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CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

(The last edition from 29-08-2017)

It is adopted on December 8, 1992 at the eleventh session

Supreme Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan of the twentieth convocation

Preamble

People of Uzbekistan,

solemnly proclaiming the commitment to human rights and the principles of the state sovereignty,

realizing high responsibility before present and future generations,

relying on historical experience of development of the Uzbek statehood,

confirming the fidelity to ideals of democracy and social justice,

recognizing priority of the universally recognized norms of international law,

aiming to provide worthy life to citizens of the republic,

putting task creation of the humane democratic constitutional state,

for the purpose of providing the civil world and national consent

accepts this Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan on behalf of the plenipotentiaries.

Section first. Basic principles

Chapter I. State sovereignty

Article 1. Uzbekistan - the sovereign democratic republic. Names of the state Republic of Uzbekistan and Uzbekistan are equivalent.

Article 2. The state expresses will of the people, serves its interests. State bodies and officials are responsible before society and citizens.

Article 3. The Republic of Uzbekistan determines the national-state and administrative-territorial structure, system of state governing bodies, pursues the domestic and foreign policy.

The frontier and the territory of Uzbekistan are inviolable and indivisible.

Article 4. State language of the Republic of Uzbekistan is Uzbek.

The Republic of Uzbekistan provides respect for languages, customs and traditions of the nations and nationalities living on its territories, creation of conditions for their development.

Article 5. The Republic of Uzbekistan has the state symbols - the flag, the coat of arms, the anthem approved by the law.

Article 6. The capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan - the city of Tashkent.

Chapter II. Democracy

Article 7. The people are the single source of the government.

The government in the Republic of Uzbekistan is performed for the benefit of the people and exclusively by the bodies authorized on that by the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the legislation accepted on its basis.

Assignment of powers of the government, suspension or the termination of activities of authorities in the procedure which is not provided by the Constitution, creation of new and parallel structures of the power are anticonstitutional and attract legal accountability.

Article 8. The people of Uzbekistan are constituted by citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan irrespective of their nationality.

Article 9. The most important issues of public and state life are submitted for discussion of the people, put to universal ballot (referendum). The procedure for holding referendum is determined by the law.

Article 10. On behalf of the people of Uzbekistan can act only elected him Oliy Majlis and the President of the republic.

No part of society, political party, public association, movement or the individual can act on behalf of the people of Uzbekistan.

Article 11. The system of the government of the Republic of Uzbekistan is based on the principle of separation of the authorities on legislative, executive and judicial.

Article 12. In the Republic of Uzbekistan public life develops on the basis of variety of political institutes, ideologies and opinions.

No ideology can be established as state.

Article 13. Democracy in the Republic of Uzbekistan is based on the universal principles according to which the supreme value is the person, his life, freedom, honor, advantage and other inalienable rights.

The democratic rights and freedoms are protected by the Constitution and the laws.

Article 14. The state builds the activities on principles of social justice and legality for the benefit of welfare of the person and society.

Chapter III. Rule of the constitution and law

Article 15. Unconditional rule of the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan is recognized the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The state, its bodies, officials, public associations, citizens are effective according to the Constitution and the laws.

Article 16. Any of provisions of this Constitution cannot be interpreted to the detriment of the rights and interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

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