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Who we are:
Tashabbus (Initiative, formerly Adolat.net) is an organization established by young Uzbek lawyers in 2010. The mission of the organization is to encourage and empower citizens to actively participate in the process of strengthening the rule of law in Uzbekistan.
What we aim:
The Uzbek legal system provides necessary preconditions and safeguards for building a democratic state with a strong rule of law. The Constitution stipulates that democracy in Uzbekistan rests on such ultimate values as life, freedom, honor and dignity of the human being. It also provides for the rule of law and a system of checks and balances. These fundamental constitutional provisions have yet to be implemented. There are two major obstacles in this process: flagrant disregard of constitutional rights and laws by government officials with impunity and citizen’s failure to take effective legal actions against such violations, which has been indirectly contributing to the growing disrespect of citizens’ fundamental rights. Tashabbus was established to address these problems and contribute to the strengthening of the rule of law in Uzbekistan through raising legal literacy of its citizens.
What we do:
To achieve its aim, Tashabbus provides the following services to assist citizens to become more knowledgeable about their rights and duties, as well as about available legal remedies:
We offer online pro bono legal advice to those in need;
We provide information about the legal system and laws of Uzbekistan, especially in the context of fundamental rights and duties;
We publish articles and papers that educate citizens of Uzbekistan about their rights and effective means of defending them;
We publish commentaries on the laws of Uzbekistan with the purpose of identifying legal loopholes and encouraging discussion among scholars, practitioners and law students;
We conduct comparative studies on the laws and practices of western democracies with the aim of finding solutions to the problems in the Uzbek legal system;
We assist law students and recent graduates to enhance their legal education and become socially responsible lawyers.
Disclaimer: Tashabbus is a non-governmental non-profit independent institution and is not affiliated with any political, religious or ideological groups, opposition parties or organizations.
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