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Curbing Domestic Violence in Kyrgyzstan: Are Victims Protected?
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Bishkek | 2020 | html
Anna Zubenko
Corporate author: 
Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting (CABAR); Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR)
Asia and the Pacific
Europe and North America
© CABAR 2020

In this article, the author analyzes some of the results of the reforms of the judicial and legal system, thanks to which a number of new codes appeared in Kyrgyzstan, was aimed primarily at the humanization of legislation and decriminalization of certain types of crimes. On the contrary, domestic violence was criminalized as part of the legislative amendments - it was included in the Misdemeanor Code, which is part of the criminal law. However, according to the author, it has become more difficult to prosecute the perpetrators de facto.


Resource Type: 
Case studies and research papers
Literature reviews
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Human rights / Human dignity
Preventing violent extremism
Level of education: 
Higher education
Lifelong learning
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
Non-formal education


Peace; Violence; Human rights