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Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated April 13, 2018

№ UP-5415 "On measures of radical improvement of the activity of justice bodies and institutions in implementation of state legal policy"

Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated April 13, 2018 № PP-3666 "On organizational measures of further improvement of the activity of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan"

Resolution

of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

On measures of radical improvement of the activity of justice bodies and institutions in implementation of state legal policy

In the process of building a legal democratic state and a fair civil society, an essential role is assigned to judicial authorities and institutions that are called upon to implement, first and foremost, a single state legal policy, including through the effective organization of law-making activities, the formation of consistent and uniform law enforcement practice, ensuring effective protection of rights and human freedoms, as well as the introduction of an integrated system for improving the legal culture of the population.

The recently implemented measures have made it possible to increase the role and responsibility of justice bodies and institutions in the system of public authorities and administration, especially on legal support for the activities of state bodies and organizations, the coordination of their legal services, the dissemination of legal information, and improving the quality of public services.

At the same time, the results of the analysis show that there are a number of systemic problems and shortcomings in the activities of justice bodies and institutions that hamper the achievement of a high level of effectiveness of the ongoing legal reforms.
In particular:

Firstly, the lack of district (city) divisions of justice bodies hampers a deep study of legal problems directly in a local level, the level of ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens in connection with their real needs, the implementation of targeted legal education depending on specific legal challenges in society;

Secondly, there is no effective work on a systematic analysis of law enforcement practice and development of effective measures to ensure its consistency and uniformity, providing legal advice to state bodies and other organizations in the field to prevent arbitrary and selective interpretation of legal norms;

Thirdly, encumbrance of justice bodies with unusual and duplicating functions, especially in the sphere of contractual and legal work control, does not allow rational use of available forces and means for fulfilling the primary tasks in the sphere of state legal policy implementation;

Fourth, the work of justice bodies in the field is not properly organized to explain the essence and significance of the reforms being implemented, the adoption of legislative acts affecting the rights and interests of citizens and business entities, which leaves the legal literacy and legal culture of the population at an unsatisfactory level, especially in the countryside;

Fifth, there remains an acute shortage of specialists in the field of jurisprudence, primarily capable of adequately representing the interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan in international and foreign organizations, there is no system of training legal personnel in narrow and specialized specialties in demand in the state and economic management bodies;

Sixth, the low level of social and material incentives for employees of justice bodies and institutions limits the attraction of high-qualified specialists to this sphere, create a sustainable personnel reserve and negatively influence the initiativeness and responsibility of employees;

Seventh, the situation with the introduction of the latest information and communication technologies in the activities of the justice bodies and institutions, and equipping them with modern means and equipment, remains unsatisfactory.

In accordance with the Strategy of Action on five priority development areas of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021, and also for the purpose of radical improvement of the activity of justice bodies and institutions in the implementation of state legal policy:

1. To consider priority directions of the activity of justice bodies and institutions:

First, transformation of justice bodies into professional service, ensuring the implementation of a single state legal policy aimed at implementing the conceptual idea - "Adoption of fair laws, the establishment in the society of the spirit of respect for law is a guarantee of building a democratic state of law";

Second, introduction of qualitatively new mechanisms in the activities of justice bodies, based primarily on critical analysis and solving legal problems, primarily through the effective organization of work directly at the local level;

Third, methodical guidance and coordination of the activities of district (city) divisions of state bodies and organizations in the sphere of organizing the implementation of laws and other normative and legal acts, implementing measures to ensure consistent and uniform law enforcement practice on the basis of a critical analysis;

Fourth, introduction of modern and effective methods of legal propaganda and raising the sense of justice in citizens, bringing to them the essence and significance of the laws and other normative legal acts adopted, implementation of measures to eradicate the legal illiteracy of the population;

Fifth, increasing the role of justice bodies in conducting a comprehensive and critical analysis of the effectiveness of the public administration system, the quality of administrative procedures and public services, developing proposals for the further improvement of legislation and law enforcement practice in these areas;

Sixth, introduction of reporting procedures for officials of the justice through the systematic presentation of information about their activities to the public, preventing the facts of their superficial attitude to the problems affecting the population, and defining clear criteria for evaluating their work;

Seventh, organization of a qualitatively new system of training, retraining and upgrading of skills of legal staff, especially in demanding narrow and specialized specialties, introduction of innovative forms and methods of training specialists in the field of jurisprudence, channeling legal personnel to leading foreign educational institutions on a systematic basis;

Eighth, creation of an effective system of legal protection of the interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan in international and foreign organizations, mechanisms of public information of the international community and foreign investors about the ongoing legal reforms in the country;

Ninth, further improvement of material and technical support for the activities of justice bodies and institutions, introduction of new mechanisms for social and material incentives for workers, including by providing them with official housing;

Tenth, wide introduction of modern information and communication technologies, aimed at increasing the effectiveness of all departments of justice bodies and institutions.

2. Form Units of Justice in the districts (cities) with the introduction of the vertical of the administration according to the three-step principle "republic - region - district (city)" at the expense of the regular units of legal services of professional colleges of the system of the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan financed from the State Budget of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

To establish that the functions of the abolished legal services of law colleges are carried out by relevant Units of Justice of districts (cities).

3. Define followings as the main tasks of the justice Units of districts (cities):

advising khokims and district (city) divisions of state bodies and organizations on the application of laws and other normative legal acts;

methodical guidance and coordination of the activities of district (city) subdivisions of state bodies and organizations in the sphere of organizing the implementation of laws and other normative legal acts;

bringing the essence and significance of the adopted laws and other normative legal acts to the executors in the district subdivisions, carrying out measures for legal propaganda and eradicating the legal illiteracy of the population on the principle of "republic - region - district - makhalla", including in cooperation with law enforcement and judicial bodies ;

carrying out legal expertise of decisions of khokims and Kengashes of people's deputies of districts (cities) to determine their compliance with the legislation, goals and objectives of reforms in the country;

study and analysis of law enforcement practices, develop proposals to ensure its consistency and uniformity;

implementation of measures for the protection of human rights, consideration within the limits of their competence of appeals from individuals and legal entities;

Monitoring the state of legal work in the district (city) divisions of state bodies and organizations, as well as coordination, control and methodological support of the activities of their legal services.

4. Abolish the Department for the Control of Contractual and Legal Work of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan and its territorial departments.

5. To transfer from July 1, 2018 to the khokimiyats the districts (cities) civil registration bodies (hereinafter referred to as the Registry Office) with the assignment of functions for coordinating law enforcement practice, methodical support of the register's offices, maintaining the Unified Electronic Archive of Registry Office information system and management of territorial archives of the Civil Registry Office to the Agency for public services under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

6. Establish a procedure according to which, starting from 2018:

the Minister of Justice annually provides information on the law-making and law enforcement practice of state bodies and organizations to the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

Minister of Justice of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, heads of territorial departments of justice at the end of each half-year provide information on law-making and law enforcement practice in the field, respectively, Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the Kengashes of the people's deputies of the regions and the city of Tashkent;

heads of Units of justice of districts (cities) quarterly provide information on law-making and law enforcement practice of state bodies and organizations of the district (city) level, respectively, to the Kengash of People's Deputies of districts (cities).

 

7. Determine the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan as an authorized body of state administration in the field of protection of interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan in international arbitration and court proceedings.

Grant the right to the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

to send binding orders on international arbitration and judicial proceedings to state bodies and organizations, diplomatic missions of the Republic of Uzbekistan abroad in established order;

to send employees of justice bodies and institutions, legal services of state bodies and organizations to educational institutions and other organizations of developed foreign countries for training and retraining in the field of providing legal assistance, including international arbitration and litigation issues at the expense of extra budgetary funds.

8. Establish, on the basis of the Center for Legal Studies of the Tashkent State University of Law, the Research Institute on Legal Policy under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan with a maximum total number of management personnel of 25 units, financed from the State Budget of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Define the main objectives of the Research Institute of Legal Policy:

carrying out scientific and practical research and developing scientific concepts in the field of development of legislation and its branches;

the development of innovative methods and ways to increase the legal consciousness and legal culture of the population;

analysis of the practice of application of legislation in the judicial and legal sphere, development of proposals for its improvement;

study of legal problems of increasing the effectiveness of public administration, identification of directions for the development of legal regulation of relations in the social and economic sphere;

implementation of cooperation with leading foreign research institutions.

9. Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

in a week period, to introduce a draft resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan providing for organizational measures on further improvement of the activities of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

in one-month period, to introduce a draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers on the organization of the Research Institute of Legal Policy under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

in a two-month period, to introduce a draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers on the organization of activities of civil registration bodies of the khokimiyats of districts (cities);

in a two-month period, to submit to the Cabinet of Ministers proposals for changes and amendments to the legislation arising from this Resolution.

10. The control over the implementation of this Resolution shall be entrusted to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, A.N. Aripov, State Adviser of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, R.R. Inoyatov and Minister of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan R.K. Davletov.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sh. MIRZIYOYEV

Tashkent,

April 13, 2018,

No. UP-5415

 

Decree

of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

On organizational measures of further improvement of the activity of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan

In accordance with the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated April 13, 2018 No. UP-5415 "On measures of radical improvement of the activity of justice bodies and institutions in implementation of state legal policy”:

1. Define the main tasks of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

implementation of a single state legal policy, coordination and enhancement of the effectiveness of law-making activities;

implementation of a comprehensive and critical analysis of the effectiveness of the public administration system with the development of sound proposals for the implementation of relevant reforms in this area;

methodical guidance and coordination of activities of state bodies and organizations on the implementation of laws and other regulatory legal acts;

implementation of measures to ensure consistent and uniform law enforcement practices in the activities of state and economic management bodies, public authorities in the field;

carrying out state policy in the field of development of activity of non-governmental non-commercial organizations, assistance in organizing their interaction with state bodies and organizations;

development and implementation of a single state policy in the field of administrative procedures and provision of public services;

coordination, control and methodical support of the activities of legal services of state bodies and organizations;

realization of legal propaganda, bringing to the population the essence and significance of the adopted legislative acts, taking measures to eradicate the legal illiteracy of the population, and coordinating the work of state bodies and organizations in the field of legal propaganda;

dissemination of legal information and access to it;

ensuring an effective functioning of the notarial system, legal profession and other structures that provide legal services to individuals and legal entities;

implementation of measures to protect the rights, freedom and legitimate interests of citizens;

establishment and strengthening of international legal cooperation, legal expertise of international treaties;

ensuring the legal protection of the interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan in international and foreign organizations, timely informing the international community, foreign investors about the national legal system and ongoing legal reforms;

organization of training, retraining and advanced training of legal staff, ensuring the conduct of fundamental and applied research in the field of jurisprudence;

development of priority areas for the development of forensic work, coordination of training and professional development of forensic experts;

introduction of the activities of justice bodies and institutions, primarily in the area of legal services to the public and the provision of public services, innovative methods of working with the use of modern information and communication technologies.

