US and International Organizations
ICNL local partner Yuri Khvan is well known among NGOs and donors who consider him an
expert on issues concerning the noncommercial sector. NGOs and international organizations
regularly invite Yuri to various trainings and seminars and seek ICNL's assistance on legal issues
affecting the NGO sector in Kyrgyzstan.
ICNL partner maintains constructive and cooperative relations with the following organizations:
USIS; ABA; NDI; Barents group; GTD; Soros Foundation, Eurasia Foundation, Asian
Developing Bank, OSCE, UNHCR, and UNDP.
ICNL cooperates with the public foundation The Legal Clinic on issues pertaining to trainings
on the NGO law issues and the development of legal clinics where law students under the
supervision of experienced colleagues will be providing consultations to NGOs.
ICNL is also cooperating with Public Foundation The Legal Clinic on the development of an
NGO law course at the Kyrgyz Slavic University.
ICNL is also cooperating with the Center for Public Policy on issues pertaining to the
development of social partnerships in Kyrgyzstan. ICNL is presently helping this NGO to develop
into a central resource center with expertise on legislation and on social partnerships issues.
Marat Kaiypov, President of the Association of Attorneys of Kyrgyzstan; Irina Ryzhykh, NGO
Chamber of Tax Consultants; Nina Petrovna Vekua, Foundation for the Research of Legal Problems;
Ainura Orosolieva, Chairman of the Fund of Legal Initiatives; International Center Interbilim;
Tolekan Ismailova, Leader of the Coalition of NGOs for a Civil Society; Svetlana Bashtovenko,
Leader of NGO UMUT , Olga Djanaeva, Leader of NGO Alga ; Akhmad Madiev, Leader of NGO
Center for Public Policy ; Elvira Elibezova, Leader of NGO Center of Public Opinion Study and
Forecasts ; Oleg Kim, Director, Public Foundation The Legal Clinic.
Government Officials and Deputies of the Parliaments
Kabai Karabekov, Parliamentarian and Chairman of the Public Associations Committee; Akylbek
Japarov, Parliamentarian and Chairman of the Tax Committee; Oksana Malevannaya, Parliamentarian
and Chairwoman of Human Rights Committee; Aleftina Pronenko, Parliamentarian and Chairwoman
of the Committee on Competition and Protection of Entrepreneurial Rights; Alisher Sabirov,
Parliamentarian and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Religion; Murat Ismailov, First Deputy
Director of the State Tax Inspection; Adylbek Kasymaliev, Head of Tax and Customs Policy
Department of the Ministry of Finance; Arstan Berdaliev, expert of Social Policy Department of the
US and International Organizations
ICNL partner Muatar Khaidarova met with numerous representatives of local NGOs, government
bodies and international donor organizations in managing on going law reform projects and
developing possibilities for future activities. OSCE, UNDP and UNHCR offices in Tajikistan
regularly involve Muatar in NGO development and law reform projects which include legal issues
affecting NGOs one of the projects components.
ICNL partner NGO Society and Law, which is headed by Muatar Khaidarova provides daily
consultations on legal and social issues for individuals and NGOs by two lawyer consultants and
one advocate and protects their rights before government officials and in court. Society and Law
receives the bulk of its funding from the UNHCR as well as technical assistance from ICNL.
ICNL is also cooperating with the Tajik State National University in the development of the NGO
Muatar Khaidarova also continued to provide legal consultations through the Internet and update
the Tajik web site