New leadership at the national think tank for reforms in Uzbekistan 

30 Jul 2020 Bobur Bekmuradov (JST 2018, Uzbekistan) has been appointed the Chairman of the nationwide movement ‘Yuksalish’, the national think tank for reforms in Uzbekistan. His new position has been given ministerial status by special decree. The appointment is recognition for Bobur’s considerable contribution to building democratic institutions since being elected an MP in December 2019 and […]

Post-legislative scrutiny: a step towards accountable policing in Kyrgyzstan

28 Jul 2020   The Kyrgyz Parliament recently adopted a new methodology for post-legislative scrutiny, meaning that MPs will be able to provide evidence-based parliamentary oversight more effectively. The new method allows lawmakers and civil society to analyse the effectiveness of laws that have been enacted and ensure that new laws are working in practice in the way that they were intended. This development is in no small part down to Timur Shaikhutdinov (JST 2018, Kyrgyzstan) and his colleagues and is a […]

Free legal aid in Uzbekistan

22 Jul 2020   Mushtariy Madrakhimova (Uzbekistan, JST 2019) has been at the heart of a project opening 56 offices of the ‘Madad Centre’, providing free legal aid across Uzbekistan. The project is part of Mushtariy’s work at the Ministry of Justice in Tashkent, where she leads a joint UK-Uzbek initiative to create a legal information portal to […]

Mediation – Alternative Dispute Resolution in Uzbekistan

22 Jul 2020   Within six months of returning home from her JST Fellowship Programme, Rano Ismailova (JST 2019) has already taken solid steps towards her goal of making Uzbekistan a hub for mediation. Not only have Rano’s recommendations on the new Uzbek law on mediation been included in a June 2020 parliamentary resolution, she has also started […]