2. Form:

a) in the structure of the central apparatus of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

Department of analysis of the effectiveness of public administration;

Department for study of law enforcement practices in the socio-economic sphere;

Department of legal expertise of governmental protocol decisions and departmental normative acts;

Department of analysis and systematization of legislation;

Department of state regulation of legal services;

Department on legal protection of interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan in international and foreign organizations;

b) on the basis of the Legal Informatization Center and the publishing house "Adolat" under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

Center for development of information and communication technologies in bodies and institutions of justice (hereinafter referred to as the "CDICT") in the form of a state unitary enterprise;

Legal Information Center "Adolat" (hereinafter referred to as "Adolat" LIC) in the form of a state unitary enterprise.

To determine that the activities of the CDICT and Adolat LIC are financed from the proceeds from the sale of goods (works, services), the funds of the off-budget Development Fund for the justice bodies and institutions, other extra budgetary funds of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as other sources not prohibited by law .

Allow the bodies and institutions of justice to enter into agreements with the CDICT and the Adolat LIC for the provision of services (works) without tender (competitive) bidding.

3. To approve:

Regulation of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan in accordance with Appendix No. 1;

organizational structure of the system of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan in accordance with Appendix No. 2;

structure of the Central Office of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan with a maximum total number of management personnel of 158 units, financed from the State budget of the Republic of Uzbekistan, according to Appendix No. 3;

the structure of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the model structure of justice departments of regions and the city of Tashkent in accordance with annexes Nos. 4 and 5;

a typical structure of justice units of districts (cities) in accordance with Appendix No. 6;

the scheme for communicating the normative legal acts to the performers and explaining to the public their norms and provisions in accordance with Appendix No. 7;

A set of measures to further improve and ensure the effectiveness of the activities of justice bodies and institutions in accordance with Appendix No. 8.

Grant the right to the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan to make changes to the structure of the Central Officeof the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan, justice bodies and institutions within the established total number.

4. Introduce, from May 1, 2018 the procedure according to which:

all drafts of normative legal acts are to be placed by the organizations which developed the projects on the Unified Portal on Interactive Public Services of the Republic of Uzbekistan for public discussion;

drafts of normative and legal acts are submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers, the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan solely upon the presence of a conclusion of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the expediency of their adoption following the results of legal expertise;

mandatory condition for the adoption by public authorities in the field of normative legal acts is the presence of a positive conclusion of the territorial bodies of justice following the results of legal expertise;

legal expertise of draft normative legal acts is carried out by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan after their coordination with interested organizations, and also repeatedly - if their conceptual provisions are changed in the structural subdivisions of the Office of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

ministries and departments can adopt departmental normative legal acts if legislative acts, decrees, resolutions and orders of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan grant them the authority to adopt a specific act or to regulate specific public relations.

5. To establish that from January 1, 2019 in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the departmental obligatory acts that were adopted prior to June 17, 1993 and unregistered in the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan, including departmental acts of the former USSR, are terminated.

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan together with the interested ministries and departments within two months shall submit to the Cabinet of Ministers a draft action plan for the development of new normative legal acts, which in turn terminate their activities in accordance with this paragraph.

6. Establish a Public Council under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan, functioning as a consultative and advisory body on a voluntary basis, whose activities are aimed at developing an open dialogue with citizens, non-state non-profit organizations, and other institutions of civil society.

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan within one month shall approve the composition of the Public Council and the "road map" for the implementation of activities aimed at the effective performance of the tasks assigned to it.

7. To approve the proposals of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education, the Ministry of Economy and the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan on:

a) transformation of professional colleges and academic lyceum in accordance with Annex No. 9 to Law colleges of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan (hereinafter referred to as "Law colleges") with the establishment of the procedure, according to which:

coordination of the teaching and methodological process in law colleges, providing them with practical and information-resource assistance is provided by the Tashkent State University of Law (hereinafter referred to as the TSUL), and the management and control of their activities and the strengthening of the organizational and personnel base by the territorial bodies of justice;

Minister of Justice of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and heads of justice departments of regions and the city of Tashkent are the directors of law colleges;

the costs of equipping legal colleges with the necessary training and sports equipment, computer equipment and an information resource fund are carried out at the expense of budget funds allocated for education, as well as extra budgetary funds of the Ministry of Justice;

admission to Law colleges is carried out on a competitive basis on quotas determined by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan, taking into account the needs of each region in the frames of secondary special, professional education in the field of "jurisprudence" with specialties and professions according to Appendix No. 10;

starting from 2020/2021 academic year, graduates of law colleges have the right to enter the TSUL upon the direction of the territorial bodies of justice without entrance examination tests via individual interview with training on a special three-year program of bachelor's training and commitment to continuous work for three years after graduation;

training of the third year students of transformed professional colleges and the academic lyceum is completed in these educational institutions, including them in the contingent of students of nearby professional colleges and the academic lyceum with similar courses of study;

b) increase from 2018/2019 academic year of the quota for admission of students to the TSUL master's program to 150 people on a fee-based basis;

c) admission to the TSUL master's program starting from the 2018/2019 academic year without conducting tests with the duration of one year study;

d) doubling the amount of monthly allowances to be established at the expense of the Special Fund for the financial incentive of the managerial, teaching, scientific, training and support, technical and maintenance staff of the TSUL;

e) establishment of the Center for Professional Training of Legal Personnel in accordance with international standards under the TSUL (hereinafter referred to as the Center) on the basis of the Center for Retraining and Advanced Training of Teachers, with the organization in it of:

courses of retraining in the legal profession for people with higher education;

short-term courses of professional training of legal personnel in accordance with international standards, including legal support for international business, international arbitration and litigation;

courses of retraining and advanced training of teaching staff who teach law disciplines in specialized secondary, professional and higher educational institutions.

8. To determine that:

training in retraining courses in the legal profession in the Center is carried out on a paid-contract basis for a period of six months with the issuance of a diploma of the established standard;

people who have completed retraining courses in the legal profession and who have received a diploma of the established standard have the right to work in legal services of state bodies and other organizations.

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan within a month should submit proposals to the Cabinet of Ministers on the organization of the Center's activities, as well as the approval of the list of higher education areas admitted for retraining in the legal profession.

9. The Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan together with:

The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and the regional khokimiyats till July 1, 2018 shall transfer free of charge, on the right of operational management, and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall accept professional colleges and academic lyceums, indicated in the Annex 9, together with buildings and facilities, material and technical means, educational equipment and other property;

Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan to ensure the employment of the released pedagogical staff of professional colleges and the academic lyceum, which are transformed into law colleges, in accordance with their specialty.

10. Agree with the proposal of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan to create the television studio "Huquqiy axborot" in the State Unitary Enterprise "Teleradiokanal" Madaniyat va ma'rifat "within its overall staff due to the optimization of airtime.

To the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan to provide the television studio "Huquqiy axborot" with high-quality broadcast material, aimed primarily at informing the public of the essence and significance of the reforms being carried out in the country, as well as the adopted legislative acts.

11. To approve the proposals of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan on:

the direction of a part of the funds in the amount of up to 80 percent, coming from the provision of paid services and the commission of additional legal and technical actions by notaries, to further material incentives for employees of notary offices;

setting the amount of deductions to the non-budgetary Development Fund of the justice bodies and institutions from the amounts of state duties levied by notaries in the amount of 12 percent.

Grant the right to the Minister of Justice, in consultation with the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan, to introduce in the notary offices additional staff units of an interpreter, operator, courier and other employees to provide the whole complex of notarial and related services to the public due to deductions from the state duty levied by notaries for notary fees actions, and receipts for additional notices of legal and technical nature committed by notaries.

12. To establish that since April 15, 2018:

the amount of bonuses for long service and allowances for class ranks of employees of the justice bodies and institutions are equal to the amounts established for employees of the prosecutor's office;

when determining the official salary of employees of the justice bodies for the approved categories for wages under the Unified Tariff Scale, the tariff coefficient is applied one and a half time;

employees of the central apparatus of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the heads of the justice departments of the regions and the Tashkent city, who have class ranks of justice bodies and institutions, pay a special allowance for special working conditions to 50 percent of official salary, included in the official salary in calculating established by the legislation of incentive surcharges and allowances.

Clauses two to four of this paragraph shall apply to employees of the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan appointed to the posts by decisions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and having class ranks of justice bodies and institutions, with all payments remaining in the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Expenses related to the implementation of activities provided for in this paragraph shall be made:

for employees of justice bodies and institutions - at the expense of extra budgetary funds of justice bodies and institutions;

for employees of the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan - at the expense of the State Budget of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

13. The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the khokimiyats of the regions and the Tashkent city together with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan within a month should ensure the placement of justice units of districts (cities).

14. Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

in two weeks together with the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall make changes and additions to the cost estimates and staff schedules of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan in accordance with this Decree;

in a month's time, submit to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan proposals on changes and amendments to the legislation arising from this Decree;

in two months shall introduce a draft government resolution that provides for the admission of students of Law colleges of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Tashkent State University of Law.

15. To recognize as void certain resolutions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in accordance with Appendix No. 11.

