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Kyrgyz Republic - Expert discussion on amendments to the Law on non-commercial organisations


Bishkek - Representatives of the Venice Commission participate in a videoconference on proposed amendments to legislation on non-commercial organisations (NCOs) organised by the Delegation in Kyrgyz Republic and the Regional Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Central Asia.

Representatives of the authorities, NCOs, national and international experts will exchange views on proposals to change national legislation and introduce new reporting rules for NCOs.

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