Development cooperation ,29.11.2013

Widening Access to Justice for Legal Empowerment in the Kyrgyz Republic


Rule of Law Project of the UNDP Country Office in Kyrgyzstan that will cover years 2014-2017 and is a follow-up project for an earlier Judicial Sector Support Facility in Central Asia (Equal before the Law: Access to Justice) implemented in 2011-2013. The total budget is 2 mill euros. - The project supports the development of the free legal aid provided by the state enlargening it to cover also civilian law, the implementation of the law on domestic violence, the improvement of the legal litteracy and the simplification of procedures in getting identity documents. This Rule of Law project supports the National Sustainable Development Strategy adopted in spring 2013. The activities strengthen the capacity of state and judicial sectors to provide legal services and to protect the rights of the vulnerable groups and the latter can enjoy better their rights according to the international standards. The capacity of the local administration will be improved especially in the pilot regions. The beneficiaries are both the state and local authorities and citizens, especially the vulnerable groups - rural women, children and youth at risk and disabled people. - The project will be implemented by the UNDP Country office in Kyrgyzstan together with other UN agencies in cooperation with the Kyrgyz government (especially the Ministry of Justice.)

Funding decision  29.11.2013

2 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Legal and judicial development 100%

Special target group

  • women
  • children
  • youth
  • people with disability

Funding channel

YK:n kehitysohjelma



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