16. The control over the implementation of this Decree shall be entrusted to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, A.N. Aripov, State Adviser of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, R.R. Inoyatov and Minister of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan R.K. Davletov.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan SH. Mirziyoyev

Tashkent,

April 13, 2018,

No. PD-3666

APPENDIX No. 1 to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

dated April 13, 2018 No. PP-3666

REGULATION

on the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Chapter 1. General Provisions

1. The Present Regulation determines the status, main tasks, functions, rights, responsibilities, procedures for the organization of activities and reporting of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan (hereinafter referred to as " The Ministry”), as well as the functional duties and responsibilities of its administration.

2. The Ministry is a public administration body that exercises overall direction and coordination of the activities of justice bodies and institutions.

The Ministry accountable to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan (hereinafter referred to as " The Cabinet of Ministers”), and on certain matters of their activities, directly to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The Central Office of the Ministry, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, territorial departments of justice,  units of justice of districts (cities) are deemed as law enforcement bodies.

3. The Ministry in its activity is guided by the Constitution and Laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan, resolutions of the chambers of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, decrees, resolutions and orders of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, resolutions and orders of the Cabinet of Ministers, as well as present Regulation and other legislative acts.

4. Decisions of the Ministry adopted within the limits of its authority are mandatory for state and economic regulatory bodies, local executive authorities, other institutions and their officials as well as citizens.

5. The Ministry, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, territorial and structural subdivisions of the organizational structure of the Ministry are regarded as legal entities, and have a seal and blanks with the image of the State Emblem of the Republic of Uzbekistan, an independent balance sheet, personal treasury accounts, bank accounts, including in foreign currency.

6. The official name of the Ministry:

a) in the official state language:

full name – {Ўзбекистон Республикаси Адлия вазирлиги = O’zbekiston Respublikasi Adliya vazirligi}, abbreviated - Адлия вазирлиги = Adliya vazirligi;

b) in Russian:

full name – Министерство юстиции Республики Узбекистан, abbreviated – Министерство юстиции or Минюст;

c) in English:

full name – Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan, abbreviated - Ministry of Justice or Minjust.

7. Location (postal address) of the Ministry: Tashkent city, 5 Sayilgoh street.

Chapter 2. Structure of the Ministry

8. The Ministry's system includes:

Central Office of the Ministry;

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, departments of justice of the regions and Tashkent city, units of justice of districts (cities);

Public Services Agency;

Research Institute of Legal Policy;

Republican Center of Forensic Examination named after H. Sulaymanova;

State Unitary Enterprise “Legal Information Center "Adolat"”;

State Unitary Enterprise "Center for Development of Information and Communication Technologies in Bodies and Institutions of Justice ";

State notarial offices and Archives;

Lawyer’s Training Center;

Tashkent State University of Law;

Law colleges;

Academic Lyceum;

State Unitary Enterprise Editorial office of the newspaper "Inson va Qonun";

The justice bodies and institutions are independent of the (municipal) state authorities and directly accountable to the Ministry.

Chapter 3. Tasks and Functions of the Ministry

9. The main tasks of the Ministry are:

implementation of a single state legal policy, coordination and enhancement of the effectiveness of law-making activities;

implementation of a comprehensive and critical analysis of the effectiveness of the public administration system with the development of sound proposals for the implementation of relevant reforms in this area;

methodical guidance and coordination of activities of state bodies and organizations on the implementation of laws and other normative legal acts;

implementation of measures to ensure consistent and uniform law enforcement practices in the activities of state and economic regulatory management bodies, the public authorities in the field;

implementation of state policy in the field of development of activities of non-governmental non-profit organizations, assistance in organizing their interaction with bodies of state and economic management, local government bodies, state organizations (hereinafter, “state bodies and organizations”);

development and implementation of a single state policy in the sphere of administrative procedures and provision of public services;

coordination, control and methodological support of the activities of legal services of state bodies and organizations;

realization of legal propaganda, communicating to the population the essence and significance of the adopted legislative acts, taking measures to eradicate legal illiteracy of the population, and coordinating the work of state bodies and organizations in the field of legal propaganda;

dissemination of legal information and access to it;

ensuring effective functioning of the notary, advocacy system and other structures that provide legal services to individuals and legal entities;

implementation of measures to legally protect the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of citizens;

establishment and strengthening of international legal cooperation, legal expertise of international treaties;

ensuring legal protection of the interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan in international and foreign organizations, timely informing the international community, foreign investors about the national legal system and ongoing legal reforms;

organization of training, retraining and advanced training of legal personnel, ensuring the conduct of fundamental and applied research in the field of jurisprudence;

development of priority directions for the development of forensic activities, coordination of training and professional development of forensic experts;

implementation of innovative methods of applying modern information and communication technologies throughout the activities of justice bodies and institutions, primarily in the area of legal services to the public and the provision of public services.

10. In accordance with the tasks assigned to it, the Ministry performs the following functions:

1) in the sphere of conducting a single state legal policy, coordinating and enhancing the effectiveness of law-making activities:

develops priority areas of legal policy with a view to the practical implementation of constitutional norms, the protection of human rights and freedoms, the establishment of a spirit of respect in the society and respect for the law;

develops medium-term and long-term programs for reforming the legal basis;

directs and coordinates the activities of state bodies and organizations in the implementation of legal reforms;

coordinates and carries out methodological guidance of the activity of the state bodies and organizations in relation to law-making;

monitors and analyzes the law-making activity of state bodies and organizations;

carries out preliminary coordination of the issues on necessity  of preparation and adoption of laws;

conducts legal expertise of draft normative-legal actsto determining their compliance with legislation, international treaty norms, aims and objectives of reforms in the country,  rules of legislative technology, their nature of creating conditions for the manifestation of corruption, commission of other offences, and to ascertain the rules and norms that impose an excessive administrative and other restrictions for individuals and legal entities;

upon the instructions of the President  of the Republic of Uzbekistan, The Cabinet of Ministers and on its own initiative develops drafts of normative-legal acts and submits them for consideration in accordance with the established procedures;

reveals the legal gaps in the legislation, provisions and norms that create conditions for manifestations of corruption, the commission of other offenses, introducing excessive administrative and other restrictions for individuals and legal entities, and accordingly prepares proposals for their elimination;

submit proposals on the development of normative and legal acts for consideration by the staff of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Cabinet of Ministers, state bodies and other organizations;

prepares drafts of official interpretations of by-laws and submits them for consideration of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Cabinet of Ministers;

provides opinions on drafts of official interpretations of normative and legal acts upon instructions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Cabinet of Ministers;

approves methodological guidelines for the preparation, legal and technical design and legal expertise of draft regulatory legal acts by state bodies and organizations;

determines the procedure for conducting anti-corruption expertise of regulatory legal acts and their projects;

approves the rules for the preparation and adoption of departmental regulations;

carries out state registration of departmental normative legal acts, as well as town-planning norms and rules that have legal regulations;

maintains the State register of departmental normative legal acts;

takes decisions on referring the legal acts of ministries, state committees and departments to categories of acts that are not subject to state registration;

controls compliance with the established procedure for adoption, state registration and communicating to interested persons of departmental normative legal acts;

conducts legal expertise of draft government protocol decisions and keeps their record after signing;

exercises control over compliance with the established procedure for the adoption, publication and dissemination of normative legal acts adopted by public authorities in the field to interested parties;

approves the procedure for the systematic recording of normative legal acts by state bodies and organizations, controls its observance;

carries out the state registration of normative legal acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan and work on the systematization of legislation;

carries out control copies of normative legal acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan, forms their bank (fund);

approves the General Legal Classifier of fields of legislation, assigns codes on the basis of the Classifier to normative legal acts;

provides interpretations on the application of legislation in the sphere of activity of bodies and institutions of justice;

2) in the sphere of implementation of comprehensive and critical analysis of the effectiveness of the public administration system along with development of sound proposals for the implementation of relevant reforms in this area:

analyzes systemic problems and shortcomings that have a negative impact on the successful implementation of reforms in relevant spheres of public administration;

prepares proposals for the elimination of duplicative functions of state bodies and organizations, optimization and decentralization of public administration system by eliminating redundant and uncommon tasks, functions and powers;

develops proposals for the elimination of systemic problems and shortcomings in the activities of state bodies and organizations;

prepares and submits proposals to the relevant state bodies and organizations for improving and enhancing the effectiveness of public administration, introducing effective forms of public control;

studies the practice of empowering the bodies of economic management and self-government of citizens with state functions and delegating certain state powers to them, prepares on this basis proposals for improving legislation;

takes measures to reduce the level of costs of public administration, improve the efficiency and transparency of the management decision-making system, further reduce the administrative impact on the economy and expand market management mechanisms;

studies the effectiveness of the application of public-private partnership mechanisms in the activities of state bodies and organizations, prepares proposals for their further improvement;

prepares proposals on formation of main directions of administrative reform in the Republic of Uzbekistan, provides legal support in the process of implementing the administrative reform;

analyzes the effectiveness of the tasks and functions assigned to state bodies and organizations and, based on the results of the analysis, prepares proposals for improving the state management system, organizational and staff structures and mechanisms for the work of state bodies and organizations;

organizes research in the field of improving public administration, implementing administrative reform;

participates in the development of a system of criteria for assessing the performance of employees of state bodies and organizations;

develops proposals and provides opinions on proposals of state bodies and organizations on the advisability of transferring their individual functions to the non-state sector, including on the basis of public-private partnership;

3) in the field of methodological guidance and coordination of the activities of state bodies and organizations for the implementation of laws and other normative legal acts:

provides explanations and necessary assistance to state bodies and organizations on issues of organization of execution of laws and other normative legal acts;

develops guidelines for the organization of the implementation of laws and other normative acts by state bodies and organizations;

monitors and analyzes the organization of implementation of laws and other normative acts by state bodies and organizations, develops proposals for eliminating problems in this area;

coordinates the activities of government agencies and organizations to ensure the implementation of laws and other normative legal acts;

studies compliance with the performance discipline in state bodies and organizations for the organization of implementation of normative legal acts, prepares on its basis information and analytical documents for submisiion to the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Cabinet of Ministers;

