Minister of Justice of Uzbekistan Ruslanbek Davletov took part in the Sixth Meeting of the Ministers of Justice of the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, held on August 24, 2018 in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyz Republic.
The meeting was chaired by the acting Minister of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic Maksatbek Yesenaliev.
The meeting was also attended by Deputy Minister of Law and Justice of the Republic of India S. Chandra, Minister of Justice of Kazakhstan M. Beketayev, Deputy Minister of Justice of the People's Republic of China Yuan Shuhong, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Kazakhstan Imtiaz Ahmad Kazi, Minister of Justice of Russia A. Konovalov and Minister of Justice of Tajikistan R. Shokhmurod.
The Minister of Justice of Afghanistan Abdul Basir Anwar, the Minister of Justice of Belarus O. Slijevsky, the Minister of Justice of Iran S. Avayi, the Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs of Mongolia N. Cend took part in the event as observers.
In the work of the Meeting R.Davletov made a report on the ongoing large-scale reforms in our country aimed at ensuring the rule of law, strengthening the rule of law and protecting citizens' rights and freedoms effectively within the framework of the implementation of the Strategy of Actions on the five priority development directions of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021.
In his report, the Minister of Justice also informed about the radical transformation of the activity of the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan by the recent presidential decree, where the ministry has a special role in implementing state legal policy.
In particular, he noted the formation for the first time in the history of justice of district (city) divisions, the Agency of Public Services with its structural units in the field and the Research Institute of Legal Policy under the Ministry of Justice.
He particularly focused on the implemented reforms in the notary, the legal profession and the registrar's offices, in particular, on the introduction of a new model of active notary, providing for certification of notary transactions on the principle of "one window", beginning work on digitizing all civil status records, increasing the role of lawyers in society, the possibility of providing consulting services without obtaining an attorney's license and others.
Speaking about the role of the ministries of justice in countering contemporary threats to international security, he outlined the most important task as fighting for the minds of people, primarily the youth, and called on all to give priority not to combating their consequences, but to creating effective immunity against the ideology of extremist activity our citizens, by increasing their legal awareness and legal culture.
At the end of the meeting, the Ministers of Justice signed a Joint Statement on the further development of cooperation between the Ministries of Justice in accordance with the SCO Development Strategy until the year 2025.