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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of October 21, 1989 No. 3561-XI

About state language

(as amended on 14-09-2017)

(in the new edition of December 21, 1995)

Article 1.

State language of the Republic of Uzbekistan is Uzbek.

Article 2.

Giving to Uzbek of the status state does not violate constitutional rights of the nations and nationalities living in the territory of the republic in the use of the native language.

Article 3.

 Legal basis of functioning of Uzbek as state in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan is determined by this Law and other legal acts.

The questions connected with functioning of language in the Republic of Karakalpakstan are determined by the legislation of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

This Law does not regulate the use of languages in life, in interpersonal communication and in case of departure of religious and cult practices.

Citizens have the right at discretion to choose language of international communication.

Article 4.

 In the Republic of Uzbekistan conditions are provided to all citizens for studying of state language and respect for languages of the nations and nationalities living in its territory conditions for development of these languages are created.

Training in state language of citizens is performed free of charge.

Article 5.

In the Republic of Uzbekistan creation of the preschool institutions functioning in state language, and in places of compact accommodation of national groups - and in their languages is provided.

Article 6.

Persons living in the Republic of Uzbekistan are granted the right of the free choice of language of training.

The Republic of Uzbekistan provides general, professional, secondary vocational and higher education in state language, and also in other languages.

Article 7.

 In spheres of official functioning of state language the existing scientific rules and the rules of the Uzbek literary language are respected.

The state provides enrichment and enhancement of Uzbek, including due to introduction in it to the conventional scientific and technical and social and political terminology.

New scientifically based terms are entered into Uzbek after public discussion and with the consent of the relevant committees of chambers of Oliy Majlis.

Article 8.

Legal acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan, other documents of state governing bodies are accepted and published in state language. The translations of these documents are published also in other languages.

Documents of regional authorities and management are accepted and appear in state language. Documents of regional authorities and management are accepted and appear in places of compact accommodation of representatives of separate nationalities in state language of the republic and language of this nationality.

Article 9.

 In state governing bodies work is conducted in state language and the translation into other languages is as necessary provided.

Working languages of the international forums held in Uzbekistan are the state language, and also the languages elected by participants.

Article 10.

 At the companies, in organizations, the organizations and public associations the clerical work, accounting and statistical and financial documentation are conducted in state language, and in collectives where the majority of working does not know Uzbek, along with state language can be performed also in other languages.

Article 11.

 Legal proceedings are conducted in state language or in language of the majority of the population of this area. The right of acquaintance with case papers, participations in legal procedure through the translator and the right to appear in court in the native language is provided to the persons participating in case not knowing language in which legal proceedings are conducted.

By consideration and the solution of economic disputes between the companies, the organizations and organizations the state language is used. Economic disputes can be considered in case of the consent of the parties and in other language.

Article 12.

In the Republic of Uzbekistan notarial actions are performed in state language. Upon the demand of citizens the text of the processed document is issued by the notary or person performing notarial actions in Russian or in the presence of opportunity - in other acceptable language.

Article 13.

 Acts of civil status, identity documents and its rights, are drawn up in state language, and if necessary can be duplicated in other language.

Article 14.

 The right of the appeal to the state organizations and organizations, public associations with statements, offers, claims on state and other languages is provided to persons living in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 15.

 Persons living in the Republic of Uzbekistan irrespective of their nationality, have the right to write the name, middle name and surname according to national and historical traditions.

Article 16.

Transfers of television and radio are conducted in state language, and also in other languages.

Article 17.

 The publishing activities are performed in state language, and taking into account requirements - in other language.

Article 18.

Post and cable departures are made in state language or at the request of citizens - in other language.

Article 19.

 Texts of seals, stamps, forms of organizations, organizations and public associations are performed in state language.

Texts of seals, stamps, forms of the international organizations and organizations, the joint businesses located in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and also national and cultural societies and the centers are duplicated in state language.

Article 20.

Texts of signs, announcements, price labels and other evident, and also oral information are drawn up and appear in state language and can be duplicated in other languages.

Article 21.

Products made by the companies are provided with labels, instructions, labels on state and other languages.

Article 22.

 Names of geographical objects are reproduced in state language

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