Assistance to the High School of Justice under the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic (hereinafter-HSJ) in the implementation of paragraph 184.108.40.206.1 of the National Action Plan on Gender Equality of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2015-2017 (hereinafter-National Plan).
Main areas of activity:
Generalization of judicial practice on crimes against women and girls for the period 2011-2014 (articles 129, 130, 132, 133, 144, 153, 154, 155 of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic);
- Preparation of a training module for GSHP, its institutionalization and capacity building of GSHP trainers on gender-based violence prevention;
- Preparation of a recommendation for correct and uniform application of legal norms by the courts.
Expected results and accomplishments:
- A study was conducted on judicial practices/crimes against women and girls (Articles 129,130,132,133,144,153,154,155 of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic). There were studied 1,029 criminal cases available in archives in 7 oblasts and Bishkek city on crimes committed against women and girls under 8 articles of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic for the period from 2012 to 2015.
- An analytical report based on the research of judicial practice on crimes against women and girls under 8 articles of the Criminal Code (129,130, 132,133,144,153,154,155) was written and presented at the conference and round table in front of representatives of state bodies, prosecutor’s office, Ministry of Internal Affairs, advocacy and civil society dealing with gender equality issues.
- Developed a training module for judges on crimes against women and girls based on the written analytical report, and introduced it into the curriculum of the Higher School of Justice (HSE). TOT for 12 judges-lecturers and 3 trainings for local court judges and assistant judges were conducted jointly with the HJSJ.
- Assistance in generalization of judicial practice was provided to the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic.
- Partners and supporters have been acquired to improve access to justice for women and girls. There has been a shift in the perception of judges by some human rights organizations, who believed that judges could not understand the problems of women in difficult situations.
- The developed recommendations based on the results of the research and analytical report were sent to all interested state bodies (Jogorku Kenesh of KR, General Prosecutor’s Office of KR, Supreme Court of KR, Bar Association of KR).