The Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki and the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights were involved in the project Access to Justice in Central Asia. The overall objective of the program was 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 were invited to participate in the project as a partner with one law school in each Central Asian Countries. This partnership encompassed faculty and student exchanges to improve general teaching and instruction and assistance in developing courses on relevant international law. The aim of the program was to build awareness and expertise of access to justice among future legal practitioners and educators.