RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

(adopted by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan on April 17, 2015, complemented with the decision from February 14, 2017)

The present Rules of Procedure shall determine the order of court proceedings in the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan (hereinafter referred to as the Constitutional Court) and other matters of organization of the Constitutional Court operations.

I. MAIN PROVISIONS

Article 1. Tasks of the Constitutional Court

The task of the Constitutional Court shall be the judicial review of the constitutionality of the acts of the legislative and executive branches in order to provide supremacy of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 2. Powers of the Constitutional Court

In accordance with the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan the Constitutional Court shall:

1) determine the compliance of the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan and resolutions of the chambers of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, decrees of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, resolutions of the government and the local organs of state power, interstate treaty and other obligations of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

2) give the conclusion on the compliance of the Constitution of the Republic of Karakalpakistan with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, of the laws of the Republic of Karakalpakistan with the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

3) give interpretation of the norms of the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

4) hear other cases referred to its competence by the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

а) in compliance with Article 83 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, submit draft law to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

b) in compliance with Article 95 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, grant consent to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to make decision on dissolution of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

c) in compliance with Article 13 of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan «On Prosecutor’s Office», determine the compliance of the orders and other acts of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Uzbekistan (except the acts of individual nature) with the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

d) in compliance with Article 16 of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan «On the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan», consider the matter granting consent for arraignment on criminal or administrative liability, as well as taking into custody or home arrest of the judge of the Constitutional Court;

e) in compliance with Article 17 of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan «On the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan», suspend powers of judge of the Constitutional Court;

f) in compliance with Article 11 of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan «On the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan» adopt the Rules of Procedure of the Constitutional Court.

The Constitutional Court may also consider other matters related to the organization of its operations.

Article 3. Main principles of the Constitutional Court’s activity

The main principles of the Constitutional Court’s activity shall be adherence to the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, independence, collegiality, publicity and equality of the judges’ rights.

Article 4. Adherence to the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan

When hearing the cases, The Constitutional Court shall be guided solely by the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 5. Independence of the Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court and its judges during their activity shall be independent and submit solely to the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The judges of the Constitutional Court, while making a decision, shall express their legal stand devoid of considerations of practical expediency, political inclinations and other foreign influences.

Interference into the Constitutional Court’s activity shall be barred and entail liability according to law.

Independence of the judges of the Constitutional Court shall be secured by procedure of election of judges of the Constitutional Court established by the law and termination of their powers, immunity of the judges, mandatory order of the constitutional judicial proceedings, secret conference of the judges while reaching a decision, existence of liability for dishonor for the Constitutional Court or interference with its activities, establishment of necessary organizational and technical conditions for operations of the Constitutional Court, as well as sufficient financial and social security of the judges.

Article 6. Collegiality

Hearing of cases and making decisions shall be conducted collegially at the Constitutional Court.

Article 7. Publicity

The Constitutional Court sessions, as a rule, shall be conducted publicly.

Article 8. Equality of the rights of the Constitutional Court judges

When hearing the matters by the Constitutional Court and voting on the matters under consideration, Chairman, Deputy Chairman and the members of the Constitutional Court, as judges, shall enjoy equal rights.

Article 9. Adversariality and equity of the parties

Hearing of the cases in the Constitutional Court shall be carried out on the basis of adersariality and equity of the parties.

The parties enjoy equal rights and opportunities to present their stand with regard of the case under hearing.

Article 10. Presumption of constitutionality of the legal acts

The legal acts shall be held constitutional unless its incompliance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan is not established by the decision of the Constitutional Court passed as a result of the court proceedings.

Article 11. Provision of comprehensive, full, and objective examination of the case circumstances while hearing the matters

While hearing cases, the Constitutional Court shall not be upheld by the arguments of the parties. The Constitutional Court, not limiting itself with the presented materials, explanations, and testimony, is obliged to take all measures for comprehensive, full, and objective examination of the circumstances of the case, securing the rights of parties, that of other participants, their due implementation of the responsibilities they are charged with.

Article 12. Language of the judicial proceedings

The proceedings at the Constitutional Court shall be administered in the state language of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The participants of the session lacking the knowledge of the state language may plead and make statements in native language and utilize the services of the interpreter.

II. GENERAL MATTERS OF THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

Article 13. Organisational form of the constitutional court proceedings

The Constitutional Court shall hear the cases referred to its competence by the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the court sessions.

The Court sessions shall be convened by the Chairman, in his absence — by Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court, and in the case of absence of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court and his deputy, or in the case of their inability to implement their duties — by the eldest judge of the Constitutional Court.

Article 14. Structure of the Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court shall have authority to hear cases at the court session at participation of not less than four judges of the Constitutional Court (quorum).

Article 15. Constancy of the Constitutional Court

Cases shall be heard by the Constitutional Court, as a rule, in the same body of judges.

