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The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights
Faculty of Law
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Equal Before the Law: Access to Justice in Central Asia

SamarkandaIn the years 2012-2014 Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki and the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights are involved in the project of Access to Justice in Central Asia. The overall objective of the program is to increase access to justice for vulnerable populations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, in particular rural women, at-risk children and people with disabilities.

Faculty of Law and the Erik Castrén Institute have been invited to participate in the project as a partner with one law school in each Central Asian Countries. This partnership encompasses faculty and student exchanges to improve general teaching and instruction and assistance in developing courses on relevant international law. The aim of those activities is to build awareness and expertise of access to justice among future legal practitioners and educators.

Person responsible: Dr. Magdalena Kmak

More information about the project:

News: University of Helsinki students of law are involved in a project to establish legal aid offices in Central Asia for women, the young, and people with disabilities

Project partners:
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia

Project events: Guest speakers Cholpon Djakupova & Zulfikor Zamonov, 26 March 2014: Seminar on Rule of Law in Central Asia, 26th March 2014