4) in the sphere of implementing measures to ensure consistent and uniform law enforcement practices in the activities of state and economic management bodies, state authorities on the ground:

analyzes and studies the practice of applying normative legal acts in the activities of state bodies and organizations;

organizes the study of public opinion on the effectiveness of legislation and law enforcement activities, upon results, develops proposals for their improvement;

conducts a comparative analysis by studying international and foreign experience in the field of legal regulation of the sector economy and social sphere, the results of scientific research with the aim of developing proposals for improving legislation and law enforcement practice;

directs state bodies and organizations materials of generalizations of law enforcement practice for taking measures to eliminate revealed violations of the law, causes and conditions that contributed to their commission;

takes effective measures to eliminate incorrect or contradictory practice of the application of normative legal acts, as well as negative factors, causes and conditions that contribute to the commission of offenses in law enforcement practice;

prepares proposals for further improvement of legislation based on the analysis of law enforcement activities of state bodies and organizations;

forms and brings its position on the application of regulations;

summarizes the practice of applying legislation and conducts an analysis of the state of implementation of state policy in the relevant field of activity, develops on its basis measures to improve law enforcement activities;

5) in the sphere of carrying out the state policy in the sphere of development of the activities of non-governmental non-profit organizations, assistance in organizing their interaction with state bodies and organizations:

carries out state registration of non-governmental non-profit organizations and their symbols;

maintains the state register of registered non-governmental non-profit organizations;

monitors the compliance by non-state non-profit organizations, including religious organizations, to legislation, statutory activities, constituent documents, procedures for re-registration and liquidation;

takes measures to ensure the rational and targeted use of funds, grants, other financial and material resources provided to non-state non-profit organizations, including religious organizations;

interacts with state bodies and organizations on ensuring the legality of the activities of non-governmental non-profit organizations, including religious organizations;

takes measures aimed at preventing and avoiding violations of legislation, statutory activities and constituent documents by non-state non-profit organizations, including religious organizations;

carries out accreditation of employees of non-governmental non-profit organizations, including religious organizations, who are foreign citizens, as well as members of their families who are dependent on them;

analyzes incoming information on events organized by non-governmental non-profit organizations, including religious organizations;

approves the receipt by the non-state non-profit organizations, including religious organizations, of money and property from foreign states, international and foreign organizations, citizens of foreign states or on their behalf from other persons;

Accepts and analyzes reports on the activities of non-governmental non-profit organizations, including religious organizations;

prepares and submits proposals to the court to suspend the activities or liquidation of non-state non-profit organizations in case of violation of legislation;

distributes among the political parties state funds allocated to finance their statutory activities;

determines the procedure for monitoring the activities of non-governmental non-profit organizations, including religious organizations, receiving money and property from foreign countries, international and foreign organizations, foreign citizens, or on their behalf from other persons, and also approving forms of reports on the activities of non-state non-commercial, including religious organizations, accreditation cards;

carries out registration of permanent arbitration courts and records of temporary arbitration courts;

6) in the field of development and implementation of a single state policy in the field of administrative procedures and provision of public services:

carries out an analysis of the activities of government agencies and organizations in the field of administrative procedures and public services;

prepares proposals for improving legislation and law enforcement practices in the field of administrative procedures and public services;

examines the state of compliance by authorized bodies with legislation in the field of administrative procedures, organizes control over the provision of public services;

contributes to the creation of the necessary organizational, technical and financial and economic conditions for expanding the interaction of state bodies, other organizations and centers of public services aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of the provision of public services;

coordinates the activities of state bodies and organizations to introduce modern and new forms, mechanisms of administrative procedures and provision of public services;

organizes monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of government agencies and other organizations in the provision of public services, including the introduction of relevant information systems, resources and databases;

coordinates and facilitates the organization of information exchange activities between state bodies, other organizations and the Unified Portal of Interactive Public Services of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

7) in the sphere of coordination, control and methodical support of the activities of legal services of state bodies and organizations:

coordinates and controls the activities of legal services of state bodies and organizations;

studies the activities of legal services of state bodies and organizations, the status of their legal work;

takes measures to eliminate the revealed violations of the requirements of legislation governing the activities of legal services of state bodies and organizations, as well as to bring the perpetrators to justice as provided for by law;

takes part in the appointment and dismissal of employees of legal services of state bodies and organizations;

provides guidance to legal services of state bodies and organizations concerning legal work;

organizes training of employees of legal services of state bodies and organizations;

determines the procedure for attestation of employees of legal services of state bodies and organizations, issues a certificate of attestation;

keeps records of employees of legal services of state bodies and organizations;

determines the procedure for the formation and maintenance of a database of legal services of state bodies and organizations, forms and deadlines for submitting information for inclusion in the database;

determines the procedure for coordinating with the justice bodies the issue of appointing and dismissing employees of legal services of state bodies and organizations;

determines the procedure for the employees of legal services of state bodies and organizations to conduct internships in the justice bodies;

organizes training for persons first appointed to the position of an employee of legal services of state bodies and organizations;

carries out methodical support of the activities of legal services of state bodies and organizations;

develops and approves the minimum requirements for material and technical equipment of the workplace for employees of legal services of state bodies and organizations;

8) in the field of legal propaganda, communicating the essence and significance of the adopted legislative acts to the population, taking measures to eradicate the legal illiteracy of the population, and coordinating the work of state bodies and organizations in the field of legal propaganda:

organizes the work of the Interdepartmental Council for Coordinating the Work of State Bodies on Legal Propaganda and Education;

analyzes the state of legal propaganda in state bodies and organizations, develops proposals for improving work in this area;

implements measures to increase the level of legal awareness and legal culture of the population aimed at eradication of legal illiteracy, the formation in society of a respectful attitude to human rights and freedoms;

determines the most actual issues of concern to the population and carries out targeted and substantive legal propaganda on them, takes measures to inform the population on the essence and significance of legislative acts;

ensures the wide use of innovative methods of legal propaganda, including the expansion of the use of web technologies;

approves together with the authorized state bodies and organizations the "Roadmap" for the organization of execution and promotion of normative legal acts;

prepares together with the authorized state bodies and organizations a standard package of documents on the explanation of the norms and provisions of the adopted acts to the population;

prepares materials explaining the essence and significance of legislative acts, and disseminates them among the population, including via the media and Internet;

organizes promotion of legal knowledge in the society with the involvement of state bodies and organizations, non-governmental non-profit organizations and media;

9) in the field of dissemination of legal information and access to it:

coordinates, supervises and monitors the activities of government agencies and organizations in the field of dissemination of legal information and access to it;

ensures timely communicating to all state bodies and organizations normative legal acts and relevant information and analytical materials;

organizes the introduction of software and hardware tools and technologies for the collection, processing and analysis of legal information;

takes measures to maintain the state bodies and organizations with the necessary normative legal acts;

organizes the creation and maintenance of the National Database of Legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan, ensures, in the established procedure, access to it of legal entities and individuals;

organizes the official publication of normative legal acts, including the official source of publication of normative legal acts - "Collection of Legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan", and jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan - "Collection of International Treaties of the Republic of Uzbekistan";

10) in the sphere of ensuring the effective functioning of the notarial system, the legal profession and other structures that provide legal services to individuals and legal entities:

realizes the state policy in the field of notaries and takes measures to ensure a unified notarial practice;

monitors the compliance by notaries to legislation on notaries, analyzes and summarizes their work;

determines the procedure for holding a tender for authorizing a notary;

provides the formation and maintenance of a single automated information system "Notary" and its integration with databases and information systems of ministries and departments;

certifies the authenticity of the signature of notaries and prints of their seal on documents intended for use abroad, performs other functions related to the activities of the notary;

approves the rules of notarial record keeping, instructions on how to perform notarial acts by notaries, the form of registers for notarial acts registration, certification inscriptions and certificates, the organization of the notary trainee's activity;

approves the forms and sets the deadlines for the submission of statistical data by notaries;

creates and liquidates state notary's offices, establishes and abolishes notary's posts, keeps a register of notary's offices;

approves the total number of notaries' posts and sets the number of notary positions in a certain territory (in the notary district);

determines the procedure for improving the qualifications of notaries, their attestation and rotation;

approves the provisions on the Higher Qualification Commission under the Ministry and the Qualification Commissions under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the justice departments of regions and the city of Tashkent;

apostille on relevant official documents in accordance with international treaties of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

provides notarial offices, consular offices of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries with stamped (special) forms of strict accountability;

establishes the procedure for recording, storage, expenditure and reporting of stamp forms issued to notary offices;

approves lists of paid services and additional legal and technical actions performed by notaries, the fees charged for these actions and services, as well as for the issuance of duplicate notarized documents, extracts from registers by notarial archives, provision of certificates and copies of archival documents to legal persons and individuals;

assists in ensuring the guarantees of the activities of lawyers' formations and the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

determines, together with the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the authority and procedure for organizing the activities of the Qualification Commissions;

approves together with the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Uzbekistan the composition of the Higher Qualification Commission under the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

carries out the issue of licenses to lawyers and the state registration of lawyers' formations, as well as the registration of Legal Consulatations;

maintains the Consolidated State Register of Lawyers working in lawyers' formations that have passed state registration  with the appropriate justice body;

assists in the further training of lawyers;

approves, upon agreement with the Chamber of Lawyers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the forms and sets the deadlines for the submission of statistical data of lawyers' formations;

approves the form of the lawyer's certificate and the procedure for issuing it;

approves the form of a warrant for the conduct of the case by a lawyer;

exercises control over compliance by lawyers with licensing requirements and conditions, as well as by lawyers' formations - constituent documents, statutory activities, procedure for re-registration and liquidation;

studies statistical data on the activities of the Bar;

keeps statistics of notarial acts;

