At the initiative of the Chamber of lawyers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the international conference of lawyers in Uzbekistan on “The prospects of the development of the bar: experience of Uzbekistan and foreign countries” gathered more than 200 participants on 4th November 2022 in Tashkent.
This conference allowed legal professionals to exchange on issues such as digitalisation of the legal profession, free legal aid, professional development and training of lawyers from their national and the international perspectives. The first Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis (Parliament) of Uzbekistan, Mr Akmal Saidov, emphasised the critical importance of training in the legal sphere and the relevance of the HELP Programme of the Council of Europe in that context.
Participants benefited from the experiences of Central Asian countries, Georgia, Armenia, India, and South Korea. They increased their understanding of the existing legal training tools, in particular of the HELP Programme and how it is being implemented in Uzbekistan.
The conference was supported by the action "HELP in Central Asia" within the Central Asia Rule of Law Programme 2020-2023 which is a joint initiative, co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.