On October 30, 2014, Civic Union "For Reforms and Result," with support from USAID-funded Collaborative Governance Program, hosted a National Forum on the Results of Monitoring the Police Reform with 49 participants in attendance, including representatives of the Interior Ministry, civil society organizations from all regions of the country, donor organizations including UN ODC, OSCE, Saferworld, INL, East-West Management Institute, and USAID-funded Good Governance and Public Administration System Project (GGPAS), and media representatives, including NTS TV channel, Information Agencies AkiPress, 24.kg and Bishkek Post as well as representatives of the most popular newspaper "Vecherney Bishkek."

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Representative of Civic Union "For Reforms and Result" Timur Shaikhutdinov makes a presentation on police reform monitoring results



The Civic Union "for Reforms and Result" presented the results of monitoring the police reform based on the analysis of the legal acts, draft laws, opinions of employees of the law enforcement bodies, local municipalities, CSOs, experts and results of sociological surveys highlighting progress achieved and areas that need special attention and a number of recommendations including strengthening cooperation between the police and civil society; and competitive staff recruitment, adoption of the Law On Interaction of the Police and Civil Society and new regulations on an integrated internal and external evaluation of the police by civil society, local governments, and public council of Ministry of Interior.
The participants from the Ministry of Interior, the Ombudsman's Office and Government's Apparatus expressed appreciation to Civic Union "For Reforms and Result" for their contribution made by initiating a dialogue between the Government bodies, donors and civil society sector, conducting and sharing monitoring results and providing valued recommendations that were included in the police reforms agenda.

Alongside with positive achievements and trends, including the Government and the Ministry of Interior's being ready for the open dialogue on reforms, the Civic Union also noted several negative aspects, for example, MPs not being involved in the police reform process, poor public awareness of police reforms, lack of cooperation between the Ministry of Interior, civil society and local governments and slow implementation of competitive staff recruitment in law enforcement bodies.
As a result of the National Forum, a resolution was adopted with a number of recommendations aimed to enhance citizen security and to earn citizen trust through meaningful police reform measures. For more information, please visit: http://www.usaid.gov/ru/kyrgyz-republic/press-releases/oct-29-2014-republican-forum-taking-stock-year

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Deputy Minister of Interior Kursan Asanov gives his speech at the National Forum (in the middle), to the left Gulshair Abdirasulova from PU Kylym Shamy, and to the right Shamshybek Mamyrov, Head of the Department for Developmen Activities, Ministry of Interior

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Representative of Civic Union "For Reforms and Result" Timur Shaikhutdinov gives an interview to NTS TV Channel

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Representative of Civic Union "For Reforms and Result" Urmat Kazakbaev makes opening remarks at the National Forum on Police Reform Monitoring

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Expert Gulsara Alieva provides her comments during dynamic discussions at the National Forum

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Participants of the National Forum

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Kamaldin Zhaparov, Ombudsman's Office, Head of the Department for Observing Human Rights by Law Enforcement Bodies in a penitentiary system

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Egor Skobeev, Inspector of the Department of Defense, Law Enforcement and Emergency under the Government's Apparatus makes his remarks

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Davis Kichner from INL makes her remarks to highlight U.S. Government support of Law Enforcement Bodies and their reform efforts