In this book aims to explore the fundamental areas of the Uzbek legal system from a manifold perspective. Firstly, to expose and analyse the structure, sources and principles of each area of law; secondly, to criticise, where necessary; thirdly, to shed light where lacunas exist and highlight alternative avenues. It is evident throughout all the chapters that the authors have made references to human rights problems contained in the legislation, whether these are actual or hypothetical. What is also unmistakable is the fact that by examining the sources of Uzbek law one readily discerns that from a domestic law point of view its legal system belongs to the Romano-Germanic civil law tradition, whereas from an international la perspective it is a monist State, albeit with considerable exceptions. A poignant factor is also the lack of trust in lower courts and the level of legal expertise therein. When examining a new legal system, one must be aware of its limitations in expression and content. What is meant by “labor” or “administrative relations” in one legal system does not necessarily translate into the same thing in another system.
Ilias Bantekas LLB (Athens), LLM (Liverpool), Ph.D. (Liverpool), is Reader and Director of the International Law Unit, Law School, University of Westminster. In 2000 he was the recipient of the International Committee of the Red Cross Paul Reuter Prize. He is a Barrister (Athens) and has procured advice on foreign and international law to law firms and NGOs throughout the world. He was a Fellow at Harvard Law School (2003-04). He has written over 30 articles and book chapters and is the author among others of: International Criminal Law (Cavendish, 2nd edition, with Susan Nash), Principles of Direct and Superior Responsibility in International Humanitarian Law (Juris/MUP, 2002), Oil and Gas Law in Kazakhstan: National and International Perspectives (Kluwer, 2004).
LLB (Tashkent) is a Managing Partner in the law firm Azizov & Partners.Umid Aripjanov
LLB (Tashkent), LLM (Case Western), Ph.D. (Tashkent) is Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Westminster in Tashkent and Counsel to USAID Enterprise Development Centre. He is also a CEP SCOUT Fellow.Murad Karimovich Azimov
LLB (Tashkent), Ph.D. (Moscow) is Vice Chairman of the Uzbek Highest Economic Court and Senior Lecturer in Law at the Tashkent State Law Institute and the Legal Department of the National University of Uzbekistan.Mikhail Yuryevich Gasanov
LLB (Tashkent), Ph.D. (Moscow), is Assistant Professor at the Tashkent State Law Institute and Deputy Director of the Uzbek Institute for Monitoring of Current Legislation of the Oliy Majlis (Parliament).Shahriyor Khodjaev
LLB (Tashkent), Diploma (Warwick), LLM candidate (Essex), served as an attorney with the American Bar Association’s Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (ABA/CEELI) Criminal Law Program.Leonid Borisovich Khvan
LLB (Tashkent), (Ph.D. Russian Institute of Legislation), PhD. (Uzbek State Academy), is Assistant Professor of Administrative Law at the Tashkent State Law Institute and Director of the Centre for the Continuing Education of Uzbek Advocates.Sanjar Rasulov
(LLB Tashkent) (LLM San Francisco) is Lecturer in both Tashkent State Law Institute and the University of Westminster in Tashkent.Akmal Kholmatovich Saidov
LLB (Tashkent), Ph.D. (USSR State and Law Institute), LLD (USSR Philosophy and Law Institute), is Professor and Chair of International and Comparative Law at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED), UNESCO Chair of Human Rights at UWED, and Director of the National Centre for Human Rights.Igor Sidelnikov
LLB (Belarus State), M.Sc. (LSE), LLM (John Marshall Chicago) is Managing Attorney at Denton Wilde Sapte’s representative office in Tashkent and Edmund Muskie Fellow as well as Fellow of Reuters Foundation.