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CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

(as amended on 01-05-2023)

This new edition of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan is accepted by national vote on the referendum of the Republic of Uzbekistan held on April 30, 2023.

Preamble

We, single people of Uzbekistan,

solemnly proclaiming the commitment to human rights and freedoms, national and universal values, the principles of the state sovereignty,

confirming the fidelity to ideals of democracy, freedom and equality, social justice and solidarity,

realizing high responsibility before present and future generations for creation of the humane democratic state, open and fair society in which the supreme value is the person, his life, freedom, honor and advantage,

relying on more than three-thousand-year historical experience of development of our statehood, and also scientific, cultural and spiritual heritage of the great ancestors who made invaluable contribution to world civilization

the full of determination to increase and preserve for present and future generations invaluable natural wealth of the country and to keep the healthy environment,

based on the conventional principles and rules of international law,

aiming at strengthening and development of friendship of Uzbekistan with the world community, first of all, with neighboring states, on the basis of cooperation, mutual support, peace and harmony,

setting as the purpose providing worthy life of citizens, interethnic and interfaith concord, wellbeing and prosperity of multinational native Uzbekistan,

we accept and proclaim this Constitution.

Section first. Basic principles

Chapter I. State sovereignty

Article 1.

Uzbekistan - the sovereign, democratic, constitutional, social and secular state with the republican form of government.

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 public authorities, 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 in its territory, creates 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.

The state symbols are under protection of the state.

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 laws adopted 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 the national vote - referendum.

The procedure for holding referendum in the Republic of Uzbekistan 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 of Uzbekistan.

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 performs the activities on the principles of legality, social justice and solidarity for the purpose of ensuring welfare of the person and sustainable development of 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 constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan has the highest legal force, direct action and forms basis of single legal space in all territory of the country.

The international agreements of the Republic of Uzbekistan along with the conventional principles and rules of international law are component of system of law of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are provided by the law of the Republic of Uzbekistan then are applied rules of the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The state and its bodies, other organizations, officials, institutes of civil society and 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, the basic principles and regulations provided in the Section the first this Constitution.

The laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan are adopted on basis and in pursuance of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Any law or other regulatory legal act cannot contradict the principles and regulations of the Constitution.

Chapter IV. Foreign policy

Article 17.

The Republic of Uzbekistan is full subject of the international relations.

The foreign policy of Uzbekistan is based on the principles of sovereign equality of the states, nonuses of force or threats of force, inviolability of borders, territorial integrity of the states, peaceful settlement of disputes, non-interference to internal affairs of other states and other conventional principles and rules of international law.

Article 18.

The Republic of Uzbekistan performs the peace-loving foreign policy aimed at the every possible development of the bilateral and multilateral relations with the states and the international organizations.

The Republic of Uzbekistan can conclude the alliances, enter the commonwealth and other interstate educations, and also to leave them proceeding from the highest interests of the state, the people, its welfare and safety.

Section second. Basic rights, freedoms and obligations of man and citizen

Chapter V. General provisions

Article 19.

In the Republic of Uzbekistan human rights and freedoms according to the universally recognized norms of international law and according to this Constitution are recognized and guaranteed. Human rights and freedoms belong to everyone from the birth.

In the Republic of Uzbekistan all citizens have the identical rights and freedoms, races, nationalities, language, religion, beliefs, social origin, social standing are equal before the law irrespective of floor.

Privileges are established only according to the law and shall correspond to principles of social justice.

Article 20.

The citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the state are connected by the mutual rights and obligations.

The human rights and freedoms affirmed in the Constitution and the laws are firm and nobody has the right to deprive or limit them without court.

Human rights and freedoms are effective directly. Human rights and freedoms determine essence and contents of the laws, activities of state bodies, self-government institutions of citizens and their officials.

The measures of legal impact per capita applied by state bodies shall be based on the principle of harmony and to be sufficient for goal achievement, provided by the laws.

All contradictions and ambiguities in the legislation arising in relations of the person with state bodies are interpreted for benefit of the person.

Article 21.

Each person has the right to free development of the personality. To anybody without its consent the obligation which is not established by the legislation cannot be assigned.

Implementation of the rights and freedoms by the person shall not violate the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of other persons, society and the state.

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