Humanisation of the criminal justice systems of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan through establishing criminal legislative codes in line with international human rights standard
TYPE OF PROJECT
November 2013 – March 2015
UK Government (Department for International Development/DFID or Foreign and Commonwealth Office/FCO)
Penal Reform International (PRI)
Establishing alternatives to imprisonment, reducing violence against children via legislation, measures against torture, engaging local civil society in criminal reform process.
Specific objectives :
- Establishing a variety of non-custodial sanctioning measures (ie alternatives to imprisonment) including allowing for the establishment of a probation system;
- Reducing violence against children via legislation;
- Definition of torture in line with the UN Convention against Torture and provision in legislation for appropriate sanctions for perpetrators;
- Engagement of local civil society in criminal reform process
Progress in following areas :
- In both countries, new draft codes including a variety of non-custodial measures and provide for the future establishment of probation services to supervise non-custodial sentences.
- In Kyrgyzstan, solitary confinement set to be reduced from seven days to 72 hours.
- In both countries, the proposed definition of torture is in line with the UN Convention against Torture.
- In Kyrgyzstan, civil society has been successful in influencing the revisions with 60-75% take-up of their recommendations and PRI plans ;
- Similar approach with NGOs in Tajikistan during the public hearing stage of the revision.
Penal Reform International (PRI), Project Manager: Dinara Dildabek Tel/fax: +7 (7172) 79 88 84, 79 88 85, 79 88 86; Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.penalreform.org