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"Legal Clinic "Adilet"

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Report on activities of PF "Legal Clinic "Adilet" for 2016

Public Foundation “Legal Clinic “Adilet” in 2016th  implemented 10 projects aimed at ensuring access of vulnerable groups of population to justice while protecting their rights and interests in various state, law enforcement and judicial authorities.

Beneficiaries of the projects make up the following categories of people: refugees, stateless persons, internal migrants (regarding issues on documenting and registering), minors subjected to violence, children at risk and representatives of isolated rural communities (ethnic minorities, young people, women, people with disabilities), as well as civil society organizations (NGOs). Some of the projects terminated in 2016 and implementation of the remaining projects is scheduled for 2017 and 2018 in accordance with previously approved work plans and programs of the organization.

List of completed projects in 2016:
• Reduction and prevention of statelessness in Kyrgyzstan;
• Protection and finding durable solutions for refugees and asylum-seekers in Kyrgyzstan;
• Assisting the Kyrgyz Republic in conducting local elections in 2016;
• Simplified registration of citizens to ensure the rights of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic;
• Stop violence against children;
• Access of population to justice in constitutional proceedings;
• Strengthening the role of civil society to improve access to justice and strengthening the rule of law in the Kyrgyz Republic;
• Ensuring quality registration services for internal migrants;
• Assisting the Kyrgyz Republic in conducting democratic elections 2016 and 2017;
• “Young Lawyers’ School”.

These projects were implemented with support of international organizations, such as UNHCR, DCA Central Asia, Bread for the World – Protestant Service, European Union, ACTED, FSDS and OSCE in Bishkek.

PF “Legal Clinic “Adilet” implemented the following activities:
Legal consultations given - 6256;
Representation in state agencies - 232 (94 positive decisions);
Representation in the courts - 300 (173 positive decisions);
Workshops/ trainings held - 48 (610 participants).

Workshops were held for representatives of state agencies (personnel of the State Registration Services, the Ministry of Interior Affairs, the Prosecutor's Office, the State Border Service, the State Migration Service, the State Committee of National Security, and local self-government authorities), the judiciary, the Office of the Ombudsman, lawyers / attorneys (including lawyers from regions), civil society organizations, students and beneficiaries. The total number of participants at workshops is 610 people, covering all regions of the country.

PF “Legal Clinic “Adilet” participated in development of legal acts, including:
• Legal analysis of the proposed changes to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic (draft law from September 23, 2016);
• Draft law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On the Documents Proving the Identity” and background statement to the draft law;
• Draft law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Kyrgyz Republic” (Code of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Administrative Responsibility”, the laws of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Citizenship of the Kyrgyz Republic”, “On Internal Migration” and “On External Migration”);
• Comparison table to the draft law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Kyrgyz Republic” (Code of the Kyrgyz Republic “On administrative responsibility”, the laws of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Citizenship of the Kyrgyz Republic”, “On Internal Migration” and “On External Migration”);
• The draft law “On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Kyrgyz Republic (the laws of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Internal Migration” and “On External Migration”);
• Background statement to the draft law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Kyrgyz Republic (the laws of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Internal Migration” and “On External Migration”);
• Comparison table to the draft law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Kyrgyz Republic (the laws of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Internal Migration” and “On External Migration”);
• Draft of the revised version of the Regulation on the Unified State Register of Population of the Kyrgyz Republic;
• Draft of the Government Decree of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Amending the Government Decree of the Kyrgyz Republic “On the Unified State Register of Population and automated information system of acts of civil status of the Kyrgyz Republic” under № 573 from October 21, 2013;
• Background statement to the draft of the Government Decree of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Amending the Government Decree of the Kyrgyz Republic “On the Unified State Register of Population and automated information system of acts of civil status of the Kyrgyz Republic”  under № 573 from October 21, 2013;
• Draft of the Government Decree of the Kyrgyz Republic “On the Draft Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Kyrgyz Republic (the laws of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Internal Migration” and “On External Migration”) and background statement to the draft law;
• Report on legal/ human rights/ anti-corruption/gender examinations of the draft law “On the Documents Proving the Identity”;
• Report on legal/human rights/anti-corruption/gender examinations of the draft law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Amendments to the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Internal Migration”;
• Report on legal/human rights/anti-corruption/gender examinations of the draft law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Amending the Government Decree of the Kyrgyz Republic “On the Unified State Register of Population of the Kyrgyz Republic and automated information system of acts of civil status of the Kyrgyz Republic” under №573 from October 21б 2013;
• Expert opinion on the draft of the Regulation on assigning, updating and storage of personal identified number to citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic, foreign citizens and stateless persons;
• Conclusion to the draft law “On Amendments to the Law “On Citizenship of the Kyrgyz Republic”.

Lawyers of PF “Legal Clinic “Adilet” were involved in various inter-agency working groups on amendments to the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic (in regards to simplifying registration system and documentation, issues of citizenship and statelessness (related to the Law “On Citizenship of the Kyrgyz Republic”, “On Acts of Civil Status” “On legal status of foreign citizens in the Kyrgyz Republic”).

Within the reporting period various instruction/ information / training materials have been developed and further published. Electronic versions are placed on the organization’s website.

List of publications:
• Guidance for persons who are in a situation of statelessness and require registration at place of residence, definition of citizenship of the Kyrgyz Republic or recognition as a stateless person and obtaining identity documents (birth certificate, permanent residence permit for stateless persons , Kyrgyz passports);
• Report on monitoring of services provided in the area of registration and documentation with Kyrgyz passport in 2016.

Within the reporting period, personnel of PF “Legal Clinic “Adilet” took an active part in the TV/radio programs in regards to various issues related to the protection of rights and interests of project beneficiaries.  They elaborated on existing problems and reported to the key decision-makers (institutions). More than 100 articles have been published on the website of the organization, as well as in a variety of information agencies and print media (newspapers).

In 2016 PF “Legal Clinic "Adilet" organized the "Young Lawyers’ School" which was held for young lawyers in order to enhance their legal culture and improve practical skills of a lawyer/attorney.

Financial performance:
PF “Legal Clinic "Adilet" realized the amount of 40 172 800, 79 som, including project activities, salaries of personnel as well as invited experts.

Number of full-time staff in 2016 - 33 members of staff and 36 invited experts.
The amount of tax payments and social security contributions to the state budget is 5 762 516, 82 som.

PF “Legal Clinic “Adilet” gets audited by an external financial audit on annual basis (report is available on the website) and undergoes an organizational diagnosis every two years.