The Convention for Uzbekistan on legal assistance and legal relations in civil, family and criminal cases enters into force
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 12 July 2020, the Convention on legal assistance and legal relations in civil, family and criminal cases entered into force for the Republic of Uzbekistan (Chisinau, 7 October 2002).
Currently, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are parties to the Chisinau Convention.
The document is aimed at providing citizens and other persons residing in the territory of the Parties with reliable legal protection of their personal, property and non-property rights, as well as cooperation between the competent authorities of the Parties in the field of legal assistance in civil, family and criminal cases.
The accession of the republic to the Chisinau Convention will allow the provision of legal assistance to interact through the central, territorial and other bodies of the Parties.
In addition, the Convention envisages the exemption of citizens and other persons residing in the territory of the member states from payment and reimbursement of court and notary fees and costs, as well as the use of free legal aid in the territories of other Parties on the same conditions as their own citizens.
In connection with the entry into force of this Convention for the Republic of Uzbekistan between Uzbekistan and the states parties to the Chisinau Convention, the Convention on Legal Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil, Family and Criminal Cases from 22 January 1993 (Minsk Convention) and the Protocol to it from 28 March 1997.