The Decade of Free Legal Assistance organized and hosted by the Kyrgyz Republic Ministry of Justice’s Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid (CCSGLA) will start on November 30, 2020.
The main goals of the decade include increasing the level of judicial protection for vulnerable groups; legal assistance to the population; public legal education; ensuring access to justice; advancing the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of citizens. This decade is arranged to coincide with the Human Rights Day, which is observed on 10 December. On that day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
As part of the decade, Free Legal Aid Centers under territorial units of the Ministry of Justice, state notary offices, coordinators of state-guaranteed legal aid, employees of other government agencies, and a number of non-profit organizations dealing with legal assistance provision, the Coordination Council members, as well as the National SGLA network and legal clinics under Universities will provide free legal assistance and consultations throughout the country.
The decade agenda, addresses of Free Legal Aid Centers, and territorial units of the Ministry of Justice are available on the websites of the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic at: http://minjust.gov.kg/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/minjustKR/; and the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid at: http://ukuk-jardam.gov.kg/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ggupkr/.
We would like to note that the decade will be arranged in partnership with the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs-UNDP project “Towards sustainable access to justice in the Kyrgyz Republic”, the Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan, European Union Program “Rule of Law in the Kyrgyz Republic – the 2nd phase” implemented by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ).
For additional information on the decade, please contact the following numbers: (0312) 62-62-10 (ext., 201, 200, 198, 209, 202, 206); 0770 45 91 17; 0553 04 04 86 (Karakol city); 0555 22 58 32 (Osh city); 0555 82 00 81.