Uzbekistan: ICJ begins a research mission on access to justice for economic, social and cultural rights

From April 16 to 20, the ICJ is conducting a research mission to Uzbekistan to identify the priority ESC rights issues which will be the focus of its project on access to the economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights (ACCESS project).

During the mission, ICJ experts will meet with key stakeholders, including relevant State bodies, CSOs, legal experts, international organizations in Uzbekistan and other actors to discuss legal and practical aspects of ensuring access to justice for ESC rights.

During the meetings, among others, the following issues will be addressed:

  • current legislation ensuring ESC rights in Uzbekistan;
  • ongoing and planned reforms in ensuring ESC rights;
  • legal protection of ESC rights and barriers to their enjoyment;
  • discussion of possible legal, practical aspects related to access to justice in the field of ESC rights.

The ICJ will rely on international standards in the area of ESC rights, in particular, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), to which Uzbekistan is a party.

The results of the mission will form a baseline report which will inform the construction and implementation of the ACCESS project.

The ICJ appreciates the facilitation of the Government and of the European Union, which supports the project, in arranging meetings with relevant State institutions.


Temur Shakirov,

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