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Challenges and risks of reforming legislation on the Regulatory Guillotine principle discussed in Bishkek

May 24, 2021

On May 22, 2021, participants of the roundtable "Reforming legislation on regulatory legal acts: challenges and risks" discussed possible mechanisms of interaction between civil society and state bodies in the field of legislation inventory.

The discussion was attended by representatives of public organizations, business associations, including the International Business Council, the Ministry of Justice, other government agencies, and the Office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The draft Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On the termination of legislative acts on the Regulatory Guillotine principle" was posted on April 2 on the single portal of the Ministry of Justice for public discussion. A draft law was developed, according to its authors, in pursuance of the Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic "On an inventory of the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic" dated February 8, 2021.

IBC has repeatedly expressed serious concern about this bill at various sites and warned about the risks that may arise if this document is adopted.

Such a large-scale reform must be carried out thoughtfully, efficiently and professionally, IBC said. First of all, it should not have negative consequences, such as the termination or reduction of the activities of enterprises and organizations. The considered bill, if adopted, will impede the work of government agencies and interdepartmental working groups to change legislation in a particular area and in general the life of the state and society, the business community believes.

After discussing the legal challenges, gaps and shortcomings of the bill, the roundtable participants decided that it was necessary to suspend the promotion of this document.