EU promotes development of Uzbekistan’s legal system
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Feb.24 /Trend D.Azizov/
Uzbekistan and the European Union are to start the realisation of a three-year joint project to reform the judicial system in the country the country's Ministry of Justice told Trend on Friday.
The aim of the project worth 10 million euros and backed by EU funds, is to support reforms in the judicial system, promote law enforcement agencies by ensuring the rule of law, improve enforcement, increase responsibility in the administration of justice, as well as raise legal awareness.
Upon completion the project can become a pilot model which can be used to transform other areas.
In addition it will establish direct cooperation between relevant organisations in Uzbekistan and European countries. Participation of European experts will provide them with an opportunity to learn more about the Uzbek legal system and gain experience collected in this field.
National partners to work on the project are the Ministry of Justice, the Attorney General and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Research Centre at the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan.
The German Foundation for the International Legal Cooperation at the Federal Ministry of Justice of the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as a consortium of organisations - the German Society for International Cooperation, the Agency for International Legal Cooperation and NI-CO are involved from the EU side.