Kyrgyz discuss judiciary reform

By Asker Sultanov

2012-03-20

BISHKEK – Analysts, NGO representatives, officials from parliament, Kyrgyz President Almazabek Atambayev’s staff and the Judiciary Reform Commission (KRSS) discussed “Basic directions of judiciary reform in the Kyrgyz Republic” March 19.

The KRSS has prepared a potential strategy for reforming the judiciary between now and 2016, said Omurbek Tekebayev, KRSS chairman and leader of the Ata-Meken faction in parliament.

The KRSS will make the reforms available for public discussion and will take into account all suggestions made during the March 19 conference, Tekebayev said.

One objective of judicial reform will be to make judges’ work more transparent, the conferees suggested.

MP Daniyar Terbishaliyev said law enforcement agencies and the penal system should be reformed in conjunction with the judicial system, but it is unclear if that will happen.

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