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Business law in Uzbekistan

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
The Judiciary is not at all independent in Uzbekistan. It is subservient to the President who appoints all judges and can remove them from office at any time.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
The European Commission has often underlined the fact that the absence of a secure judiciary is the main problem for investors. Foreign nationals cannot expect an impartial trail from the country's judicial system.
The Language of Justice
The judicial language used in the country is Uzbek.
Recourse to an Interpreter
Having an interpreter is possible.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of the law is the constitution of December 1992. Even though the country's legal system is an evolution of Soviet civil law, it lacks transparency. Uzbekistan is a member of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States). CIS acts as a symbolic organization possessing only coordinating powers related to trade, finance, lawmaking, and security among the member states. 

 

The Constitution can be consulted online in English on the website of the Uzbek Parliament.

Checking National Laws Online
Website of the Uzbek organization Norma Hamkor, specialized in electronic publishing
Website of the Parliament of Uzbekistan

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