Deputy Minister of Justice Marat Kanulkulov thanked the participants of the competition for active participation and noted: «Information support, informing the population about the free legal aid provided by the state is an important component of ensuring public access to state-guaranteed legal aid. In this regard, it is difficult to overestimate the participation of journalists and bloggers in the coverage of issues of State Legal Aid». M.E. Kanulkulov also thanked partners represented by UNDP for active participation in the implementation of the project "Towards Sustainable Access to Justice for Legal Empowerment in the Kyrgyz Republic" and organization of the competition.
Tomica Paovic, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic noted: “Legal aid is a foundation for the enjoyment of other rights, including the right to a fair trial, and an important safeguard that ensures fundamental fairness and public trust in the national justice process. Journalists and bloggers play a significant role in promoting legal literacy among the population, including through the dissemination of information on free legal aid.”
The competition was held with a view to ensure legal empowerment of vulnerable groups, increase legal awareness of the population with regard to FLA system and widen coverage of the Ministry of Justice activities in the sphere of free legal aid provision to the country’s population. As we might recall that, supported by UNDP, 15 Free Legal Aid Centers opened in Chui and Osh oblasts.
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