Evolution of Human Rights, Democracy, and the Rule of Law in Uzbekistan in light of International Legal Aid
- Ismatov Aziz・名古屋大学法政国際教育協力研究センター特任講師
- 2019年04月 ～ 2022年03月
This research demonstrates why and how exactly the philosophies and measures of gravity of legal aid projects implemented thereby by donor-states in Uzbekistan vary and clarify how each donor-state tends to position human rights, democracy and the rule of law within own aid activities. It analyzes how human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Uzbekistan as well as their perception within the local legal community, particularly academia, has been evolving, and towards which direction they may gravitate in the future.
This research examines the evolution of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Uzbekistan through the prism of foreign legal aid provided by donor-states to this nation. This research project will inquire how such aid has shaped human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Uzbekistan by referring to the dual nature of legal transplantation from several Western states and legal assistance offered by Japan. Present study will also inquire how such aid has impacted upon the Uzbekistan’s legal community’s perception of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.
It is aimed to qualitatively and quantitatively examine the doctrinal and practical implications of legal aid projects in human rights, democracy and rule of law pillars in Uzbekistan. Such comprehensiveness requires dividing and conduction this research by implementing the surveys with involved experts (both; foreign and domestic) who presently work or used to work within the legal aid projects in Uzbekistan. It is also planned to carry out a comprehensive literature review about legal aid to Uzbekistan and other countries by referring to books, periodicals, and reports. By examining the feedback from the government, it will inquire whether the new authorities demonstrate any new tendencies in re-conceptualization of human rights, democracy and rule of law as compared with the previous – Karimov’s government.
This research aims to research about the concepts and difference between two main concepts, namely; legal assistance and legal transplantation and their impact on the human rights, democracy and rule of law in Uzbekistan. Next, by examining the nature of multiple-type aid, it is planned to clarify how the direction of the general understanding on human rights, democracy and the rule of law among local law scholars and practitioners has evolved up to now. It is aimed to elaborate a prognosis how this understanding may transform in the future, by addressing additionally similar scenarios in other Asian states. As long as it is planned to elaborate feedback to involved foreign experts and legal community in Uzbekistan, this project aims to reflect the outcomes in a series of academic articles in English, Japanese and Russian languages and present findings both, internationally and domestically.