News from OSCE Kyrgyzstan
“Peace and Reconciliation through strengthening the rule of law and protection of human rights” project, run by the UN in collaboration with OSCE, is gaining momentum as another training event for lawyers, prosecutors and judges was organized in Kyrgyzstan.
Two consecutive capacity-building training events in Bishkek focused on international standards and the national legal framework on freedom of religion or belief. They took place under the auspices of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institution and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the Regional Office for Central Asia of OHCHR.
“ODIHR welcomes co-operation with the Training Centre for Prosecutors of Kyrgyzstan and the Training Centre for Lawyers in organizing this course. Such capacity building activities are key to advancing freedom of religion or belief for all, and ODIHR stands ready to support similar initiatives in Kyrgyzstan in the future.” – commented Dilnoza Satarova, Associate Officer on Freedom of Religion or Belief at ODIHR.
25 prosecutors and 31defense lawyers from all regions of Kirgizstan gathered for a four-day training, enhancing their understanding of the right to freedom of religion or belief in the context of current events in their home country. Training included mock trials and the usage of topical case studies for a better insight into the impact of violations of freedom of religion or belief right.
The “Peace and Reconciliation through strengthening the rule of law and protection of human rights” project commenced in 2014. It is targeted on strengthening the rule of law and the protection of human rights for reconciliation.
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