11) in the sphere of implementing measures to protect the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of citizens:

carries out constant analysis of legislation in the field of human rights, makes proposals for its improvement;

carries out control over observance by state bodies and organizations of legislation in the field of human rights;

cooperates with the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the National Center for Human Rights of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

analyzes and summarizes information and materials on the state of compliance in government agencies and organizations of human rights legislation, prepares proposals for their improvement;

provides an objective and comprehensive consideration of applications of citizens on violations of their rights and freedoms by state bodies and organizations, takes measures on them in accordance with the legislation;

collects information on possible violations of human rights and freedoms and its assessment, taking into account the principles of universal standards of human rights and freedoms, as reflected in international treaties;

studies the results of monitoring conducted by non-governmental non-profit organizations in the field of protection of human rights and freedoms;

takes measures to restore the violated rights of citizens;

12) in the field of establishing and strengthening international legal cooperation, legal expertise of international treaties:

coordinates proposals on concluding international treaties of the Republic of Uzbekistan, participates in the preparation and execution of international treaties of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

conducts legal expertise of draft international treaties;

presents proposals on the preparation, conclusion and execution of international treaties of the Republic of Uzbekistan on legal assistance;

studies international legal norms in the field of activity of justice bodies and makes proposals on bringing the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan in line with them;

gives legal opinions on contracts on state foreign borrowings and state guarantees of the Republic of Uzbekistan in accordance with the established procedure;

prepares proposals on concluding agreements on cooperation with foreign and international organizations;

establishes and develops international cooperation with foreign and international organizations;

13) in the sphere of ensuring legal protection of the interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan in international and foreign organizations, timely informing the international community, foreign investors about the national legal system and ongoing legal reforms:

provides legal protection of the interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan in international and foreign organizations;

provides protection of rights and legitimate interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan in international and foreign organizations on international arbitration and litigation, as well as interagency cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other state organizations in these areas;

represents the interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan in international and foreign organizations in accordance with international treaties

protects the interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the courts of foreign states and international arbitration when considering disputes in which one of the parties is the Republic of Uzbekistan;

collects and organizes system analysis of relevant materials related to judicial and arbitration proceedings with the participation of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

develops proposals on the prevention of the emergence of international arbitrations, takes measures to improve legislation aimed at ensuring effective protection of the interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the courts of foreign states and international arbitration;

attracts and coordinates the activities of foreign and national lawyers (legal) firms, consultants and experts in order to represent the interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the courts of foreign states and international arbitrations;

performs the functions of the working body of the working groups established in the framework of specific arbitral proceedings;

forms and maintains a database on issues of litigation in foreign courts and international arbitration;

carries out legal, including judicial protection of the rights and legitimate interests of the President and ex-President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

ensures the impartial information to the international community and the public about the legal reforms being carried out in the country, primarily on the protection of human rights and freedoms, including refuting unreliable information;

examines, with the participation of competent authorities, complaints of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan on violations of their rights and freedoms, received from international organizations, including complaints of torture and other degrading treatment;

monitors the implementation of national action plans to implement the concluding observations and recommendations of the UN convention bodies following the consideration of the relevant periodic reports of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

reviews the concluding observations and recommendations of the UN convention bodies following the consideration of the relevant periodic reports of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

participates in the development of national action plans for the implementation of the concluding observations and recommendations of the UN convention bodies following the consideration of the relevant periodic reports of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

develops methodological recommendations for law enforcement and other state bodies, civil society institutions on the observance of human rights and freedoms through the prism of the implementation of national action plans for the implementation of concluding observations and recommendations of the UN convention bodies following the consideration of the relevant periodic reports;

14) in the sphere of organization of training, retraining and advanced training of legal personnel, ensuring the conduct of fundamental and applied research in the field of jurisprudence:

analyzes the state of legal education, develops proposals for its improvement;

develops plans and organizes the publication of legal textbooks, teaching aids for students and students of higher and secondary special, professional educational institutions, as well as other legal literature;

determines the need of state bodies and other organizations in legal personnel, organizes and manages the work for their training in educational institutions of the Ministry's system;

participates in the accreditation of educational institutions that carry out training, retraining and further training of legal personnel, attestation of their pedagogical and scientific personnel;

participates in the recognition and nostrification (establishment of equivalence) of documents on education and academic degrees in the field of jurisprudence issued in foreign countries;

organizes training, retraining and further training of legal personnel;

develops proposals for improving human resources, training, retraining and advanced training of lawyers;

creates a reserve of personnel, organizes their training, retraining and training, selects and participates in the placement of personnel of justice bodies and institutions;

takes measures to develop legal science, provides fundamental and applied research in the field of state and public construction, the judicial and legal system, lawmaking, law enforcement activities in the country;

organizes methodical support of educational work in the field of law, develops recommendations on the introduction of modern forms of legal education and literacy;

15) in the development of priority areas for the development of judicial and expert activities, coordination of work on training and professional development of forensic experts:

organizes research and expert work in the field of forensic examination;

carries out coordination and scientific and methodological guidance of the activities of state forensic institutions of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and also heads the Council on problems of forensic examination;

develops priority areas for the further development of forensic activities, coordinates work in the field of training and professional development of forensic experts;

takes measures to introduce modern achievements of science and technology into forensic science;

carries out a comprehensive study of systemic problems in the field of forensic examination and development of scientifically sound proposals and effective mechanisms for their solution;

16) in the field of implementation of the activities of justice bodies and institutions, primarily in the field of legal services to the public and provision of public services, innovative methods of working with the use of modern information and communication technologies:

determines the strategy for the introduction and development of information and communication technologies in justice bodies and institutions on the basis of introduction of modern achievements in research and innovation;

ensures effective implementation of e-government projects in justice bodies and institutions;

implements measures to improve the forms of interaction of justice bodies with the population and business entities through the introduction of innovative and information and communication technologies and the development of interagency electronic interaction;

prepares proposals for improving the legal regulatory framework for the development and implementation of information and communication technologies, including e-government in justice bodies and institutions;

implements measures for the development and modernization of official websites, other information resources of justice bodies and institutions in the Internet;

develops regulatory and technical documents in the field of information technology development, ensuring information security in justice bodies and institutions.

The Minister of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan (hereinafter referred to as the Minister) annually provides information on the status of normative activities and law enforcement practices of state bodies and organizations to the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The Ministry may exercise other functions stipulated by law.

11. The functions of the Central Office, territorial and structural subdivisions of the Ministry are established by regulations and statutes approved by the Minister, unless otherwise provided by decisions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan or the Cabinet of Ministers.

Chapter 4. Rights and responsibilities of the Ministry and its subdivisions

§ 1. Rights and responsibilities of the Ministry

12. The Ministry  in order to carry out the tasks and functions assigned to it has the right to:

1) adopt within its competence normative legal acts that are binding on state bodies and organizations, individuals and legal entities, including jointly with other state bodies;

2) submit proposals to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Cabinet of Ministers and other state bodies on improving the legislation and law enforcement practice;

3) conduct a state inspection in state bodies and organizations on the state of :

norm-setting activity, legal work, activity of legal services, publication and communicating to the  interested persons normative legal acts;

law enforcement practice, implementation of legislation on the observance of the rights of citizens, compliance with the established procedure for the provision of public services, including visits to places;

4) conduct inspections of compliance by non-state non-profit organizations with legislation and constituent documents, as well as targeted use of the funds allocated to them;

5) make mandatory for execution submissions to ministries, state committees, departments, law enforcement and supervisory bodies, state authorities in the field and other organizations:

on cancellation and revocation of normative legal acts that have not passed state registration;

on cancellation, suspension (in whole or in part) of normative and legal acts that do not comply with the legislation, or on bringing them in line with the legislation;

on the need to adopt regulatory and legal acts, give interpretations of the regulatory and legal acts adopted by them, indicating the period of their preparation;

on the prevention of violations found during inspections of the law enforcement practice, the implementation of legislation on the observance of the rights of citizens, the elimination of the causes and conditions that contribute to them;

on the prevention of violations of legislation in the sphere of activity of legal services of state bodies and organizations, administrative procedures and provision of public services, on eliminating the causes and conditions that contribute to them;

6) make mandatory for execution submissions to non-state non-profit, including religious organizations, lawyers' formations  on elimination of the revealed violations of the legislation, constituent documents in activity of non-state non-profit organizations;;

7) declare in writing to officials cautions about the inadmissibility of violation of legislation;

8) submit proposals to the relevant state bodies to bring the guilty officials to liability for revealing the facts of their violation of the legitimate rights and freedoms of citizens, legislation in the field of the activities of legal services, as well as in case of failure to comply with legal requirements of the justice bodies;

9)submit to the courts applications and suits in the interests of the state, legal entities and individuals without paying a state fee;

10)request and receive from the state bodies and organizations necessary statistical data, analytical materials, documents, other information, decisions and other acts, information on the practice of the application of normative legal acts on a gratuitous basis;

11)demand and receive information, documents and data from non-governmental non-profit organizations, including religious organizations, as well as explanations from their leaders and responsible persons;

12)call and involve representatives of ministries, state committees, departments, scientific and educational institutions and other organizations to conduct inspections, study appeals of individuals and legal entities, and prepare information and analytical materials on issues within the scope of the Ministry;

13) call officials and other employees of state bodies and other organizations to clarify the circumstances revealed during the analysis and verification, request oral and written explanations for violations of the law;

14) transfer state property of the Ministry and its subordinate structures from one structural unit to another on the right of free use within its organizational structure;

15) determine the procedure, size and conditions of material incentives for employees of the Ministry and its subordinate organizations, taking into account the performance of their parameters on the main indicators of their activities in the relevant field;

16) place free extra-budgetary funds in national and foreign currency, as well as funds held in deposit accounts of justice bodies and institutions, with deposits in commercial banks of the Republic of Uzbekistan. At the same time, income received from the placement of funds is credited to the extrabudgetary accounts of the agencies and institutions of justice with the direction of these revenues to strengthen the material and technical base, social development and material incentives for their employees, as well as other purposes stipulated by law;

17) conclude international agreements of interdepartmental nature on issues within the competence of the Ministry;

18) represent the interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the international level on issues within the competence of the Ministry;

