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State/INL Kyrgyzstan Program


Fact Sheet
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
December 6, 2011

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Funding FY 2006-2010:

  • FY 2006 - $3,300,000 (FSA*)
  • FY 2007 - $2,125,000 (FSA*)
  • FY 2008 - $1,800,000 (FSA*)
  • FY 2009 - $1,710,000 (AEECA**)
  • FY 2010 - $1,400,000 (AEECA**)
  • FY 2011 - $2,802,000 (AEECA**)

*FSA: Freedom Support Act Funds
**AEECA: Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia Funds

Program Goals:

  • Enhance the capability of Kyrgyz legal and law-enforcement officials to combat crime and ensure public safety in a professional, non-corrupt manner.
  • Foster the rule of law within the Kyrgyz criminal justice system.
  • Strengthen counternarcotics efforts, including drug-abuse prevention and treatment.
  • Support an independent judiciary.
  • Help to establish a just and effective legal system that upholds fundamental rights, including the rights of victims.
  • Improve the investigation and prosecution of crime in a manner consistent with international standards, including those in the area of forensics.
  • Assist the Kyrgyz Republic in combating trafficking in persons.

Program Components/Accomplishments:

  • Law Enforcement: A Senior Law Enforcement Advisor (SLEA) assists Kyrgyz traffic police to professionalize operations and training and set up systems that impede corruption and improve services to the citizenry. Refurbishment of the Secondary Police School in Bishkek is one result. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) has also helped upgrade the Interior Ministry’s forensics laboratory, and this year will offer forensics support to the Justice Ministry as well.
  • Counternarcotics: The SLEA continues to work with Kyrgyzstan’s drug-enforcement service, now a department of the Interior Ministry, particularly in the development of four mobile drug-interdiction teams operating in the southern region of Osh.
  • Justice Sector Reform: INL funds a Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) from the U.S. Department of Justice to assist the government with justice-sector reform, including anti-corruption efforts. Another project supports the creation of a unified bar and the further development of an Advocates’ Training Center, in both instances to empower defense lawyers.



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