Tajikistan’s enforcement framework and practice is considered to be the poorest in the region according to an assessment by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Non-enforcement and lengthy delays of court decisions, particularly with regards to commercial matters, is a significant problem which affects investor confidence and, as a result, economic indicators. Among specific concerns are a lack of effective measures to prevent and punish debtors who hide assets and evade court orders, and inadequate mechanisms for bailiffs to obtain relevant information on debtors’ assets.
IDLO is implementing a project in partnership with EBRD which aims to enhance the capacity of Tajik bailiffs to enforce judgements in commercial matters more effectively. IDLO will conduct a review of the Enforcement Law and produce recommendations for consideration by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). There will then be a formal assessment of the specific training needs of the bailiffs in relation to commercial law judgements, and IDLO will prepare a training plan for bailiffs on the basis of the needs identified in the wider Tajik justice system.