UNODC supports the development of effective and transparent crime data collection systems in Kyrgyzstan

UNCT-KYRG-UNODC-19022018

Bishkek, 19 February 2018 – New criminal legislation is due to enter into force in Kyrgyzstan in January 2019. As part of the preparations for the introduction of the new laws, Kyrgyzstan’s General Prosecutor’s Office is working on the launch of a unified electronic crime database.

To support this initiative, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently provided the General Prosecutor’s Office with 50 new computers and other related equipment worth over 2 million Kyrgyz soms.

"By establishing a single, automated system for crime and criminal justice data collection, it will become possible to track criminal cases throughout the criminal justice chain, from the moment a crime is registered to the execution of a court ruling", said Azizbek Usubaliev, Head of the Legal Statistics Unit at the General Prosecutor's Office. "The new equipment will allow us to collect objective and reliable crime data. This will be of great benefit to the promotion of the rule of law in the country", he added.

According to Vera Tkachenko, Acting Head of the UNODC Programme Office in Kyrgyzstan, "the creation of the new database will ensure transparent crime registration and more effective criminal investigations and prosecution in court. This will contribute to increased public confidence in the criminal justice system".

UNODC supports the establishment of the new crime registry within the framework of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia with funding provided by the Government of Japan.

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UNODC/ROCA

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