State policy and ongoing reforms on the private international law focus of OSCE conference in Uzbekistan

The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan (PCUz) in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the NGO “Legal Problems Research Center”, and the Tashkent State University of Law held an international conference on 15 November in Tashkent.

The event brought together around 75 participants, including leading representatives of the Ministry of Justice and other authorities, the Tashkent State University of Law, international organizations and universities such as the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law  (UNIDROIT), the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), the Roma Tre University (Italy),  and the KAZGUU University (Kazakhstan).

Participants discussed the drafting of the Private International Law Code of Uzbekistan, which was supported by the PCUz in co-operation with the Tashkent State University of Law and the Legal Problems Research Centre. The adoption of the Code will support Uzbekistan’s efforts in creating a modern, balanced and well-structured legislative instrument regulating cross-border relations, and serving to improve the investment climate and ensuring the acceleration of the economic development of Uzbekistan.

Another session themed “Role of international co-operation and academia in the development of private international law” was devoted to the significance of implementation of international law along with duties of states to maintain international security, where international experts put forward evidence-based recommendations and proposals that promote private international law development in Uzbekistan.

The event was organized in the framework of the project “Strenghtening Good Governance” and aimed at mainstreaming the legal framework in Uzbekistan in alignment with the Private International Law standards.