Uzbekistan’s judicial reform based on Kazakhstan’s model
Uzbekistan is adopting Kazakhstan's judicial system model. Judicial reform is being carried out in accordance with Uzbekistan’s strategic development program for the next five years. The arrest of suspects and wiretapping of mobile phones will be carried out only after court decision. The Highest Judicial Council will appoint judges. In Kazakhstan, such innovations have been introduced in accordance with the Nation's Plan "100 concrete steps to implement the Five Institutional Reforms". Last year, the two countries signed a memorandum on cooperation, where special attention was paid to protecting investors’ interests.
KOZIMJON KOMILOV, CHAIRMAN, SUPREME COURT OF UZBEKISTAN:
- The Supreme Court approved administrative proceedings for the first time in our country. 207 administrative courts have been established in Tashkent and other cities and districts. 85 economic courts have been established to ensure the protection of commercial interests of business entities. The Supreme Judicial Council was established to elect and appoint judges. The selection of judges is carried out openly, in a democratic way.
YERIK UTEMBAYEV, KAZAKH AMBASSADOR TO UZBEKISTAN:
- This year we witnessed the signing of very large investment projects and the arrival of large international financial institutions. This is done thanks to the improvement in judicial system and every investor feels protected.