Crime & Justice

2017-12-05
2017-12-05

Kazakhstani project to digitise justice system seeing positive results

The move to electronic forms will create an independent database for criminal cases, speeding up the justice system and decreasing costs, officials say.


2017-11-15
2017-11-15

Kazakhstan busts suspects accused of trafficking drugs on 'dark web'

Authorities are keeping a close eye on a shadowy part of the internet that requires special software to access, making it an ideal platform for criminals of all sorts.


2017-11-07
2017-11-07

Kyrgyz prison workers receive UN training to rehabilitate convicted extremists

The UN is helping rehabilitate convicted extremists, observers say.


2017-10-16
2017-10-16

Kazakhstan strives to strengthen rule of law in fight against terrorism

Officials and criminal justice scholars are discussing ways of protecting human rights as a means to preventing violent extremism and radicalisation.


2017-07-19
2017-07-19

Tajikistan increases scrutiny of pharmacies as part of anti-drug effort

Tajik authorities are concerned about new synthetic drugs, which are 'especially dangerous for youth', say specialists.


2017-07-17
2017-07-17

Tajikistan to install checkpoints as part of anti-drug campaign

The new effort is part of the country's annual anti-drug Operation Kuknor, which is run in two phases, from May 20-August 30 and September 1-November 30.


2017-06-12
2017-06-12

International specialists help Kazakhstan battle extremism in prisons

Preventing prison inmates from radicalising each other was the topic at a May 30 forum in Astana.


2017-05-12
2017-05-12

New reforms to Uzbekistan's judicial system attempt to address deficiencies

The changes stem from constitutional amendments and judicial reforms that President Shavkat Mirziyoyev introduced in April.


2017-03-10
2017-03-10

Uzbekistan steps up anti-drug efforts among youth

Law enforcers and experts are especially concerned about the synthetic drugs called Spice, which are alarmingly popular among youth.


2017-02-17
2017-02-17

Uzbekistan implements new anti-corruption strategy

The strategy calls on officials to improve anti-corruption measures and fight religious extremism, terrorism and organised crime.


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