Kyrgyzstan: Revolution Revisited
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Both local and foreign investors cite Kyrgyzstan's judicial system as a key stumbling block for opening or running businesses. Frequent changes in legislation and demands for bribes make the country's legal environment too unpredictable and corrupt to foster long-term business growth, experts say. The system is relatively over-staffed - some 370 judges exist for a population of 5.2 million people - and judges' salaries not far above the $60 per month estimated minimum for required for purchase of consumer staples.
Introduce jury system to reduce the influence of bribery on court decisions, and facilitate unbiased verdicts

Attract foreign judges to preside over some commercial law courts

Increase salaries for judges; hire assistants and improve technical support


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