Article 16. Challenge of judge of the Constitutional Court and order of its permission

The judge of the Constitutional Court may not participate in hearing of case if:

The judge participated earlier due to his office in preparation of the act constitutionality of which is subject for examination;

The judge is relative of a party of other individual participating in the case;

The judge in person, directly or indirectly, has vested interest in the outcome of the case or there are other circumstances evoking doubt about his impartiality.

At the presence of the circumstances specified in the part one of the present clause must withdraw his candidacy prior to hearing of the case.

Challenge of the judge of the Constitutional Court shall be done through motivated ruling passed by majority the judges participating in the session after hearing the judge the matter of whose challenge must be addressed.

Article 17. Participants of the constitutional court proceedings

The following shall be participants of the constitutional court proceedings: the parties, their representatives; witnesses; experts; specialists; translators, and other participants of the constitutional court proceedings.

Article 18. Parties and their representatives

The parties in the constitutional proceedings are the government body or official having submitted the matter for consideration by the Constitutional Court; the government body or official having passed (issued) the legal act constitutionality of which is subject to examination; the government body in whose competence are the matters contained in the inter-state treaty of other obligation of the Republic of Uzbekistan; the Chambers of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on the cases on interpretation of norms of the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and issuing the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan permission on dissolution of the Legislative Chamber, the Senate of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan; the Jokargi Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakistan on the cases on providing conclusion on compliance of the Constitution Республики Каракалпакстан to the Constitution Of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and the laws of the Republic of Karakalpakistan to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

When hearing of a matter in the Constitutional Court is initiated by the judges of the Constitutional Court, the government body whose application was the reason to submit the matter shall be a party.

The party shall be entitled to have one or more representatives that represent its interests in the Constitutional Court. When a matter is submitted for hearing in the Constitutional Court by a group of deputies or senators, they must appoint one or several representatives.

Advocates, specialists, and other individuals may act as representatives on the basis of Power of Attorney issued by the party with specification of the powers.

Heads of the government bodies and legal entities specified in Parts one and two of the present article, may act as representatives of parties ex officio. Representatives of parties ex officio represent interests of the parties without Power of Attorney.

Article 19. Rights and obligations of the parties and their representatives

The parties and their representatives shall be entitles to examine all the materials of the case; to voice their stand of the case; submit written opinions; to move, including on challenging the judge, appointment of expert examination, summoning witnesses, experts, and specialists to the court; to nominate to experts and specialists; ask the participants of the constitutional proceedings questions.

The parties and their representatives must report on the summoning of the Constitutional Court; to be respectful to the participants of the constitutional proceedings at the court session; provide explanations and answer the questions of the Presiding judge at the court session, other judges of the Constitutional Court, and participants of the constitutional proceedings; obey ordinances of the Presiding judge at the court session on keeping order.

Article 20. Other participants of the constitutional proceedings

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, his deputies, the Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, his deputies, Prime Minister Of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Chairman the Jokargi Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakistan, the Chairman of the Supreme court of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Chairman of the Higher Economic Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Prosecutor General and Minister of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan may take part in the sessions of the Constitutional Court.

The officials specified in the part one of the present article shall be entitled to examine all the materials of the case; to voice their opinion on the case; submit written opinions; ask the participants of the constitutional proceedings questions.

Members of the Research and Consultation Council under the Constitutional Court, scholars, political and public figures, deputies, judges, representatives of the international organizations, the government bodies, public associations, research and higher educational institutions may take part in the Constitutional Court sessions under invitation of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court or the Presiding judge at the court session. They may voice their opinion on the case upon permission of the Presiding judge at the court session.

Article 21. Witness, his rights and obligations

The witness is an individual who possesses necessary information or materials on the circumstances significant for resolution of the case in the Constitutional Court.

The witness shall be entitled to use notes, documents, and other materials while testifying that may be subjoined to the case file under his move; to obtain reimbursement of the incurred expenses related to his appearance in the Constitutional Court.

The witness is obliged to appear under summoning of the Constitutional Court; testify truly and in full on the information on the case in hearing known to himself; submit the respective materials he disposes upon request from the court; to answer questions of the Presiding judge at the court session, other judges of the Constitutional Court, and the participants of the constitutional proceedings.

Before testifying at the court session, the witness takes obligation of the following meaning:

«I pledge to testify at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan truly and fully on information and materials relating to the case in hearing know by myself and truly and fully answer questions».

The undertaking shall be signed by the witness and transmitted to the clerk of the court session to subjoin to the records of the court session.

Article 22. Expert, his rights and obligations

The expert is an individual not interested in the outcomes of the case possessing special knowledge in the matters subject to resolution by the Constitutional Court and involved to provide expert opinion.

The expert shall be entitled to examine the materials of the case related to the matter of expert examination and make notes on necessary information; move on providing additional materials necessary for providing expert opinion; to ask, under permission of the Presiding judge at the court session, the participants of the court session questions in the part necessary to provide expert opinion; to be reimbursed for incurred expenses and receive remuneration for the work done outside the scope of his job responsibilities.

The expert shall be obliged to provide objective and grounded opinion on the questions posed by the Constitutional Court; to appear upon summoning of the Constitutional Court; to explain the meaning of the prepared opinion; to answer truly and in full the questions of the Presiding judge at the court session, other judges of the Constitutional Court, and the participants of the constitutional proceedings.

Before speaking at the court session, the expert takes obligation of the following meaning:

«I pledge to provide the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the objective and grounded opinion based on examination of provided materials and truly and fully answer questions according to my knowledge and qualifications».

The undertaking shall be signed by the expert and transmitted to the clerk of the court session to subjoin to the records of the court session.

Article 23. Specialist, his rights and obligations

The specialist is an individual not interested in the outcomes of the case possessing special knowledge in the matters subject to resolution by the Constitutional Court and involved to provide expert opinion.

The specialist shall be entitled to know the purpose of his summoning to the Constitutional Court, to examine the materials of the case related to the matter of his examination; to ask, under permission of the Presiding judge at the court session, the participants of the court session questions in the part necessary to provide his opinion; to obtain necessary information; to be reimbursed for incurred expenses and receive remuneration for the work done outside the scope of his job responsibilities.

The specialist shall be obliged to appear in the Constitutional Court upon summoning; to answer truly and in full the questions of the Presiding judge at the court session, other judges of the Constitutional Court, and the other participants of the constitutional proceedings.

Before speaking at the court session, the specialist takes obligation of the following meaning:

«I pledge to truly and fully answer questions based on examination of provided materials according to my knowledge and qualifications».

The undertaking shall be signed by the specialist and transmitted to the clerk of the court session to subjoin to the records of the court session.

Article 24. Translator, his rights and obligations

The specialist is an individual not interested in the outcomes of the case mastering the languages knowledge of which is necessary for translation and participating in the court session in the cases, when a participant of the constitutional proceedings does not know or knows insufficiently the language of the constitutional proceedings, as well as for translation of written documents.

The translator shall be entitled, under permission of the Presiding judge at the court session, to ask the participants of the constitutional proceedings questions in order to clarify the meaning of the word and expressions he translates; to be reimbursed for incurred expenses and receive remuneration for the work done outside the scope of his job responsibilities.

The translator shall be obliged to appear in the Constitutional Court upon summoning, provide precise and full translation he is charged with.

Before translating, the translator takes obligation of the following meaning:

«I pledge to provide precise and full translation I am charged with».

The undertaking shall be signed by the specialist and transmitted to the clerk of the court session to subjoin to the records of the court session.

Article 25. Court expenses

The court expenses consist of the amounts due for payment to the experts, specialists, witnesses, translators, as well as of other expenses related to hearing the case.

Expenses of experts, specialists, and translators involved in connection of hearing of the cases in the Constitutional Court shall be reimbursed and remuneration shall be paid in accordance with the laws.

Expenses connected with appearance of the witnesses at the court sessions shall be reimbursed in accordance with the laws.

Article 26. Timetable of the hearing of cases

The Constitutional Court shall begin to examine the matter not later than seven day period from the moment of receiving the materials provided they meet the specified requirements.

The decision on the matter under consideration shall be made at the Constitutional Court not later that three month from the moment of receiving the respective materials.

III. SUBMISSION OF THE MATTER FOR HEARING IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT. PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION AND PREPARATION OF THE MATTER FOR HEARING

Article 27. Right to introduce a matter to the Constitutional Court

The right to introduce a matter for the hearing of the Constitutional Court shall be possessed by the chambers of the Oliy Majlis, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, the Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, the Jokargi Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakistan, a group of deputies not less than one fourth of the total number of the deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, a group of senators not less than one fourth of the total number of the members of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, the Chairman of the Supreme Court, the Chairman of the Higher Economic Court and the General Prosecutor of the Republic of Uzbekistan. A matter can also be introduced by the initiative of not less than three judges of the Constitutional Court.

Article 28. Requirements to the matter to be introduced for hearing at the Constitutional Court

The matter shall be introduced for hearing at the Constitutional Court by collegial bodies based on their decision made as established by the laws. The matter introduced for hearing at the Constitutional Court by the official specified in Article 27 of the present Rules of Procedure shall be done in written. Such an application shall be signed by the relevant official. Introduction of the matters by the initiative of judges of the Constitutional Court shall be done in the form of initiative application signed by those judges.

The following must be specified in the decision or application on introduction of a matter for hearing in the Constitutional Court:

the exact name, reference number, data of passing, source of publication, and other data on the act subject to examination;

the grounds for hearing the matter in the Constitutional Court;

the stand on the posed matter and legal justification with reference to the relevant norms of the Constitution Of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

the necessary data on introducing person, his powers, except for the cases, when introduction is done ex officio;

the list of attached documents.

Article 29. Materials attached to the introduced matter

The following shall be attached to the decision or application addressed to the Constitutional Court:

the text of the act subject to examination or that of the norm of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan subject to interpretation;

the Power of Attorney or other document confirming powers of the introducing person, except for the cases, when introduction is done ex officio;

translation of all the documents and other materials written in the languages other than the state language into the state language;

when the matter is introduced by the reason of application of an individual or legal person not entitled to introduce the matter for hearing in the Constitutional Court, a copy of such application.

The lists of witnesses, experts, and specialists who are proposed to be summoned to the court session, as well as other documents and materials may be attached to the application.

Article 30. Preliminary examination of the matter

The filed decision or application on introducing a matter for hearing in the Constitutional Court shall be subject for mandatory registration in compliance with the rule of proceedings in the Constitutional Court.

The Chairman of the Constitutional Court shall charge one or several judges of the Constitutional Court to examine preliminarily the filed decision or application for its compliance with the requirements set force by the laws and the present Rules, and prepare the case for hearing.

Having implemented the task the judge shall report to the Chairman of the Constitutional Court on the results of examination and readiness of the case for hearing.

Having heard the judge’s opinion of readiness of the case for hearing the Chairman of the Constitutional Court shall convene the session of the Constitutional Court for making decision on acceptance of the matter for hearing.

Article 31. Acceptance of the case for hearing

The ruling shall be passed on acceptance of the case for hearing that shall address the matters of the beginning of the proceedings, appointment of presenting judge on the case, procedure of hearing, as well as other matters in connection with preparation of the case for hearing.

The participants of the constitutional proceedings shall be notified on the passed ruling within three days.

Article 32. Refusal to accept the matter for hearing

The Constitutional Court shall refuse to accept the matters for hearting, if:

resolution of the submitted matter is not within the scope of the Constitutional Court;

the matter had been introduced by unauthorized government body or official;

on the matter of application to the Constitutional Court, decision had been made earlier still in force, except for the cases of presence of the ground for re-consideration of the Constitutional Court’s decisions.

The ruling of the Constitutional Court shall be passed on refusal to accept the matter for hearing.

Article 33. Withdrawal of the introduced matter

The matter introduced for hearing by the Constitutional Court may be withdrawn before beginning of the hearing of the case at the court session. In the case of withdrawal of the matter, the proceedings on the case shall be discontinued.

Article 34. Merger and demerger of the cases

The matters introduced in the Constitutional Court, shall be heard, as a rule, in separate proceedings.

For the purpose of comprehensive, full, and objective consideration of the cases, the Constitutional Court shall be entitled to merge and/or demerge cases.

Article 35. Powers of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court on preparation of the case for hearing

The general supervision over preparation of the case for hearing at the court session shall be carried out by the Chairman of the Constitutional Court.

The Chairman of the Constitutional Court shall define scope of persons to be invited to the court session, commission tasks on organization of the court session, as well as on sending necessary material to the participants of the constitutional proceedings and handing them over to the judges.

Article 36. Powers of presenting judge on preparation of the case for hearing

The presenting judge, while preparing the case for hearing at the court session, according to the powers of the Constitutional Court, shall:

prepare proposals on sending requests of the Constitutional Court in the government bodies, other organizations, officials, as well as carrying out other preparatory actions necessary for hearing of the case;

in the case of necessity, examines the materials of the case in person visiting the site, as well as hold consultations with specialists;

develop a reference memo and prepare other materials on the case;

address other matters relating to the case.

Article 37. Binding power of the requests of the Constitutional Court

The requests of the Constitutional Court shall be binding for the government bodies, public associations, enterprises, institutions, officials, and citizens.

Article 38. Notification on the court session. Dispatch of the materials

The notification on the court session, copies of the decisions or applications on introducing the matter for hearing in the Constitutional Court, and received opinions shall be sent to the judges of the Constitutional Court and parties not later than nine days prior to the beginning of the session. The notification on the court sessions and information memo on the case in question shall be sent to other participants of the constitutional proceedings not later than a week prior to the beginning of the session.

IV. HEARING OF THE CASE AT THE SESSION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

Article 39. Location of holding the court session

The court session shall be held in the place of permanent residence of the Constitutional Court.

The Constitutional Court may hold the court session in different place, if finds it necessary.

Article 40. Procedures of holding the court session

The court session shall be held in compliance with the present Rules of Procedure.

When the judges of the Constitutional Court enter in and exit from the court session room, all the participants of the court session shall rise. All the participants of the court session and other persons attending in the session room must respect the Constitutional Court and established rules of the court proceedings and etiquette, obey the ordinances of the Presiding judge at the court session on respecting the order of the session.

The participants of the court session address the Constitutional Court, provide explanations, testify, move, and ask questions standing. Deviation of this rule shall be allowed under permission of the Presiding judge in the court session.

The participants of the court session, while hearing of the case in open court session, shall enjoy the right to document the course of the court session from their seats in the session room. In this circumstance, audio records, photo, video records, as well as TV and radio translation of the court session shall be allowed upon permission of the Presiding judge at the court session. These actions must not hamper the course of court session and may be limited in time by the Presiding judge at the court session.

Violation of the order at court session, disobeying to the ordinances of Presiding judge at the court session on respecting the order, neglect of the rules established in the Constitutional Court entail liability as established by the laws.

Article 41. The Presiding judge at the court session and his powers

The Chairman of the Constitutional Court shall preside at the court sessions, in his absence or under his commission — the Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court and in the case of absence of the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman or their impossibility to fulfill their duties — the eldest judge of the Constitutional Court.

The Presiding judge at the court session shall run the session. He shall take all necessary measures to secure comprehensive, full, and objective consideration by means of:

providing the parties and their representatives with equal opportunities to deliver explanations on the all circumstances of case, to justify their arguments, and ask questions each other in order to reveal and clarify their stands;

checking and evaluation by the court of oral and written opinions of the experts;

hearing the opinions of the specialists summoned to the court for testifying on the case;

providing the parties and other participants of the constitutional proceedings with the opportunity to ask experts, specialists, and witnesses questions on the circumstances of the case in hearing;

analysis, by the Constitutional Court, of documents produced by the parties and other participants of the court session, as well as requested by the court;

documentation of the course and results of the court deliberation.

The Presiding judge at the court session shall eliminate form the deliberation all that has not relation to the case in hearing. He shall be entitled to interrupt the speech of a party or its representative, other participants of the constitutional proceedings, if the speaker goes outside the bounds of the subject of the matter in hearing or allows statements rough in form or content, violates the rules of proceeding established in the court.

The Presiding judge at the court session shall lead the conference of the judges of the Constitutional Court in the chambers providing them with opportunity for free and unimpeded voicing their opinions.

Article 42. Powers of the judge in hearing the case in the court session

The judge of the Constitutional Court participating in the court session shall be entitled to:

ask the parties, their representatives, other participants of the constitutional proceedings questions;

receive explanations from the participants of the constitutional proceedings on the merit of the matter under consideration in the court session;

submit proposals, move;

voice his opinion of procedure matters.

The judge of the Constitutional Court cannot be suspended from participation in the court session, if his powers are suspended or terminated as established by the laws, except for the cases of redressal of the judge’s letter on non-acceptance of nomination or move on his challenge in accordance with the present Rules.

Article 43. Power of the court session clerk

The court session clerk shall be appointed from among employees of staff of the Constitutional Court as established by the Constitutional Court.

On the commission of the Presiding judge at the court session, the clerk of the court session shall:

check appearance of the court session participants, identify the reasons of non-appearance, and report that to the Constitutional Court;

implement tasks from the Presiding judge at the court session;

take records of the court session and provide its timely documentation;

implement other actions necessary for carrying out the court session and hearing the case at the session.

Article 44. Records of the court session

Records shall be taken at the court session. The following must be contained in the records:

time and place of the court session;

the body of court and clerk of the court session;

agenda;

data on the participants of the court session;

actions of the Constitutional Court in the order they took place, their results;

explanations of the parties and their representatives;

testimonies of witnesses, opinions of the experts and specialists, questions they were asked and answers to the questions;

statements of other participants of the constitutional proceedings;

information on facts and circumstances that the participants of the court session requested to certify in the records;

wordings of protocol decisions made by the Constitutional Court.

If during the court session audio and/or video recording was employed, then audio or video files shall be enjoined to the records of the court session which is noted in the records.

The participants of the court session shall be entitled to move for the facts and circumstances they consider essential for the case be entered into the records.

All the amendments and compliments must be stipulated in the records.

The records must be documented within five days since end of the session.

The records of the court session shall be signed by the Presiding judge at the court session and clerk of the court session and enjoined to the files of the case.

Parties and their representatives shall have the right to get familiarized with the court session records and make comments regarding the records, which shall be reviewed by the Presiding judge unilaterally within ten days. The Presiding judge in the court session upon review of stated comments regarding the court session records shall render a decision on entering the comments in the records or denying the motion.

Article 45. Directness of case review and continuity of court session

In reviewing cases the Constitutional Court directly hears explanations of parties, their representatives, witness testimonies, expert evaluations, specialist opinions, speeches by other participants of the constitutional court proceeding, and announces the necessary documents.

Documents, at the disposal of judges and parties, may be left unannounced, if the content thereof is stated verbally in the course of the court proceeding. However, if any of judges or court proceeding participants insists on their full or partial announcement, it shall be done by decision of the Presiding judge at the court session.

The Constitutional Court hearing on each case lasts, as a rule, continuously, except the time, allocated for rest or preparation of closing statement of the hearing participants. A recess in the hearing can be announced upon the motion of either party for additional examination of the materials, introduced by the other party, as well as in cases when circumstances impeding the normal course of the proceeding arise.

Article 46. Adjourning of court hearing

The Constitutional Court hearing shall be adjourned in cases:

if the case the Court considers is not properly built;

of non-appearance in the hearing of a party, representative thereof, witness, expert, specialist, interpreter, whose appearance has been declared mandatory, if their absence may impact the adjudication of the case;

of failure to introduce or untimely introduction of documents or other materials, if they are of substantial meaning for the case adjudication;

if the Constitutional Court judge, a party, or representative of a party moves for adjournment, due to the necessity of additional examination of case materials;

of absence of quorum of the Constitutional Court judges in the court session;

of presence of other circumstances impeding comprehensive, full and objective adjudication of the case, including in cases of violation of court proceeding rules.

The Constitutional Court shall render a resolution on adjourning the hearing by simple majority of the Constitutional Courtjudges present at the session. The Constitutional Courtshall set a date to which the hearing is postponed.

The hearing shall resume from the moment at which it has been adjourned. Witnesses, experts, specialists who have already testified before the Constitutional Court shall be called only if the Court considers it necessary.

Article 47. Opening of the court session

The Presiding judge at the session, upon verification that no basis for adjourning the court hearing exists as provided in part one of Article 46 of the present Rules of Procedure, shall open the session and announce the panel of the Constitutional Court, the case for hearing, who is participating in the case as a party, party representative, witness, experts, specialist, interpreter and other participants of constitutional court proceeding.

Article 48. Verification of appearance of the hearing participants, their identification and powers

Upon prompting by the Presiding judge at the court session, the clerk secretary of the court session shall announce the appearance of the hearing participants.

The clerk at the court session shall announce which participants of the hearing failed to appear, whether the subpoenas have been served them in a timely manner and what information is available on reasons of non-appearance.

The Presiding judge at the court session when necessary shall identify the participants present at the session, the powers of party representatives acting on the Power of Attorney or other type of document, authorizing to represent the interests of the appropriate party.

Article 49. Consequences of non-appearance of the court session participants

In case of non-appearance of a party(parties) or representatives thereof at the court session the Constitutional Court shall rule on commencing or adjourning the hearing. If the official who is a party in the proceeding failed to appear in the hearing or in the case of absence of properly documented powers of a party representative, the Presiding judge at the court session brings up for discussion of judges the issue of hearing the case ex parte or in the absence of the party representative.

In case of non-appearance of any witnesses, experts or specialists at the court session the Constitutional Courtshall hear statements of the parties about the possibility of hearing the case in their absence. After that the Court renders a resolution on continuing or adjourning the hearing.

Article 50. Reading the participants of the court session their rights and responsibilities

The Presiding judge at the court session shall explain the interpreter his/her responsibility to fully and accurately interpret statements of the judge, explanations and statements of case participants, orders of the presiding judge at the court session, documents announced at the hearing, questions asked at the hearing and answers to them, as well as decisions of the Constitutional Court.

The Presiding judge at the court session shall explain the hearing participants their rights and responsibilities. Besides, experts, specialists and witnesses shall be advised on the legal responsibility for unconscientious performance of duties, and experts and witnesses — on the liability for failure to perform the duties.

Article 51. Motions by court proceeding participants and the procedure of motion review

The Presiding judge at the court session shall ask the hearing participants whether they have motions requesting additional materials, calling other witnesses and invitation of new experts and specialists to the hearing.

In case of filing such motions in writing, they are announced during the hearing and enjoined to the case materials. Oral motions shall be included in the court proceeding records.

Article 52. Statement of the Presenting judge and setting the procedure of case materials examination

Case review shall begin with the statement of the Presenting judge, who states the subject-matter of the case, basis for the review, brief content of case materials in court’s disposal and informs about the preparation work that has been done on the issue. The Presenting judge in his statement shall not have the right to analyze arguments stated in the proposal and give the assessment.

Upon completion of the statement of the Presenting judge the Constitutional Court shall hear proposals by the parties and make decision on the procedure of the case materials review.

The procedure of the case materials examination established by the Constitutional Court shall be changed only by the Constitutional Court. Proposals made in the course of court hearing by judges of the Constitutional Court, relative to the procedure of case materials examination shall be reviewed by the Constitutional Court immediately.

Article 53. Explanation of parties and representatives thereof

Then the Presiding judge at the court hearing offers the parties to provide explanations on the merits of the case in hearing.

First the party that introduced the matter for the Constitutional Court review, or its representative shall make astatement, after that the Presiding judge at the court session shall give the opportunity to make a statement to the other party or its representatives. In case when a party’s position is advocated by several representatives, the order of their statements shall be determined by that party.

The party that introduced the issue for the Constitutional Court review, as well as its representative in their statements shall present the subject-matter of the issue introduced for the Constitutional Court review, legal arguments and evidence supporting their position. The other party or its representatives present their objections on the subject-matter, legal arguments and evidence in their support.

After statements of each party, their representatives the Presiding judge at the court session shall give the opportunity to judges to put questions for parties and their representatives; then the right to put questions for the party which made the statement shall be given to the other party and its representatives.

Experts and specialists may put questions for the parties and their representatives, when it is necessary to make expert evaluation or give specialist opinion.

Article 54. Examination of documents and other written case materials

By the proposal of the presiding judge at the court session the Presenting judge shall announce documents and other written case materials. After that the parties, their representatives may provide explanations relative to the announced documents and other materials.

Documents that have been provided in advance to the Constitutional Court judged and parties, their representatives or the ones the content of which have been stated in the course of the hearing do not need to be announced.

After examination of the case materials the Presenting judge at the court session shall advise the participants of court session on their right to move for complementing the case materials.

Article 55. The order of witness calling

The order of calling witnesses shall be determined by the Constitutional Court.

The Presiding judge at the court session proposes the witness to tell everything that the witness knows on the subject-matter of the case. Witnesses can be asked questions. First questions are shall be asked by the party or its representative that called the witness, then questions are asked by the other party or its representative, as well as other participants of the hearing. For witnesses called by the court’s initiative first questions are put by the party that introduced the issue to the Constitutional Court review, and its representative. Judges shall have the right to put questions for witnesses at any time.

The court may skip calling other witnesses, if it acknowledges that circumstance to be established by the witnesses have been already fully established.

Article 56. Expertevaluation. The order of calling experts and specialists

The Constitutional Court may appoint an expert evaluation, which shall be conducted by scientific organizations or certain specialists, who possess the necessary expertise and enough work experience in the appropriate field. Issues to be evaluated by experts shall be determined by Presenting judge or the Constitutional Court.

The order of calling experts, specialists in the court hearing shall be determined by the Constitutional Court.

The Presiding judge at the court session proposes the expert to read the expert evaluation or specialist opinion on the reviewed issue.

Experts, specialist may be asked question in the order, provided in part two of article 55 of the present Rules of Procedure.

Article 57. Testimony of other participants of constitutional court proceeding

Upon examination of presented materials, explanations of parties and their representatives, witness testimonies, expert evaluations, specialist opinions, the Court moves to hear other participants of constitutional court proceeding, if those participants wish to make statements.

Article 58. Closing statements of parties and their representatives

Parties and their representatives may make closing statements, which shall consist of analysis of materials and evidence that have been reviewed during the hearing, their legal assessment and meaning for the case adjudication, as well as conclusions and proposals of parties that they ask the Court to take into account in rendering a decision.

Article 59. Resuming of case materials review

After the closing statements of the parties, if the Constitutional Court deems necessary to explore new circumstances that have substantial significance for the proper case adjudication, or review new evidence, it can announce a recess of the session and postpone the case review.

Article 60. Dismissal of court proceeding

Court proceeding on the case can be dismissed in the following cases:

If in the course of hearing the basis for denying the petition for review was discovered;

If the law or certain provision of the law has lost its force or has been repealed after the court proceeding began;

If in the course of hearing it is established that the issue within scope of a law or other legal act, international treaty or other commitment of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which constitutionality is proposed to examine has not found its solution in the Constitution or is not in the scope of constitutional matters by its essence.

On the dismissal of the proceeding the Constitutional Courtshall adopt a resolution.

Repeated introduction to the Constitutional Court of the issue the proceeding on which has been dismissed, shall be allowed f the circumstances mentioned in the resolution of the Constitutional Court as the basis for dismissal of the proceeding are eliminated.

Article 61. Announcing the conclusion of case review

Upon completion of the review of all materials the Presiding judge at the court session shall announce the conclusion of case review, and inform that the decision of the Constitutional Court will be published within the terms established in the law. If the Constitutional Court deems necessary to announce the decision, the presiding judge at the court session announces the place, date and time of the decision announcement.

V. DECISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

Article 62. Decrees, findings and resolutions of the Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court on the merits of the case on constitutionality of law and international agreement shall adopt a decree. The decree shall be adopted by the Constitutional Court as an act of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In other cases decision of the Constitutional Court shall be called a finding or have other form.

On procedural matter of court session the Constitutional Court shall adopt resolutions.

Article 63. Procedure of judges’ deliberation for rendering a decisions

The Constitutional Court shall adopt a decision on reviewed cases in closed deliberation session. Only judges of the Constitutional Court, who reviewed the case shall participate in deliberations.

During deliberations the Constitutional Court judge has the right to freely express his/her position on the reviewed case and ask other judges to clarify their positions. The number and duration of judge statements shall not be limited. Finishing deliberations the presiding judge at the court session shall bring the proposed decision to voting.

Article 64. Rendering decision

Decision of the Constitutional Courtshall be adopted by open voting. The vote is taken by asking the judges by name. The Presiding judge at the court session votes the last.

Judge cannot abstain or refuse to participate in voting.

Decision of the Constitutional Courtshall be considered adopted if the majority of judges present in the session voted for it. Incase when votes are divided equally the vote of the Presiding judge at the court shall be the determining vote.

