From 2 to 4 December 2019, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights welcomed a high-ranking delegation from Kyrgyzstan under the leadership of Vice Prime Minister, Mr. Zhenish Razakov, and the Chair of the Supreme Court, Ms. Gulbara Kalieva, to a study visit in Vienna.
On 18 September 2019, the Round Table on “Protection of children’s rights in the criminal justice system and closed institutions” was organized by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights in cooperation with the Kyrgyz General Prosecutor’s Office (GPO) and the Public Foundation “Child’s Rights Defenders League” in the framework of implementation of the Rule of Law Programme in the Kyrgyz Republic – phase 2.
Within the framework of the project „Rule of Law in Kyrgyzstan – Phase 2”, a round table on the topic Protection of children's rights in the criminal justice system and closed institutions will take place in Bishkek on 18 September 2019.
Within the Rule of Law Programme in the Kyrgyz Republic (ROLPRO 2) project, BIM experts Dmitry Nurumov and Saule Aripova, together with the General Prosecutor’s Office (GPO) and a large number of IT experts, have effectively contributed to improving the efficiency of law enforcement in accordance with human rights standards.
On 23 June 2017, the Human Rights Advisory Board in Kyrgyzstan in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights organised a round table on “Common Efforts of State Bodies and Civil Society for Torture Prevention”, which took place in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. As part of the EU Project “Promotion of Rule of Law in Kyrgyzstan”, the round table aimed at discussing obstacles related to the prevention of torture and at considering the role of state bodies and civil society actors in their efforts to respond to torture allegations not only individually, but also in a coordinated way.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM), a Consortium Partner of the EU Project “Promotion of Rule of Law in Kyrgyzstan”, has co-organised the international High Level Conference “Istanbul Protocol Implementation: Transforming Regional Experiences into International Norms for Effective Torture Investigation and Documentation” from 21 to 22 September 2016 in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic.
The BIM co-organised three working sessions of the conference dealing with legal aspects of the Istanbul Protocol, an important instrument in the field in investigation and documentation of torture.
Panel Discussion with Petra Dannecker, Manfred Nowak, Hedwig Riegler and Helene Unterguggenberger.
From 14 to 16 June 2016 a delegation from the Kyrgyz Republic visited Riga to learn about the Latvian experiences in strengthening human rights and the rule of law in the framework of criminal law.