begun to manifest themselves,” Jeenbekov said.

The Kyrgyz leader also stressed the Unified Register of Crimes and Misconducts and the Unified Register of Violations had been launched.

“The Unified Register is a major electronic system in Kyrgyzstan. The system has already begun to showcase open statistics, including statistics on human rights protection. Since the introduction of the register, the number of registered crimes has increased dramatically, as the new codes require each application to be registered.

It’s obvious that today’s crime statistics are real statistics, he said.

As part of the reforms, some state bodies have undergone structural changes. In particular, the probation service, as a civil service, was transferred to the system of the Ministry of Justice. The work on financing the judicial system from the state budget has been improved. Whereas in 2018 almost KGS 1.6 billion were allocated, in 2019 this amount was equal to KGS 2 billion 154 million, and in 2020 it is planned to allocate KGS 2 billion 193 million,” said the President.

“The Working Group, established under the Government to address contradictions and gaps in laws, is carefully considering the proposals received.

The Government has drafted relevant legislation and submitted it to the Jogorku Kenesh for consideration. In addition, the Government has submitted to the Parliament a state targeted program for the development of the judicial system of the Kyrgyz Republic,” the head of state said.

Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency