NEWS AND EVENTS
October 20, 2014
The Supreme Court of Uzbekistan held a meeting with the administrator of UNDP
The Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a meeting with the UNDP administrator, Mrs. Helen Clark. She took part in the ceremony of launching of the \"Partnership in the field of rule of law in Uzbekistan\" project. The project is a continuation of the extensive work done by UNDP in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of improving the efficiency and accessibility of the courts of the country and ensure the population\'s access to basic services of the judicial system.
During 20 years of its activity in Uzbekistan, UNDP works closely with the Government of Uzbekistan in the sphere of improving the quality and effectiveness of the system of public administration and judicial system, ensuring broad public access to a more streamlined and timely services of the judicial system. In the framework of joint projects in this field, positive results from increasing the number and availability of inter-district civil courts prior to the introduction of information and communication technologies to improve the interaction between the courts have been achieved, which was noted in the speech of the Uzbek permanent mission to the UN in Geneva.
In addition to these highly successful initiatives, UNDP will continue to strengthen its ties with a number of strategically important national partners, with whom it has developed programs and continual improvement of the national system of justice. The participation of Mrs. Clark at the launching ceremony of the project \"Partnership in the field of rule of law in Uzbekistan\" will contribute to further strengthening of fruitful cooperation.
The project \"Partnership in the field of rule of law in Uzbekistan\" will be implemented on the basis of the achievements of the previous initiatives and will continue efforts to ensure the accessibility of the judicial system and increase public confidence in it. The project will serve as a solid basis for the successful implementation of the ongoing reforms in the field of civil justice with the involvement of major government and non-governmental organizations, whose activities are dedicated to strengthening the independence of the judiciary.During her visit Mrs.
Clark praised the recently amended Constitution and the ongoing judicial reform, congratulated the partners from the beginning of a new joint programme and stressed that the rule of law is one of the priority activities of UNDP in Uzbekistan and around the world.
Mrs. Clark also noted that e-government mechanisms help to improve transparency of the courts and facilitate access to them, and reduce bureaucratic barriers faced by judges in the administration of justice. The e-government system also allows to ensure the access of vulnerable populations to dispute resolution mechanisms. During the launching ceremony of the project Mrs. Clark thanked USAID for their invaluable assistance to the project.