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Improving interagency cooperation in protection of the rights of entrepreneurs in Kyrgyz Republic

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 13 December 2021
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The Economic Crime and Cooperation Division of the Council of Europe (ECCD) continues to support the authorities of Kyrgyzstan in the areas of anti-corruption and business integrity within the framework of the project “Promoting Transparency and Action against Economic Crime (CA TAEC)” within the framework of the Central Asia Rule of Law Programme 2020-2023.

The ECCD organised an in-person training on improving interagency cooperation between the General Prosecutor’s Office (GPO) and the Business Ombudsman Institution (BOI) of Kyrgyz Republic in the area of protection of the rights of entrepreneurs which took place in Bishkek on 13 December 2021. The training was conducted as practical follow-up to the domestic analysis of the existing regulatory framework and the presentation of its findings which took place in April 2021. The training served to enhance the capacities of GPO and BOI in the field of protection of the rights of entrepreneurs by providing a forum for discussing the existing regulatory framework, exploring ways of improving cooperation and analysing the role of both institutions in the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs, as well as reviewing current practices in investigating public corruption.

The training was endorsed by the Business Ombudsman of the Kyrgyz Republic, Robin Ord-Smith, and Head of Department for Supervision of the Observance of the Rights of Entrepreneurs and Environmental Laws of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Kyrgyz Republic, Arslanbek Murzaev, who delivered the opening remarks. ECCD will continue supporting the beneficiary authorities in establishing effective mechanisms of protection of the rights of entrepreneurs and prevention of corrupt practices.

The activity was organised in the framework of the project “Promoting Transparency and Action against Economic Crime” within the Central Asia Rule of Law Programme 2020-2023, which is a joint initiative co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe. The project is aimed at strengthening capacities to fight and prevent economic crime in five Central Asian countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.