HOW TO SERVE LEGAL PAPERS IN UZBEKISTAN

This article will provide guidance regarding the Uzbekistan Process Service. A landlocked nation in Central Asia, the Republic of Uzbekistan is surrounded by Kazakhstan to the north, Kyrgyzstan to the northeast, Tajikistan to the southeast, Afghanistan to the south, and Turkmenistan to the southwest. Tashkent, the country’s capital and biggest city, is the largest city in the country. Uzbekistan is a member of the Organization of Turkic States and speaks Turkic as one of its official languages.

Secular Uzbekistan has a presidential constitutional government governed by an elected parliament. In all, Uzbekistan consists of twelve regions (vilayats), Tashkent, and Karakalpakstan, an autonomous entity. The death of the country’s first president, Islam Karimov, prompted a number of changes during the administration of Uzbekistan’s second president, who took office after the death of his predecessor. 

BACKGROUND

The Soviet judicial system, which utilizes three-judge panels, is still in use today for the Uzbekistan Process Service. People’s courts (district) are the lowest level of courts, followed by regional courts (regional) and the Supreme Court. Decisions of district courts may be appealed to the Supreme Court. The president nominates judges for five-year terms in accordance with the constitution. Town, city, and Tashkent city courts are likewise appointed for five-year terms.

A constitutional court, a higher economic court, and a republican economic court make up the judicial system. The Supreme Assembly’s laws and actions, the president’s decrees, government enactments, and local authority Uzbekistan Process Service ordinances are all examined by the constitutional court. Interpretation of the constitution is also its responsibility.

In the eyes of Uzbekistan Process Service law, the Supreme Court’s decisions are binding. Civil, criminal, and administrative law all fall within its jurisdiction. In most cases, the defendants have the right to be represented by an attorney, and the trials are often open to the public. The administration may exert pressure on the court in political matters and to ensure Uzbekistan Process Service.

THE COURT SYSTEM IN UZBEKISTAN

Courts in all regions, cities, and districts of Uzbekistan are under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. Hearings are handled by the Supreme Court and its subordinate courts. Civil lawsuits stem from the acts of people and disagreements between individuals and the government. Some courts have the authority to handle both civil and criminal matters in a specific region, depending on the population density of the area. These particular courts may hear Uzbekistan Process Service cases from numerous neighboring districts, depending on their location.

Throughout Uzbekistan, military courts have been formed and are subservient to the Supreme Court’s Military Judicial Board. Military courts review trials involving crimes committed by military personnel, members of the National Security Agency, and agents of the Department of Homeland Security, as well as cases involving offenses involving the disclosure of state secrets. To guarantee that the laws of Uzbekistan, rules of the Parliament chambers, presidential decrees, and regulations of government and local authorities are in accordance with the Constitution, the Constitutional Court reviews these matters alone.  

Additionally, courts of arbitration are here to stay. As part of the non-governmental legal system, arbitration courts are used. Ad hoc arbitration courts may be set up by any legal entity, and they can be used for any purpose. Disputes between corporate companies and people are primarily handled by arbitration courts.

In order to construct the regional economic appeals instance court, judges from the same regional economic court were brought together. If a party to a disagreement files an appeal because they disagree with the court of first instance’s ruling, this judicial instance will hear their case.

 It must be noted that final legal proceedings will be held in accordance with a review by a judge. Members of the Presidium of the Supreme Economic Court are selected from among the judges of the Supreme Economic Court to consider any judicial review cases. The Supreme Economic Court does not assess cases according to court processes, as in all other matters. It exclusively considers cases submitted by the Chairman of the Supreme Economic Court (or one of their designates) of the Uzbek Prosecutor General (or their deputies). For these individuals to petition for judicial review, a party interested in the judicial instance must contact the authorized person in writing and demonstrate that a lower court committed substantial and procedural violations. Uzbekistan’s established practice reveals that judicial review is not often used to challenge court rulings. Informally, the Supreme Economic Court’s appeals court is referred to as the court of final appeal.

Any corporation in Uzbekistan, no matter where it is situated, may participate in court proceedings without mandating a physical presence. The video conferencing function in economic courts is open to all parties and conflicts. It is necessary to submit a preliminary notice with the appropriate economic court in order to reserve the video conferencing facility for a specific hearing in order to use it. Typically, ten days’ Uzbekistan Process Service notice is adequate. Participants from outside Uzbekistan in a legal issue may have access to this tool in light of the post-pandemic court system.

DOMESTIC SERVICE OF LEGAL PAPERS IN UZBEKISTAN

There must be a receipt on the second copy of the summons or other Uzbekistan Process Service notification to the citizen that indicates when it was served, as well as a time stamp.  The summons or other Uzbekistan Process Service notification addressed to the organization must be handed over to the competent officer, who must sign the second copy of the summons or notice.

As an alternative to the summons being delivered to the summoned person, the summons as per laws of Uzbekistan Process Service may be given to any adult family members who live with the summoned person, as well as to a citizens’ self-governance body or an employer (the official of administration), or the educational institution, in the absence of the summoned person. If a summons or other notice is received, the person who accepts it must state on the second copy their surname, name, patronymic, and kind of connection with the addressee (spouse, father, mother, son, daughter, etc.). A person who accepts a summons is required to deliver Uzbekistan Process Service to the intended recipient as soon as possible after receiving it.

