Uzbek president sets out nine general proposals for constitutional reform

By Catherine Putz, 13 December 2021
Capital city of Uzbekistan, Tashkent (photo credit: falco via pixabay)
Capital city of Uzbekistan, Tashkent (photo credit: falco via pixabay)
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev [...] offered nine general proposals. He said it was necessary to replace the principle of “state-society-person” with “person-society-state.” He said that the main criteria in the process of economic reforms ought to be to “ensure human interests” and that the role of civil society institutions should be consolidated in the constitution. Mirziyoyev proposed defining the constitutional foundations of “the family” and “traditional human values” alongside strengthening interethnic harmony. He also nodded to a need to reflect youth policy in the constitution, as well as increase protections [for the environment,] against child labor and ensure the rights of the disabled and elderly. Mirziyoyev said that it was important to consolidate[] at the constitutional level the development of schools from kindergarten to higher education. [...] In his speech, the Uzbek president made clear his hope for the amendments to be made in 2022, in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the Uzbek Constitution.
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