In 2011, IDLO opened an office in Dushanbe, with the stated aim of giving the entire Tajik judiciary a grounding in commercial law. To this end, we have partnered with the Supreme Court of Tajikistan, the Council of Justice and the Judicial Training Centre (JTC). The country, which is negotiating access to the World Trade Organization, has received minimal foreign investment to date. We are building the capacity of Tajik judges on topics including property rights, land contract and privatization disputes, creditor rights and secured assets, and corporate governance.
IDLO is also exposing Tajik judges to international good practice, providing access to legal resources through a commercial law library, and publishing judicial decisions. In July 2013, as part of IDLO’s Judicial Training Program, a delegation of 15 Tajik judges and the head of the JTC visited Rome and attended commercial law classes, court hearings and training sessions with their Italian counterparts.