Today, the ICJ has started its mission to the Kyrgyz Republic on organisation and functioning of the legal profession.
During the mission, which will last from 21 to 25 September, the ICJ will assess the implementation of the new legislation unifying the legal profession under a single national bar association, including establishment of new structures and standards for the self-governance of the profession regarding qualification, disciplinary action and professional ethics.
A round table with independent lawyers will be held during the visit, other meetings with bodies of the Bar Association, State officials and other stakeholders that take part in the reform will be held.
The mission will include Jeroen Brouwer, former President of the Dutch Bar Association, Róisín Pillay, Director of the Europe Programme and Temur Shakirov, Legal Adviser of the Europe Programme.
The mission will be followed by a brief report with recommendations for reform.
Róisín Pillay: roisin.pillay(a)icj.org
Temur Shakirov: temur.shakirov(a)icj.org