Introducing a human rights focus to a required clinical course
Legal Clinic of the Law Division of the American University of Central Asia functions already for 15 years providing free legal services to vulnerable population. Since 2015 Human Rights concentration became part of the Law Division. Students of the Legal Clinic were involved in the research activities with emphasis on the problematic human rights issues. One of the latest projects was on the fair trial rights in the Kyrgyz Republic, which included following activities with students’ participation as developing questionnaires, distributing them among judges, prosecutors, law enforcement bodies, academia, NGO and students, conducting interviews on the particular challenging issues.