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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of April 6, 2017 No. ZRU-427

About the supreme Judicial council of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Accepted by Legislative house on March 18, 2017

Approved by the Senate on March 28, 2017

(as amended on 09-11-2020)

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of activities of the Supreme judicial council of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 2. The supreme judicial council of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The supreme judicial council of the Republic of Uzbekistan (further - Council) is body of judicial community and renders assistance in ensuring compliance with the constitutional principle of independence of judicial authority in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Council is legal entity, has the seal with the image of the State Emblem of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the name.

Article 3. Legislation on the Supreme judicial council of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The legislation on the Supreme judicial council of the Republic of Uzbekistan consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

Article 4. Basic principles of activities of Council

The basic principles of activities of Council are legality, independence, collective nature, objectivity, equality of his members and openness.

Council and its members in the activities shall observe and perform requirements of the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Council performs the activities, submitting only to the law, irrespective of state bodies and other organizations, and also officials. Intervention in activities of Council is not allowed and involves responsibility according to the law.

Decisions of Council are made jointly at its meeting.

Members of council, making decisions, express the line item, free from political views and other foreign impacts.

All members of council are equal and have on one voice in case of decision making on the questions entering its competence.

Council performs the activities openly, in interaction with state bodies, self-government institutions of citizens, other organizations and citizens, and also with mass media.

Article 5. Structure of Council and procedure for its forming

Council is created as a part of the chairman, the vice-chairman, his members and the secretary from among judges, representatives of law enforcement agencies, institutes of civil society and highly qualified specialists in the field of the right in number of twenty one persons.

The chairman of the board is appointed by the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan on representation of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The vice-chairman of Council affirms the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and at the same time heads the Higher school of judges under the Supreme judicial council of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Eleven members of council affirm the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from among judges on representation of the chairman of the board. One of the specified members of council affirms from among judges of courts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

The secretary and seven members of council affirm the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from among representatives of law enforcement agencies, institutes of civil society and highly qualified specialists in the field of the right.

The chairman, the secretary and eleven members of council approved from among judges perform the activities on permanent basis, other eight members of council, including the vice-chairman of Council, perform the activities on a voluntary basis.

Eleven members of council approved from among judges and performing the activities on permanent basis are elected by Council for representation of its chairman in structures of sectors and Judicial inspection of Council, including to positions of heads of data of divisions.

Chapter 2. Main objectives and powers of Council

Article 6. Main objectives of Council

The main objectives of Council are:

forming of the judicial case on the basis of competitive candidate screen to positions of judges, appointment of judges from among the most qualified and responsible specialists, and also making the recommendation for promotion to the leading judicial positions;

taking measures to prevention of violation of immunity of judges and intervention in their activities for administration of law;

organization of professional training, advanced training of judges, implementation of efficiency evaluation of their activities, and also initiation of question of encouragement of judges;

implementation of interaction with mass media, establishing dialogue with the population, consideration of appeals of physical persons and legal entities concerning observance by judges of rules of ethical behavior;

preparation of offers on further enhancement of the legislation in the judicial and legal sphere, to ensuring authentic independence of judicial authority and single court practice, increase in the access level to justice and qualities of its departure;

consideration of question of attraction to disciplinary responsibility of judges, and also about making the conclusion on attraction them to the criminal and administrative responsibility.

Article 7. Powers of Council

For accomplishment of the tasks assigned to it Council:

creates reserve of candidates for positions of judges;

will organize competitive candidate screen to positions of judges;

makes offers to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the candidates recommended for positions of the chairman, vice-chairmen and judges of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

brings representation to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the candidates recommended for positions of chairmen and deputy chairmen of the courts of areas and the city of Tashkent, the chairman of Military court of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

appoints judges of regional courts, the Tashkent city court, chairmen and judges of interdistrict, district, city, public courts to position;

brings according to the law of the conclusion (submission) to the Jokargi Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan on the candidates recommended for positions of judges of courts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan;

renominates judges in the period of the term of their powers to positions of judges of courts of areas and the city of Tashkent, chairmen and judges of interdistrict, district, city, public courts according to the recommendation of the Highest qualification board of judges based on statements of judges;

brings submissions to the Jokargi Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan for reassignment of judges to positions of judges of courts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, chairmen and judges of interdistrict, district, city courts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan according to the recommendation of the Highest qualification board of judges based on statements of judges;

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