19) remove from the state register departmental regulatory legal acts that contradict the laws, acts of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers;

20) consider appeals of individuals and legal entities on violation of their rights, freedoms and legitimate interests;

21) take part in meetings of collegiums of state bodies and organizations when considering issues within the competence of the Ministry;

22) to appear in the courts of foreign states and international arbitration as a representative of the plaintiff and defendant on legal disputes concerning the rights and legitimate interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

23) to bring in the qualification commissions of advocates the issue of bringing to the disciplinary responsibility of lawyers;

24) suspend and terminate the licenses issued to lawyers;

25) terminate the certificate of attestation of an employee of the legal service;

26) take part in events (conferences, seminars, trainings, meetings, promotions, etc.) held by non-governmental non-profit organizations;

27) decide on the prohibition of activities planned by non-governmental non-profit organizations, including religious organizations;

28) decide on the suspension or termination of state financing of the statutory activities of a political party;

29)deny the accreditation of employees of non-governmental non-commercial organizations that are foreign nationals, as well as members of their families who are dependent on them, in case of violation of the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

30) maintain, within its competence, direct relations with the bodies of foreign states and international organizations;

31) create appropriate units, reorganize and liquidate them, and also approve their statutes (provisions) necessary to ensure the activities of justice bodies and institutions;

32) upon presentation of the service certificate, to have access to the territory of state bodies and other organizations for familiarization with documents and materials, use of electronic databases (banks) of data necessary for analysis and verification, provided that state and other legally protected secrets are observed;

33) within the limits of its competence, draw up minutes on an administrative offense on the facts of violations of legislation entailing administrative liability.

The Ministry may have other rights in accordance with the law.

13. The rights of the Central Office, territorial and structural subdivisions of the Ministry are established by regulations (statutes) approved by the Minister, unless otherwise provided by decisions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan or the Cabinet of Ministers.

14. The Ministry is responsible for:

effective implementation of tasks and functions assigned to the Ministry, as well as effective practical implementation of state policy in the relevant sphere (sector);

unconditional provision of achievement of the forecast indicators connected with the activity of the Ministry;

quality and final results of the implementation of draft normative and legal acts and other documents to be submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers and the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as decisions taken by the Ministry;

effective implementation of programs, action plans, road maps and other policy documents for the development of their activities.

§ 2. Responsibility of the Central Office of the Ministry

15. The Central Office of the Ministry is responsible for:

ensuring, in cooperation with the structural and territorial subdivisions of the Ministry, the fulfillment of the tasks and functions entrusted to the Ministry in a qualitative and timely manner;

organization of the work of the departments of the Ministry's Central Office to ensure the achievement of forecast indicators related to the activities of the Ministry;

quality of preparing and expertise of draft normative legal acts and other documents, as well as decisions taken by the Ministry which are submitted by the Ministry for the consideration of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

organization of implementation by structural and territorial subdivisions of programs, work plans, activities, road maps and other program documents for the development of its activities.

§ 3. Responsibility of the territorial subdivisions of the Ministry in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and the city of Tashkent, districts (cities)

16. The territorial subdivisions of the Ministry in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and the city of Tashkent, districts (cities) are responsible for:

ensuring the quality and timely implementation of tasks and functions assigned to the relevant territorial unit of the Ministry;

ensuring the achievement of forecast indicators associated with the activities of the relevant territorial unit of the Ministry;

quality, final results and consequences of the implementation of draft documents and proposals submitted to the Ministry, as well as decisions taken by the territorial division of the Ministry;

preparation of proposals on the development of the relevant sphere (sector) in the jurisdiction territory on the basis of comprehensive and in-depth analysis and generalization of the identified problems in law enforcement practice;

effective implementation in the relevant territory of programs, action plans, road maps and other policy documents for the development of their activities, solving problematic issues.

Chapter 5. Main Functional Duties of the Administration of the Ministry

17. The main functional duties of the first head of the Ministry — the Minister are:

1) general management of the Ministry's activities, organization of tasks and functions assigned to the Ministry by the relevant act of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, decision of the Cabinet of Ministers and other legislative acts;

2) conducting a critical and in-depth analysis of the implementation of concepts, comprehensive programs and comprehensive measures to further improve the activities of the Ministry, approved by the acts of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers;

3) development and adoption of effective measures to unconditionally ensure the achievement of forecast indicators associated with the activities of the Ministry and its structural and territorial units;

4) interaction with the services of the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the complexes of the Cabinet of Ministers, as well as the relevant ministries and departments on issues within the scope of the Ministry, participation in the consideration of issues at meetings of the Cabinet of Ministers and its Presidium;

5) execution of instructions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

6) determining the powers of the deputies, assigning responsibilities between them, determining the powers of other officials of the Ministry, determining the degree of personal responsibility of the deputies and other officials for directing certain areas of the Ministry's activities;

7) organization of planning of the activities of the Ministry, approval of the periodic work plans of the Ministry, ensuring control over their implementation;

8) establishment of an effective system for organizing and monitoring the implementation of acts and instructions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Cabinet of Ministers, implementing complex practical measures to strengthen the executive discipline in the activities of the Ministry, taking measures to increase the personal responsibility of heads of structural and territorial units for timely and high-quality execution of instructions in accordance with the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated April 11, 2017 No. PP-2881 " On personal responsibility of the State Advisors of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the executives of the Cabinet of Ministers and its complexes, state and economic management bodies, as well as khokimiyats of all levels for effective and efficient execution of acts and instructions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as strengthening the performance discipline" and other legislative acts;

9) organization of the system of retraining and improvement of professional skills of employees of the Ministry;

10) selection and placement of personnel in the Ministry's system, determination of requirements for their specialty (jurisprudence, economics, finance, psychology, international relations, philology, etc.), creating the necessary conditions for their effective work, forming the Ministry's personnel reserve;

11) implementation of measures aimed at ensuring professionalism and competence, high level of business and moral qualities of personnel proposed for vacant posts included in the nomenclature of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as other personnel employed in the Ministry;

12) organization upon instructions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Cabinet of Ministers and on its own initiative, the qualitative development of draft normative legal acts, their timely submission to the Cabinet of Ministers in strict compliance with the requirements of the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Regulatory Acts", "On the Procedure for Preparation of Project laws and their introduction to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan ", the Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Regulations of the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, participation in their elaboration, protection in the Cabinet of Ministers and the consideration in the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

13) organization of legislative activities of the Ministry in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On normative legal acts", "On procedure for drafting laws and their submission to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan" and the Model Regulations for the legislative activity of state and economic management  bodies, local authorities;

14) adoption of normative legal acts on issues within the competence of the Ministry, if necessary, adoption of relevant resolutions jointly with other ministries and departments;

15) commissioning and organization of business trips of the heads and employees of the Ministry in full compliance with the requirements of the Presidential Decree No. PP-2142 dated March 5, 2014 "On measures to improve the exit procedure of officials to foreign countries" and  № PP -3170 dated August 3, 2017 "On measures to further enhance the personal responsibility of officials for the effectiveness of being on foreign business trips and organizing visits of foreign delegations to the Republic of Uzbekistan", ensuring the validity, effectiveness and efficiency of official visits, targeted and efficient use of resources allocated to travel expenses;

16) systematic conduct of critical analysis on efficiency and effectiveness of the activities of its deputies and heads of structural and territorial units, hearing their personal reports at the meetings of the collegium of the Ministry, taking the necessary measures based on the results;

17) coordination and control over the activities of the heads of the territorial and structural subdivisions of the Ministry;

18) resolving the issues of encouraging and bringing the employees of the Ministry to disciplinary responsibility, making suggestions on encouraging and bringing the deputies to disciplinary responsibility, including consideration of the issues of expediency of their further stay in the post, implementation of systematic measures to increase their personal responsibility;

19) organization of control over observance by employees of the Ministry of the requirements of the Rules of Ethical Conduct of Public Administration Employees;

20) taking measures to prevent corruption and other offenses in the system of the Ministry in accordance with the requirements of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Combating Corruption", as well as identifying, analyzing, eliminating the causes and conditions conducive to their fulfillment, by developing and implementing measures to improve law enforcement practices and legislation;

21) ensuring the introduction of modern forms of organization of the work of the Ministry, its structural and territorial units;

22) organization of effective work of considering the appeals of individuals and legal entities, the establishment of a direct and open dialogue with the public, systematic personal methods, including on-site reception of individuals and representatives of legal entities in a period and manner prescribed by law;

23) organization of effective interaction with the People's Reception of the President of Uzbekistan, the active participation of employees and executives in the Ministry in their efforts to ensure the timely and full consideration of appeals of individuals and legal entities coming from the virtual reception of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

24) appropriation in accordance with the established procedure of class ranks and presentation to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan of employees of justice bodies and institutions, as well as in accordance with the legislation of workers of other state bodies, assigning top class officials;

25) redistribution of extra budgetary funds of justice bodies and institutions to ensure financial balance in the system of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

26) compliance with the requirements of legislation when dealing with information classified as state secrets and confidential information.

