Uzbekistan: the ICJ holds second expert discussion on economic, social and cultural rights in Tashkent

On 14 December, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Tashkent State University of Law (TSUL) organised expert discussions on economic, social and cultural rights (ESC) to advance civil society in promoting ESC rights and standards in Uzbekistan.

Leading national experts as well as ICJ representatives, including an ICJ Commissioner, Jarna Petman, discussed the use of non-discrimination principle in court decisions.

The expert discussion, including on issues such as adoption of new laws, regulations and policies that leave marginalized groups outside the protection of the law, took place during a research mission on access to justice for ESC rights in Uzbekistan.

The ICJ expert discussions aim to increase awareness about the implementation of international law and standards on ESC rights before national courts, to facilitate access to justice for ESC rights and effective use of international human rights law for ESC rights.

Every two months, they bring together lawyers, specialists, members of academia and law students via interactive discussions, research papers, peer review articles and policy papers.

The first expert discussion took place on 18 September 2018 at TSUL and was devoted to international standards on the right to work.

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