Expanding Bilateral Relations through Constitutional Development

The Uzbek-German Legal Forum maintains the collaboration in the development of Uzbek con-stitutional law and guarantees of human rights and freedoms

May 24th, 2019
Margareta Calugher, News from Berlin
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of the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany and the discussion of consti-tutional development of Uzbekistan and Germany took place in Tashkent , on May, 23.

The event was organized by the National Center for Human Rights of the Republic of Uzbekistan, together with the representative office of the K. Adenauer Foundation. The forum was attended by deputies of the Legislative Chamber and members of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, representatives of ministries and departments, law enforcement agencies, national human rights institutions, scientific and educational institutions, civil society institutions, the media, international organizations and the diplomatic corps, as well as foreign experts.

Participants discussed the formation and development of the Basic Law of Germany and the Constitution of Uzbekistan, the influence of the Constitution on the development of civil society institutions, as well as further measures to improve the legal framework and law enforcement practice in the field of human rights and freedoms.

German experts drew attention that the Basic Law of Germany embodied the historical experience of the development of German constitutional legal institutions, political democracy and legal culture. As a matter of fact, the Federal Republic of Germany was founded on May 23, 1949, on the same day the procedure for signing the Basic Law of Germany, developed by the Parliamentary Council, took place.

Speaking about the features of the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany, the forum participants agreed that its noticeable distinction from the constitutions of many other states lies in its brevity and practicality. The main feature of the Basic Law is the proclamation in the first section of the fundamental rights and freedoms of citizens immediately after the Preamble, since respect and protection of human dignity is the core of a democratic state of law.

In Uzbekistan, interest in the Basic Law of Germany is as high as its achievements in the field of scientific and technological progress and material production or in the sphere of social services. Since the Constitution of Germany is a model of codification of state law, generally recognized in the constitutional map of the world as one of the standards of modern constitutionalism.

The Constitution of Uzbekistan was developed and adopted based on national traditions, fundamental provisions and requirements of international law, as well as studying the provisions of the Constitutions of foreign countries, including the Basic Law of Germany.
The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, noting the importance of the Constitution, said: “Our Constitution as a vivid embodiment of the political and legal consciousness of the multiethnic people of Uzbekistan serves as a solid foundation for building a democratic state and civil society and finding a worthy place in the international arena.”

As a fundamental act of current legislateon, the Basic Law of Germany and the Constitution of Uzbekistan are the legal basis for expanding bilateral relations between Uzbekistan and Germany.

The Forum also included a presentation of the publication of the Basic Law of Germany in German and Uzbek languages, as well as the book "The Constitutional Journey through Germany", which describes the most important problems of modern German state law.


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