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Civil Justice Reform: Effective Court Management

COUNTRY Uzbekistan

TYPE OF PROJECT Access to justice
Civil law and procedure
Judicial reform
Minorities´Rights
Training

PERIOD June 2012-December 2014

DONOR United Nations Development Programme

BUDGET Total Budget: USD 642,000 (Of which: UNDP: USD 450,000, Supreme Court: USD 192,000)

BENEFICIARY Supreme Court of Uzbekistan

Kazakhstan Uzbekistan Kyrgyz Republic Turkmenistan Tajikistan
DESCRIPTION

The project worked to strengthen the institutional framework of the civil courts of Uzbekistan, through creating favourable conditions for the further improvement of civil justice both in legislation and in practice. It did this by efforts to:

  • Enhance the accessibility of justice through e-Justice implementation;
  • Improve court decisions;
  • Enhance the enforcement of court decisions;
  • Increase public awareness of the available legal remedies for obtaining civil justice.
Outcome:

The project was designed to:

  • Deal with problems regarding court availability, transparency and case delays;
  • Achieve improvement in institutional frameworks, court administration and efficiency, and in interaction between civil courts and other government departments.
  • Improve the decision-making mechanisms of Uzbekistan’s civil justice system through applying international experience.

Partners:

  • Supreme Court;
  • Research Center under the Supreme Court;
  • Ministry of Justice’s Department on the Enforcement of Court Decisions, Material and Financial Support of the Courts;
  • Law Training Center under the Ministry of Justice;
  • The Bar Chamber.

Results (achieved/expected):

  • Establish an Interagency Working Group on civil justice reform.
  • Provide the Government with strategic analysis and blueprints on civil justice reform;
  • Implement an effective civil justice system, streamline civil proceedings, install an effective e-Justice system;
  • Develop a training platform for online training courses for the civil courts of Uzbekistan;
  • Encourage a better understanding of relevant legislation and the application of UN conventions in civil courts;
  • Improve the justice system’s transparency and accessibility, by enhancing access to civil justice and information on civil proceedings;
  • Develop a communication strategy for civil courts, thereby enhancing the public’s legal knowledge;
  • Develop a model civil court that ensures practical access for retirees, women with children and people living with disabilities, as an example of how civil court infrastructure can be improved.

 

Contact:

Azamat Salaev, Project Manager, Azamat.salaev@undp.org, +998 71 2390267