The EU-Central Asia Rule of Law Platform project is until the end of July in its inception phase, but it already actively contributing to legal cooperation in the region:
End May 2015 the project contributed to the organisation of a seminar of Administrative Law, hosted in Riga by the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council in the framework of the Rule of Law Initiative of the EU-Central Asia Strategy.
Fifty representatives of national state institutions, the judiciary and academia, as well as European and Central Asian experts had the opportunity to share good practices and propose ideas for reformation of the administrative law and administrative procedure in the Central Asian countries, contributing to strengthening Rule of Law in the region.
On 16 June the project organised a seminar in Ashgabat on the establishment of the institution of Ombudsman of Turkmenistan.
The seminar was attended by representatives of the Institute of Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan, the Mejlis, the Supreme Court, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as international and Turkmen experts. Together they discussed views and models related to the prospective establishment of the institution of Ombudsman in Turkmenistan.