On March 15 a lecture on improving legal culture of the population was held for students of Ala-Too International University.
The chief specialist of the Legal Advocacy and Information Department of the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic Ulanbek Asanaliev and the UNDP project specialist Meri Bekeshova told students about the inextricable link between the legal culture and the level of legal awareness of the population.
Analysis of the current level of legal culture in the Kyrgyz Republic is characterized by citizens’ lack of knowledge of their rights, inability and unwillingness to exercise and protect their rights and freedoms in the manner prescribed by law.
To overcome legal nihilism, one must:
– constantly raise the level of citizens’ legal awareness;
– improve the legal system of the state;
– prevent offenses, first of all, crimes;
– strengthen the rule of law and order in the state;
– enhance the credibility of the judiciary and law enforcement agencies;
– promoting legal awareness and legal literacy of the population.
The speakers called on students to film offenses on video and share them on the Internet in order to increase the level of legal culture.
The lecturers noted that the population should know their rights, be able to use them, protect and fight for them. The following sources can help you with this:
The Central Data Bank of Legal Information: http://cbd.minjust.gov.kg/
The Map of Legal Service Providers: http://legalmap.gov.kg/ru/
Addresses of Legal Aid Centers: http://ukuk-jardam.gov.kg/ru/legal-advice/where-to-get
Solidarity Bus: http://ukuk-jardam.gov.kg/ru/videos/project/3
At the end of the training, a quiz on knowledge of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic was held, the participants were awarded memorable gifts.