As in many transition countries, the Kyrgyz judicial system suffers from a low rate of court decision enforcement, with lengthy delays common, and a rate of successful enforcement estimated at only 30%. Moreover, significant challenges exist in relation to prevention and punishment of debtors who hide assets or evade court orders, and a lack of a database where bailiffs can easily obtain necessary information on debtors.
In partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), IDLO is implementing the “Bailiff Service Capacity Building - Commercial Law Judicial Training” project. The project encompasses a needs assessment of the country’s bailiff service, with the aim of developing recommendations that can be used to develop strategies to strengthen court decision enforcement in the country. The review will serve as a foundation for future work to improve the bailiff service capacity in Kyrgyzstan.