Comprehensive Review of Labour Legislation in Kyrgyzstan

Further to an agreement between the ILO and the Ministry of Labour, the ILO has conducted a comprehensive review of labour legislation in Kyrgyzstan against relevant ILO Conventions, as well as the realization of the relevant policy decisions. The review results were presented in Bishkek.

News | 29 October 2018
On 29 October 2018, the ILO presented the findings and recommendations of the review to a meeting of the tripartite constituents and other relevant stakeholders. The participants subsequently discussed and agreed on the need, scope and priority areas for labour law reform in Kyrgyzstan to promote respect for the labour rights in Kyrgyzstan and contribute towards achieving of labour related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and sustainable economic development. They identified and discussed the potential risks to the reform process and ultimate implementation of the revised labour legislation.

Lejo Sibbel, ILO Moscow Senior International Labour Standards and Labour Law Specialist, took part and made presentation at the event
The discussion helped to strengthen general commitments and ownership of the tripartite partners and invited stakeholders in addressing implications and implementation of the recommendations of the Review. It reinforced tripartite partner’s knowledge and general understanding of international labour law and labour standards.

A group photo with the ILO Anniversary cards
The recommendations were presented by ILO consultants, Prof. Nikita Lioutov of the Kutafin Moscow State Law University in Moscow, and Prof. Kubanychbek Romankulov of the Kyrgyz National University named after J. Balasagyn, with the support of Lejo Sibbel, Senior Specialist, International Labour Standards and Labour Law of the ILO Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. ILO consultant Kairgul Sadybakasova presented results of the "Overview of Legislation and Policy on Forced Labour", conducted within the framework of an ongoing ILO Project aimed at preventing child labour and forced labour.

The event was organized with the support of ILO project "From crisis towards decent and safe jobs".