Law enforcement bodies of Kyrgyzstan to be radically reformed

Fecha de publicación: 
04 Jul 2016

Law enforcement bodies of Kyrgyzstan will be radically reformed, secretary of Kyrgyz Defence Council Temir Dzhumakadyrov said today at the end of the meeting.

According to him, a package of measures for the forthcoming reform has already been prepared. "Defense Council concluded that it's necessary to clearly delineate the zone of responsibility of law enforcement agencies, set goals and move away from the duplication of functions. According to statistics, corruption in law enforcement takes a leading place. Of course, we need staff training and self-cleaning. A key principle of the reform should be balance, that there was no body to put pressure on the system. Soon the final decision will be made," Temir Dzhumakadyrov said.

He added that the Prosecutor General's Office will be deprived of the investigating authorities. They are planned to be transferred to the National Security Committee and the State Service for Combating Economic Crimes. "But Prosecutor General's Office still has the function of the initiation of proceedings. The prosecuting authorities must return to the traditional functions - supervise. There should be a whole system for offenses which will register and control it at all stages - from start to finish. It will be a good surveillance tool, not only to expand the powers, but also to protect the rights of citizens. The National Security Committee deprived of the economic functions, including smuggling. Henceforth, it won't initiate criminal proceedings. The Interior Ministry will have independent services - public safety, criminal police, to combat extremism and illegal migration, drug trafficking, private security," Temir Dzhumakadyrov said.

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