From February 9–13, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) held a training of trainers using an anti-human trafficking curriculum it developed for Kyrgyzstan. The 21 law professors who participated will help introduce the innovative curriculum to law schools around the country.
ABA ROLI provided the trainees with teaching materials in Kyrgyz and Russian. Pre- and post-training evaluations of the session indicated that 70 percent of the material was new to the participants.
The professors who took part in the latest workshop are now training their colleagues and students on human trafficking prosecution and prevention, and on victim protection. The Kyrgyz National University, Osh State Law Institute and Osh State Humanitarian University will be among the first to incorporate the anti-human trafficking course into their law school curricula.
Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, ABA ROLI’s anti-human trafficking program has trained more than 300 defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement officials and prosecutors. In addition, the program distributed guidebooks to help trainees discharge their professional responsibilities more effectively. The curriculum has been previously implemented in the Interior Ministry’s training institutions.
To learn more about our work in Kyrgyzstan, contact the ABA Rule of Law Initiative at <[email protected]>.