The Rule of Law Programme in the Kyrgyz Republic - 2nd Phase (ROLPRO 2)

The Rule of Law Programme in the Kyrgyz Republic - 2nd Phase (ROLPRO 2) is financed by the European Union is a continuation of the Project “Promotion of the Rule of Law in the Kyrgyz Republic”.

Duration of the Programme: May 2018 - November 2022.

Budget: appr. 13,8 million Euro.

Geographical coverage: Kyrgyz Republic

Donor: European Union and German Ministry for Co-operation (BMZ)

Implementing Agency: German Society for International Cooperation

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Consortium Members:

•          The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)

•           Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM)

•           German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ)

•           Agency for International Legal Cooperation (JCI)

•           International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

Main beneficiaries:

- Ministry of Justice
- Office of the Government
- Supreme Court (including Court Department; Press Office; Constitutional Chamber)
- Prosecution authorities (General Prosecutor's Office - Financial Police)

-Ombudsman Institution
- Attorneys and notaries
- Civil Society / Public Councils / Small Public Councils
- Training Center for Judges, Prosecutors, and Attorney
- Arbitration court
- Disciplinary Commission; Council of Judges; Council for selection of judges


The Program aims to support judicial reform in the Kyrgyz Republic. The overall objective of the Programme is to improve the administration of justice and the rule of law, strengthen the capacity of executive bodies and the ability of citizens to assert their rights by modernizing the legislative process and improving the work of the judiciary and the prosecution authorities.

The Programme includes 3 Components:

Component 1 - Modernization of legislative processes

Component 2 - Strengthening the professionalism, impartiality, transparency and accountability of the judiciary

Component 3- Improving the performance of the prosecution authorities



Brief information about Project “Promotion of the Rule of Law in the Kyrgyz Republic”

Over the past two decades, Kyrgyz institutions have been working to strengthen the rule of law. The Kyrgyz Government has strongly committed to promoting the rule of law as one of the key priorities in the “National Sustainable Development Strategy 2014-2017”. In 2013, the Kyrgyz Republic signed a Financing Agreement with the European Union to further strengthen the rule of law by promoting transparency, accountability and anti-corruption efforts in its legislative and judiciary. On this basis, a multifaceted, three-year, € 9.5 million project was launched in August 2014.     

General information about the Project:

Budget: EUR 9.5 million

Duration:  1 August 2014 to 30 November 2017

Location: Kyrgyz Republic

Donor: European Union

Executive agency: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Project Components

Component 1 Enhancing the Capacity and Effectiveness of Oversight Mechanisms

Under Component 1 the Project works on strengthening the institutional capacity of state institutions with an oversight function (the Ombudsman Institute, Human Rights Committee of Parliament, General Prosecutor’s Office and the Ministry of Justice). Activities include capacity building with a focus on on-the-job-training in order to strengthen the oversight functions of the partner institutions. Increased professional capacity and more effective procedures and coordination mechanisms will better enable these institutions to promote the rule of law and human rights in the Kyrgyz Republic. A key aspect is also to improve the cooperation and coordination between state institutions and civil society.

Component 2 Legal and judicial reforms

Within the frames of Component 2 the Project performs its activities in expert support to the draft laws under consideration of the executive bodies and Jogorku Kenesh, improving general institutional basis in the field of law drafting, general methods for law drafting and quality of legislation. In addition, the Project facilitates further development of the centralized data bank of legal information, development of curricula and capacity building of the judges, prosecutors, public servants and attorneys. The Project facilitates developing and implementing a new framework and mechanisms for career advancement of judges and prosecutors; establishing an electronic case management system at pilot courts to improve the efficiency and transparency of judicial proceedings; enhancing court management methods and improving courts’ efficiency in the handling of cases to render justice in a more expedited and effective manner; improving the enforcement of civil court decisions.   

Members of Consortium

- The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)

- Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM)

- German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ)

- Justice Cooperation Internationale (JCI)

- International Development Law Organization (IDLO)


- Ministry of Justice

- Ombudsman Institution

- General Prosecutor’s Office

- Supreme Court

- Local and regional courts

- Council of Judges

- Judicial Department

- Office of President

- Office of Government

- Parliamentary Committees

- Training Centers for Judges, Prosecutors and Attorneys



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