Bailiff Service Capacity Building in Kyrgyzstan

4 Jul 2017

The Court Department under the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic currently lacks a managerial and institutional strategy necessary to address increasing commercial litigation turnover and legal preparedness among bailiffs, which undermines the credibility and functionality of the judicial system. Despite the progress achieved by the judicial system in improving its commercial law capacity, enforcement of judicial decisions remains a hindrance to an effective commercial dispute resolution framework. In December 2016, a draft Law on the Status of Court Enforcement Agents and Enforcement Procedure was adopted by the Kyrgyz Parliament. In order to implement the Law, the Court Department requires targeted technical assistance to prepare a new generation of professional bailiffs.

IDLO is implementing a project that aims to strengthen the Court Department by building up the capacity of the bailiffs from within through innovative training solutions. Under the project, IDLO will advise the Ministry of Justice on legislative reform as well as the Court Department on institutional development issues. IDLO will also support the implementation of a Training of Trainers and an Apprenticeship Programme to build the capacity of bailiffs. The project will produce sub-legislation to ensure the Law on the Status of Court Enforcement Agents and Enforcement Procedure is effectively implemented, and will see that practical enhancements are realized within the Court Department.