18. The main functional duties of Deputy Ministers are:

1) performance of duties of the head of the Ministry in case of his temporary absence on the basis of the order of the minister;

2) coordination, control and direct regulation of the activities of the supervised structural units of the Ministry, allocation of responsibilities between their employees;

3) carrying out a critical and in-depth analysis of the implementation of concepts, complex programs and complex measures to further improve the activities of the Ministry, approved by the acts of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers, in the areas of activity of the Ministry;

4) taking measures to unconditionally ensure the achievement of the projected indicators by the supervised structural divisions, systematic hearing of the heads of  divisoins and increasing their personal responsibility for achieving these indicators;

5) approval of the work plans of the supervised structural units, ensuring control over their implementation;

6) ensuring the implementation of acts and instructions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Cabinet of Ministers, implementing complex practical measures to strengthen the executive discipline in the supervised structural divisions of the Ministry, as well as taking measures to increase the personal responsibility of heads of structural divisions for timely and high-quality execution of instructions in accordance with the Presidential Decree of the Republic of Uzbekistan from April 11, 2017 No. PD-2881 " On  personal responsibility of the State Advisors of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the executives of the Cabinet of Ministers and its complexes, government and economic management bodies, as well as khokimiyats of all levels for effective and efficient execution of acts and instructions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as strengthening the performance discipline" and other legislative acts;

7) ensuring timely and high-quality execution of decisions of the collegium of the Ministry, orders and instructions of the head of the Ministry;

8) submission of proposals to the head of the Ministry for the recruitment and placement of personnel in the supervised structural units, the implementation of measures to ensure their professionalism, competence, high level of business and moral qualities, as well as to increase their professional qualifications, the formation of the personnel reserve in the supervised structural units;

9) organization of high-quality development by supervised structural subdivisions of draft normative legal acts, review and sighting of the draft documents prepared in the structural subdivisions of the Ministry for further consideration, signing (sighting) by the head of the Ministry, ensuring their timely submission to the Cabinet of Ministers in strict compliance with the requirements of the Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Regulations of the office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as participation on behalf of the head of the Ministry in the drafting of legal acts in the Cabinet of Ministers;

10) ensuring full and comprehensive consideration of proposals and draft normative legal acts submitted to the Ministry, conducting their thorough legal expertise;

11) go on business trips in full accordance with the requirements of the Presidential Decree No. PP-2142 dated March 5, 2014 "On measures to improve the exit procedure of officials to foreign countries" and  № PP -3170 dated August 3, 2017 "On measures to further enhance the personal responsibility of officials for the effectiveness of being on foreign business trips and organizing visits of foreign delegations to the Republic of Uzbekistan", ensuring the validity, efficiency and effectiveness of official visits, targeted and efficient use of resources allocated to travel expenses;

12) systematic critical analysis of the efficiency and effectiveness of the activities of executives and employees of supervised structural subdivisions, hearing their personal reports at the meetings of the collegium of the Ministry, taking necessary measures based on the results;

13) taking practical measures to improve the activities of the Ministry on issues relating to the scope of activities, drafting proposals for improving legislation and introducing them to the head of the Ministry;

14) submission to the head of the Ministry of proposals for the encouragement and bringing to disciplinary responsibility of the managers and employees of the supervised structural subdivisions, including the consideration of the expediency of their continued employment, the implementation of systematic measures to increase their personal responsibility for fulfilling their functional duties and tasks;

15) compliance with the requirements of the Rules of Ethical Conduct of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

16) taking measures to prevent corruption and other offenses in the Ministry's system in accordance with the requirements of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Combating Corruption", as well as identifying, analyzing, eliminating the causes and conditions conducive to their commission, by developing and implementing measures to improve law enforcement practices and legislation;

17) increase of efficiency, quality of delivery and availability of public services, as well as use of modern information and communication technologies within the framework of the implementation of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Electronic Government";

18) the organization of effective work to review appeals from individuals and legal entities, establish a direct and open dialogue with the public, systematic conduct of personal receptions, including on-site receptions of indivuals and legal entities in terms and in accordance with the procedure prescribed by law;

19) effective interaction with the People's Reception offices of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, active participation in their activities in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated December 28, 2016 No. PD-4904 "On Measures for the Radical Improvement of the System of Work with Appeals from Individuals and Legal Entities", ensuring timely and full consideration of all applications of individuals and legal entities coming from the Virtual Reception of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

20) compliance with the requirements of the law when dealing with information classified as state secrets and confidential information.

19. The main functional duties of the heads of structural departments of the Central Office of the Ministry are:

1) direct regulation of the activities of structural departments, organization of tasks and functions assigned to their departments;

2) coordination of activities within its powers of the territorial subdivisions of the Ministry and subordinate organizations;

3) ensuring the implementation of acts and instructions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Cabinet of Ministers, implementing complex practical measures to strengthen the executive discipline by employees of the structural departments of the Ministry, as well as taking measures to increase the personal responsibility of employees of structural divisions for timely and high-quality execution of instructions in accordance with the resolution of the President of the Republic Uzbekistan dated April 11, 2017 No. PD-2881 "On  personal responsibility of the State Advisors of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the executives of the Cabinet of Ministers and its complexes, government and economic management bodies, as well as khokimiyats of all levels for effective and efficient execution of acts and instructions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as strengthening the performance discipline" and other legislative acts;

4) ensuring timely and high-quality execution of decisions of the collegium of the Ministry, orders and instructions of the minister and his deputies;

5) ensuring the development of quarterly work plans of structural units, their submission for approval, ensuring timely and high-quality implementation of the tasks and activities specified therein;

6) monitoring and coordinating the tasks assigned to the structural departments, providing practical and methodological assistance in the activities of the territorial subdivisions of the Ministry and subordinate organizations;

7) development of proposals on improvement of legislation and law enforcement practice in the field of activity of structural departments and their introduction to the administration of the Ministry for consideration;

8) submitting proposals to head of the Ministry for the selection and placement of personnel in structural departments, ensuring their professionalism, competence, practical experience, high level of business and moral qualities, taking measures to increase their professional qualifications, forming a personnel reserve in structural departments;

9) organization of qualitative development of draft normative legal acts by structural departments, consideration and sighting of the projects of documents prepared in the structural departments of the Ministry for their further consideration, signing (sighting) by the administration of the Ministry, ensuring their timely submission to the Cabinet of Ministers in strict compliance with the requirements of the Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Regulations of the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, participation on behalf of the head the Ministry of Justice in the drafting of normative and legal acts in the Executive Office of the Cabinet of Ministers;

10) full and comprehensive consideration of proposals and draft normative legal acts submitted to the structural departments, conducting their thorough legal expertise;

11) go on business trips in full accordance with the requirements of the Presidential Decree No. PP-2142 dated March 5, 2014 "On measures to improve the exit procedure of officials to foreign countries" and  № PP -3170 dated August 3, 2017 "On measures to further enhance the personal responsibility of officials for the effectiveness of being on foreign business trips and organizing visits of foreign delegations to the Republic of Uzbekistan", ensuring the validity, efficiency and effectiveness of official visits, targeted and efficient use of resources allocated to travel expenses;

12) systematic critical analysis of the efficiency and effectiveness of the activities of employees of structural departments, hearing their personal reports at meetings, taking the necessary measures based on the results;

13) compliance with the requirements of the Rules of Ethical Conduct of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

14) taking measures to prevent corruption and other offenses in the structural departments in accordance with the requirements of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Combating Corruption", as well as identifying, analyzing, eliminating the causes and conditions conducive to their commission by developing and implementing measures to improve law enforcement practices and legislation;

15) consideration of applications from individuals and legal entities, establishment of direct and open dialogue with the population, systematic holding of personal receptions, including on-site receptions;

16) effective interaction with the People's Reception offices of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, active participation in their activities in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated December 28, 2016 No. UP-4904 "On Measures of radical Improvement of the System of Work with Appeals of Individuals and Legal Entities", timely and full consideration of appeals of individuals and legal entities coming from the Virtual Reception of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

17) compliance with the requirements of the law when dealing with information classified as state secrets and confidential information.

20. The main functional responsibilities of the heads of the territorial departments of the Ministry in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and the city of Tashkent, districts (cities) are:

1) the overall regulation of the activities of the relevant unit, the organization of tasks and functions assigned to this unit by the relevant Decree and the resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers and other acts of legislation, as well as acts of the Ministry;

2) development and adoption of effective measures to unconditionally ensure the achievement of forecast indicators associated with the activities of territorial units;

3) ensuring the implementation of acts and instructions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Cabinet of Ministers, implementing complex practical measures to strengthen the performance discipline, as well as taking measures to increase the personal responsibility of employees of the territorial unit for timely and high-quality execution of assignments in accordance with the decision of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan of April 11 2017 № PP-2881 "On the personal responsibility of the State Councilors of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the heads of the Cabinet of Ministers and its complexes, state and economic management bodies, as well as khokimiyats at all levels for effective and efficient execution of acts and instructions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as strengthening the performance discipline" and other legislative acts;

4) ensuring timely and high-quality execution of decisions of the collegium of the Ministry, orders and instructions of the head of the Ministry and their deputies;

5) interaction with public authorities in the field and sectors for integrated socio-economic development on issues within the scope of the Ministry;

6) determination of the powers of the officials of the corresponding subdivision, establishing the degree of their personal responsibility for the management of certain areas of activity of the territorial subdivision of the Ministry;

7) organization of activity planning for the territorial unit, approval of quarterly work plans for the territorial unit, ensuring control over their implementation;

8) the selection and placement of personnel in the territorial unit, the creation of the necessary conditions for their effective operation, the formation of the personnel reserve of the territorial unit;

9) guaranteeing professionalism, competence, practical experience, high level of business and moral qualities of the staff, offered for vacant positions, included in the nomenclature of the head of the Ministry, as well as other personnel employed in the territorial unit;

10) resolving the issues of encouraging and bringing the employees of the territorial unit to disciplinary responsibility, making proposals for encouraging and bringing their deputies to disciplinary responsibility, including on the issues of the desirability of their continued tenure, the implementation of systematic measures to increase their personal responsibility;

11) ensuring the compliance of employees of the territorial unit with the requirements of the Rules of Ethical Conduct of Employees of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

12) taking measures to prevent corruption and other offenses in the territorial unit in accordance with the requirements of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Combating Corruption", as well as identifying, analyzing, eliminating the causes and conditions conducive to their commission by developing and implementing measures to improve law enforcement practice and legislation;

13) systematic conduct of a critical analysis of the efficiency and effectiveness of the activities of employees of territorial units, hearing their personal reports at meetings, taking the necessary measures based on the results;

14) drafting proposals on improving legislation on the activities of territorial units, as well as on improving the efficiency, quality of delivery and accessibility of public services, and introducing them to the leadership of the Ministry for consideration;

15) consideration of applications from individuals and legal entities, establishment of direct and open dialogue with the population, systematic holding of personal receptions, including visiting receptions;

16) effective interaction with the People's Reception offices of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, active participation in their activities in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan of December 28, 2016 No. PD -4904 "On Measures for the Basic Improvement of the System of Work with Appeals of Individuals and Legal Entities", timely and full consideration of appeals of individuals and legal entities coming from the Virtual Reception of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

17) deciding on the payment of bonuses, bonuses to official salary, material assistance, rewarding, encouraging and applying disciplinary punishment to employees of territorial divisions, making proposals to the Ministry on awarding state awards and departmental awards;

18) ensuring the protection of information constituting a state secret or other secret protected by law.