This information must be included on the second copy of any summons or other notice in the event that the addressee is temporarily absent, and Uzbekistan Process Service must be confirmed and certified by signature and seal by either a body of citizens’ self-governance or an employer (an official of the administration). There are, however, some consequences of a refusal to receive a summons or other notification from a court. The person who delivered the summons or other notice must write a notation on the Uzbekistan Process Service if the addressee refuses to accept it. The summons or other notice must be returned to the court. Citizens’ self-governance bodies, or the addressee’s workplace or educational institution, or at least two citizens, must certify a waiver of court summons or other notification on the addressee’s behalf.

Due to the addressee’s refusal to receive court summons or other notice, or a person alerted electronically via an information system, without good grounds, the trial of the case may proceed. Court summons or other notice delivered to a person’s home or an adult member of their family is deemed to have been delivered to the person’s home, or an adult member of their family, or an adult member of their family, or another person at the indicated address unless it can be proven that the notice was not delivered to the person’s home, or an adult member of their family, or an adult member of their family. In addition, if the addressee waives receipt of a summons or other notice and that waiver is fixed, the summons or other notice is considered delivered.

Participants in the case must notify the court of any changes to their surname, name, patronymic, or residence while the case is ongoing. Even if the addressee no longer lives or stays at that address, a summons or other notice will be declared delivered if it is issued to the latest address known to the court. All parties involved in a legal procedure are required to notify the court of any changes in their contact information at any time. Suppose the defendant’s last known residence or workplace is unknown. In that case, the court will begin proceedings upon receipt of a second copy of the court summons or other notice with the inscription of the communication organization, the citizens’ self-government body in that location, or the employer (official of the administration) at that location.

The search for the defendant (the debtor) is obligatory if the defendant’s (debtor’s) residence is at issue in claims for alimony recovery and compensation for damage caused by injury or other health problems, as well as the death of the breadwinner. There are times when a court will rule on a search for a debtor (defendant) by internal affairs agencies. 

HOW ARE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL PAPERS SERVICED IN UZBEKISTAN

Uzbekistan is not a party to either of the two international services of process treaties, so formal Uzbekistan Process Service requires Letters Rogatory. Letters Rogatory through diplomatic channels are mandated for formal service in all countries that are not parties to an international process treaty. Uzbekistan Process Service documents must be sent through diplomatic channels adhering to strict formal diplomatic protocol. The lengthy and expensive procedures are not to be confused with the procedures of The Inter-American Treaty on Letters Rogatory, which does not go through the diplomatic channel, even though these methods of service share a confusingly similar name.

Documents and materials in the form of digital or graphic records that include information relevant to the case, including those received through fax, electronic or other communication, or any other method that may be used to demonstrate the document’s reliability, will be considered written evidence.

Foreign-language documents submitted to the courts must be accompanied by fully certified translations of such Uzbekistan Process Service documents. If an Uzbekistan Process Service document received in a foreign country is legalized in accordance with the law, it will be admissible as written evidence in court. In instances required by an international treaty to which Uzbekistan is a party, a document received in a foreign country is acknowledged in court as written evidence without legalization.

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Sources

1. Uzbek is the primary language spoken in Uzbekistan. Most Uzbeks are Sunni Muslims, and Islam is the prevalent religion in Uzbekistan

2. Because of these changes, Uzbekistan’s ties with its neighboring nations have significantly improved.

3. Among the most important legislation governing the judicial system are the U.S. Constitution, the Law on Courts, the Law on Arbitration Courts, and the Law on Judicial and Other Authority Decisions Enforcement. The Economic Procedural Code of Uzbekistan is the primary instrument that governs the judicial procedure in the business sector. Official publications and electronic (internet) sources make all legal papers readily accessible to the public in Uzbek and Russia. The Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan maintains the official source, www. lex.uz, a national database of Uzbek law. Uzbek and Russian versions of the database are both free of charge, as updates to the database every single day.

4. The Supreme Economic Court’s appeals process: Among Uzbekistan’s economic courts, this one is considered the most prestigious. As a distinct courthouse in the capital city of Tashkent, this court has jurisdiction over parties to disputes with whom the court of the first instance or the appeal instance of a regional economic court has not reached an agreement.

5. Uzbekistan’s government is always attempting to enhance the technical and material foundation of state courts. Since the President of Uzbekistan made many decisions, the State Fund for the Development of Courts and Departments of Justice has funded the installation of cutting-edge video conferencing technology in all of Uzbekistan’s economic courts from 2014-2015.

6. It is currently only accessible for local court sessions to use internet video conferencing.

7. USC Title 22 Foreign Relations, Chapter I Department of State, Sec 92.54.

8. U.S. Embassy Tashkent

3 Moyqorghon Street, 5th block

Yunusobod District, 100093

Tashkent

Uzbekistan

Telephone: +(998) (78) 120-5450

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(998) (78) 120-5450

Fax: +(998) (71) 120-5448

Email: ACSTashkent@state.gov

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