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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of December 26, 1996 No. 337-I

About political parties

(The last edition from 18-04-2018)
Article 1. Concept of political party

Political party is the voluntary consolidation of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan formed on the basis of community of views, interests and the purposes, aiming at implementation of political will of certain part of society in forming of public authorities and which is taking part through the representatives in management of the public and public affairs.

Article 2. Legal basis of activities of political parties

Political parties perform the activities according to the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, this Law, other acts of the legislation, and also on the basis of the charters.

Article 3. Principles of creation and activities of political parties

Political parties are created and are effective for the purpose of realization of the rights and freedoms of citizens on the basis of free declaration of will, voluntariness of the introduction and desertion of the party, equality of the members, self-government, legality and publicity.

Creation and activities of political parties is forbidden:

intended for violent change of the constitutional system;

opposing sovereignty, integrity and safety of the Republic of Uzbekistan, constitutional rights and freedoms of her citizens;

propagandizing war, social, race, racial and religious strife;

encroaching on health and morality of the people;

on national and religious signs.

Article 4. Membership in political parties

The citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the same time can be the member only of one political party.

Any restrictions of the rights of the citizen, and provision is equal to him privileges or benefits on signs of party accessory are prohibited.

The president of the Republic of Uzbekistan, being guarantor of observance of the rights and freedoms of all citizens of the republic, shall suspend or stop the membership or participation in political party on completion date of presidential powers.

Cannot be members of political parties:

judges;

prosecutors and investigators of prosecutor's office;

staff of law-enforcement bodies, services of homeland security;

military personnel;

citizens of foreign states and stateless persons.

Political parties have the fixed individual membership.

Article 5. Guarantees of activities of political parties

The state guarantees protection of the rights and legitimate interests of political parties, creates it equal legal opportunities of accomplishment of the authorized purposes and tasks by them.

State governing bodies, the companies, organizations, the organizations and their officials are forbidden to interfere with internal affairs of political parties or to interfere in this or that form of their activities if it is performed according to the law and their charters.

Intervention of political parties in activities of state bodies and officials is not allowed.

Actions of the organizations of political parties are performed generally in time off of their members and at the expense of means of these batches. Private employers are forbidden to demand from the workers to be engaged in political activities on behalf of batch during execution of labor obligations by them.

The legislation on work, social security and social insurance extends to workers of the office of political parties.

Article 6. Creation of political party

Creation of political party requires availability at least twenty thousand signatures of the citizens living in at least eight territorial subjects (areas) including the Republic of Karakalpakstan and the city of Tashkent, and intended to unite in batch.

Initiators of creation of political party in number of at least fifty people shall create organizing committee for preparation of constituent documents of batch, forming of its member structure and convocation of constituent congress or conference.

The organizing committee shall not later than in seven-day time from the date of the education in writing to inform the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the initiative, structure, the head (leader), the location of committee and date of convocation of constituent congress or conference.

The organizing committee has the right to be effective no more than three months from the date of its creation.

The political party is formed at constituent congress or conference.

The constituent congress or conference adopts the charter and the party program, forms its elected bodies.

Article 7. Charter of political party

The charter of political party shall provide:

name, purposes and tasks of batch;

structure of batch;

conditions and procedure for admission to membership of batch and exit from it;

rights and obligations of party members;

competence and procedure for education (convocation) for governing bodies of batch and its organizations, terms of their powers;

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