Chapter 6. Responsibility of Heads of the Ministry

21. The Minister bears personal responsibility:

for the performance of tasks and functions assigned to the Ministry;

on the areas of responsibility of the Ministry, provided for in paragraph 14 of this Regulation;

for the qualitative performance of their functional duties specified in paragraph 17 of this Regulation.

22. Deputy Ministers bear personal responsibility:

for the performance of tasks and functions assigned to the Ministry in the supervised structural units of the Ministry;

on the areas of responsibility of the Ministry, stipulated by paragraph 14 of this Regulation, regarding the issues being addressed;

for the qualitative performance of their functional duties specified in paragraph 18 of this Regulation.

23. Heads of structural subdivisions of the central apparatus bear personal responsibility:

for the implementation of tasks and functions assigned to the relevant structural units;

on the areas of responsibility of the central apparatus of the Ministry, stipulated by paragraph 15 of this Regulation;

for the qualitative performance of their functional duties specified in paragraph 19 of this Regulation.

24. Heads of the territorial subdivisions of the Ministry in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions, Tashkent and districts (cities) bear personal responsibility:

for the implementation of tasks and functions assigned to territorial units;

on the areas of responsibility of territorial units provided for in paragraph 16 of this Regulation;

for the qualitative performance of their functional duties specified in paragraph 20 of these Regulations.

Chapter 7. Organization of the activity of the Ministry

§ 1. Administration of the Ministry

25. The Ministry is headed by the Minister, who is appointed and dismissed from his post by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan upon the proposal of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan

26. The Minister is a member of the Cabinet of Ministers.

27. Deputy Ministers are appointed and dismissed by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

28. In the absence of the Minister, the exercise of his powers is executed by the first deputy minister and, in his absence, by another deputy, in accordance with the minister's order.

29. Heads of territorial subdivisions and subordinate organizations of the Ministry are appointed and dismissed by the Minister, with the exception of cases provided for by law.

30. The regulation on territorial subdivisions and subordinate organizations of the Ministry is approved by the Minister, unless otherwise provided by decisions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan or the Cabinet of Ministers.

§ 2. Implementation of the assigned tasks and functions, as well as the procedure for interaction of the structural departments of the Central Office of the Ministry with its territorial subdivisions

31. The Ministry implements the tasks and functions assigned to it directly, and also through the bodies and institutions of justice.

32. Ensuring the interaction of structural deparments of the Central Office of the Ministry with its territorial subdivisions and subordinate organizations is carried out by the heads of the structural departments of the Central Office.

33. The structural subdivisions of the Central Office of the Ministry, in interacting with the territorial subdivisions of the Ministry in the areas of their activities:

communicate instructions to territorial units and subordinate organizations and monitor their implementation;

send inquiries to the territorial units and subordinate organizations of the Ministry on the direct activities of structural units and monitor their implementation;

carry out inspections and studies, summarize the practice of the activities of territorial units and subordinate organizations of the Ministry, develop and implement measures aimed at improving it;

organize the study of reporting and information materials, statistical and other data on the organization and results of the activities of territorial units and subordinate organizations of the Ministry;

analyze the work plans of territorial units and subordinate organizations of the Ministry, take measures to improve the planning of their activities;

consider the proposals received from the territorial units and subordinate organizations of the Ministry;

organize the participation of territorial units and subordinate organizations of the Ministry in the preparation of draft normative legal acts, consider proposals received from them to improve legislation.

34. The territorial subdivisions and subordinate organizations of the Ministry interact with the structural subdivisions of the Central Officeof the Ministry,in  particular:

report on the execution of instructions from the administration of the Ministry;

submit to the Central Office information on the results of activities to implement legislation in the established field of activity;

report on the results of the elimination of deficiencies and violations in the work identified as a result of inspections and examination of their activities;

report to the Central Office of the Ministry in accordance with the established procedure and deadlines reports on the results of their work;

send proposals to the Central Office of the Ministry aimed at solving problems in the spheres falling within the competence of the Ministry;

report on the results of interaction with state authorities on the ground, territorial units of state bodies, sectors for integrated social and economic development;

inform about the results of inspections of their activities conducted by authorized bodies.

35. Disagreements arising in the process of interaction between the structural departments of the Central Office of the Ministry and its territorial subdivisions and subordinate organizations are considered on behalf of the Minister by its respective deputy. If it is not possible to resolve the disagreements by the Deputy Minister, the final decision is taken directly by the Minister.

 

§ 3. The procedure for the interaction of the Ministry with other state and economic management bodies, local government bodies and other organizations

36. In performing its tasks and functions, the Ministry interacts with other state and economic management bodies, local government bodies and other organizations.

37. The territorial subdivisions of the Ministry interact within the limits of their competence with the territorial bodies of other state and economic management bodies, local government bodies and other organizations.

The territorial subdivisions of the Ministry closely cooperate with the sectors for integrated socio-economic development in the development and implementation of road maps on the social and economic development of the respective territories.

38. The activities of the Ministry are supervised by the relevant services of the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

§ 4. Collegium, other advisory, consultative, expert bodies of the Ministry

39. There formed a Collegium in the Ministry consisting of the head (chairman of the collegium), his deputies (by appointment), as well as the heads of the structural departments coordinating the main lines of his activities.

The number and composition of the Collegium are approved by the Cabinet of Ministers upon the proposal of the minister.

40. The following tasks are assigned to the Collegium:

preparation and implementation of the main activities of the Ministry, as defined in the present Regulation;

organization of hearing on a systematic basis reports of heads of structural and territorial subdivisions and subordinate organizations, taking measures to increase the personal responsibility of employees and managers of the Ministry's system for ensuring timely and high-quality implementation of tasks assigned in legislative acts, acts of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and decisions of the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

quarterly and systemic review of the effectiveness of the implementation of territorial and sectoral programs of the Ministry's field of activity;

organization of conducting extended field meetings of the Collegium, ensuring on-the-place discussion of actual issues of the Ministry's field of activity, as well as developing and adopting appropriate solutions to eliminate the problems encountered;

consideration and approval of the nomenclature of the positions included in the Central Office of the Ministry and its system;

consideration of questions on the selection, placement of personnel in the positions included in the nomenclature of the Ministry;

strengthening executive discipline and increasing the personal responsibility of administration and employees of the Ministry to ensure timely and high-quality implementation of tasks determined by decisions and instructions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Cabinet of Ministers.

The Collegium also has the right to consider other issues within the competence of the Ministry.

41. Heads of bodies of state and economic management, other organizations may be invited to the board meeting on issues within their competence.

42. The Collegium is eligible if more than half of its membership is present at its meeting. Decisions on the issues under consideration are taken by a simple majority of votes.

43. Decisions of the Collegium are implemented by orders of the Minister.

44. In case of disagreement between the Minister and members of the board, the Minister independently takes a decision, reporting to the Cabinet of Ministers and the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the disagreements that have arisen. Members of the panel can also communicate their views to the Cabinet of Ministers and the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

45. The procedure for the activity of the Collegium is determined by its regulations, approved by the Collegium.

46. Consultative, advisory and expert bodies can be established in the Ministry.

47. The composition of the advisory, consultative and expert bodies formed under the Ministry and the regulations on them are approved by the Minister, except for cases when their composition and provisions are approved by acts of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Chapter 8. Evaluation criteria and operational indicators of the efficiency and effectiveness of the Ministry

48. The effectiveness of the Ministry's activities is subject to regular evaluation.

49. The assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of the Ministry is based on the evaluation criteria and operational indicators of the efficiency and effectiveness of the Ministry's activities, approved by the relevant services of the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

50. Based on the results of the assessment of the efficacy and effectiveness of the Ministry, measures are taken:

encouragement (remuneration) or disciplinary measures of administration and employees of the Ministry;

elimination of identified shortcomings in the activities of the Ministry and further improvement
of its activities.

51. The procedure and methodology for assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Ministry's activities are determined by law.

Chapter 9. Financing and material and technical support of the Ministry, remuneration and material incentives for its employees

52. Financing of the expenses for the material and technical support of the Ministry and its territorial subdivisions, as well as labor remuneration and material incentives for their employees are carried out at the expense of the State Budget of the Republic of Uzbekistan, off-budget funds and other means not prohibited by law.

53. Remuniration of employees of the Ministry consist of official salary, bonuses, surcharges, allowances and other payments provided for by law.

For highly qualified, initiative employees of the ministry conscientiously and effectively performing official duties, the Minister can place personal allowances for high qualification in the amount of not more than 200 percent of official salary at the expense of the Extra Budgetary Development Fund of Justice Bodies and Institutions.

Monthly allowances and co-payments of an incentive nature to official salaries are paid in accordance with the provisions approved by the Minister.

54. For employees of the Ministry appointed to another position by decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers and the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan or elected (appointed) to the Legislative Chamber, the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan retains additional payments and additional payments for long service and class rank appropriated in the Ministry.

Chapter 10. Reporting of the Ministry

55. The administration of the Ministry systematically reports on their activities to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the relevant services of the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Cabinet of Ministers.

56. The heads of the services of the Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan carry out constant monitoring of the activities of the administration of the Ministry for effective performance of the tasks assigned to them, give an objective assessment of the effectiveness of the Ministry's activities.

57. Based on the results of monitoring and evaluation, particularly distinguished administration, officials and employees of the Ministry are encouraged or held accountable for serious shortcomings, including dismissal.

Chapter 11. Final Provision

58. Reorganization and liquidation of the Ministry shall be carried out in accordance with the procedure established by law.