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LECTURE- Judicial Corruption, Kairat Osmonaliev, SRC-AUCA, Bishkek, Nov. 19

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LECTURE- Judicial Corruption, Kairat Osmonaliev, SRC-AUCA, Bishkek, Nov. 19

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The Social Research Center (SRC) at American University of Central Asia
Presents a LECTURE within its research track on corruption:
"Judicial corruption: its nature, scale and ways of coping with it"

Kairat Osmonaliev, doctor of law, head of the Yurinfo legal clinic
Time: 5 p.m., November 19, 2008
Venue: Room 315, AUCA's main building

Language: Russian
(Interpretation into English will be provided ONLY if requested in advance)

Synopsis: The annual report for 2007 on the corruption level in the world,
prepared by the well-known international anti-corruption coalition
Transparency International, focused on corruption in the judicial system.
The topic of the report is not unusual, and is explained by the importance
of this problem.

The major conclusion of the report was that judicial corruption undermines
the efforts of the international community to fight transnational crime,
limits access to justice system, and prevents improvements in human rights
protection. Moreover, judicial corruption undermines the activities of
judicial bodies all over the world by depriving citizens of access to laws
and violating one of the major human rights - the right to a just and
unbiased legal system.

>From this perspective, the study of judicial corruption as a whole (and
particularly in Kyrgyzstan) and of effective measures for confronting it,
and the development and implementation of corresponding recommendations are
fundamental steps necessary to improving the state capacity.

Bio: Kairat Osmonaliev graduated from the Academy of the Ministry of the
Interior in Omsk, Russia, in 2005 and defended his doctoral dissertation at
the Academy of Management of the Ministry of the Interior in Moscow. He
worked in the Kyrgyz Republic's Drug Control Agency, and headed the
Department on Administrative Law of the Academy of the Ministry of the
Interior in the Kyrgyz Republic (KR). He has served as an assistant to the
Minister of the Interior, an expert in the UN Office on Drugs and Crime at
the Vienna International Centre (2005), and a researcher at Swedish
University, Uppsala (2004). He currently teaches at Kyrgyz National
University and Chui University. He has authored or co-authored more than 60
publications, including four monographs, six textbooks, and five sets of
commentaries on the criminal law of the KR, regarding crime, corruption and
drug-trade issues.

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