From 30 November to 5 December 2020, the Decade of free legal aid provision to the population, organized by the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic, was held throughout the republic.
According to preliminary estimates, during the decade, more than 4,000 people applied to the justice authorities, including state notaries, for free legal advice and assistance.
During the decade, citizens most often requested the assistance on the issues of inheritance, immovable and movable property ownership (pledge, donation, purchase and sale), family law (divorce, division of property, determination of the place of children’s residence), criminal law, administrative offenses, social protection (pensions, benefits), land issues (registration of land plots, obtaining title documents, etc.), as well as on issues related to documentation, registration / re-registration, termination of legal entities, apostillation of documents. In addition, during the consultations, citizens applied for qualified legal assistance.
Partners of the Project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and UNDP “Towards a sustainable access to justice for legal empowerment in the Kyrgyz Republic”, Soros Foundation- Kyrgyzstan and the European Union Program “Rule of Law in the Kyrgyz Republic – Phase 2”, implemented by the German Agency for International Cooperation GIZ