Judges shall not have the right to disclose the content of deliberations and results of voting.

Decision of the Constitutional Court on merit of the reviewed case shall be adopted not later than three months from the moment of receiving the relevant materials.

Article 65. Special opinion of the Constitutional Court judge

Judge of the Constitutional Court dissenting the adopted decision shall have the right to write special opinion, which shall be enjoined in the record of the Constitutional Court session.

Article 66. Content of the Constitutional Court decision

Decision of the Constitutional Court, as arule, consists of introduction, description, reasoning and disposition parts.

Introduction part has:

title of decision;

date and place of decision;

panel of the Constitutional Court that rendered decision;

necessary information on participants of the court proceeding;

statement of the issue, reasons for review;

provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan and of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, establishing the power of the Constitutional Court to review the case.

Description part shall have brief description of the issue for review and questions set by parties.

Reasoning part has:

Circumstances of the case, established by the Constitutional Court and grounds for the decision;

Laws that guided the Constitutional Court.

Disposition part has the decision statement, finality and mandatory nature of the decision, procedure of entering into legal force and publication.

Article 67. Publication of decisions of the Constitutional Court

Decrees, findings and other decisions of the Constitutional Court shall be published in the mass media.

The official sources of publication of decisions of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan are “Compilation of Legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, newspapers “Khalk Sozi” and “Narodnoe Slovo”, as well as “Bulletin of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.

Article 671. Placement of the decisions of the Constitutional Court on the National database of legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan and on the website of the Constitutional Court

The decision of the Constitutional Court within one day from the date of their rendering is sent to the Center of Legal Informatization under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the National database of legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

The Constitutional Court’s decisions are also posted on the website of the Constitutional Court.

Article 68. Dissemination of the Constitutional Court decisions

Decisions of the Constitutional Court shall be forwarded to the parties, as well as the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Presenting of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Chairman of the Senate of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Chairman of Jokargi Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Chairman of the Supreme Court, Chairman of the Higher Economic Court, Prosecutor General, and Minister of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Decisions of the Constitutional Courtmay also be forwarded to other persons pursuant to a notice of the Constitutional Court Chairman.

Article 69. Legal force of the Constitutional Court decisions

Decisions of the Constitutional Courtshall enter into force from the date of its publication.

Decisions of the Constitutional Court shall be final and is not subject to appeal.

Decisions of the Constitutional Court shall be mandatory for all government agencies, public associations, enterprises, institutions, organizations, officials and citizens.

Article 70. Review of decisions of the Constitutional Court

Decision of the Constitutional Court may be reviewed by the Court by the Court’s initiative, if:

substantive circumstances have been discovered, unknown to the Constitutional Court at the time of rendering decision;

the constitutional provision which served as a basis for the rendered decision has changed;

the Constitutional Court acknowledges that a decision has been rendered in violation of established procedural rules.

VI. PROCEDURAL RULES FOR CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF CASES

Article 71. Court proceeding in cases of review the constitutionality of laws

The Constitutional Court shall render decision only on certain laws, the constitutionality of which is challenged.

The Constitutional Court, upon reviewing the constitutionality of certain law, may also simultaneously render a decision regarding the laws based on the reviewed law or repeating its provisions, even though the latter were not included in the issue introduced for the Constitutional Court review.

The Constitutional Court by reviewing the constitutionality of law in full or its part shall determine its conformity to the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

by substance of provisions;

by form of the law;

from the standpoint of delineation of powers of government agencies and officials determined in the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

by the order of adoption (publication) of the act, as well as its official publication and entering into force.

On the results of case review the Constitutional Court shall adopt one of the following decrees:

on announcing law or its part as contradictory to the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

on announcing law or its part in conformity with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Laws and their parts, announced by the Constitutional Court as contradictory to the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, shall be void and cannot be enforced.

On results of case review on constitutionality of laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan the Constitutional Court along with announcing law of the Republic of Uzbekistan or its part in conformity with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, has the right to issue official interpretation of the provision of the law, if it finds that the practice of wrong enforcement of the law or its part exists.

Article 72. Court proceeding on cases of review of constitutionality of international treaty or other obligation of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The limits of conformity of international agreement or other obligation of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, shall be established by part three of Article 71 of the present Rules of Procedure, taking into account the peculiarities of the case.

On the results of case review the Constitutional Court shall adopt one of the following decrees:

on announcing international treaty or other obligation of the Republic of Uzbekistan as contradictory to the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

on announcing international treaty or other obligation of the Republic of Uzbekistan in conformity with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 73. Proceeding on cases requesting to evaluate the conformity of the Constitution of the Republic of Karakalpakstan to the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, laws of the Republic of Karakalpakstan — to laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The limits of determination of conformity of the Constitution of the Republic of Karakalpakstan to the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, laws of the Republic of Karakalpakstan — to laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall be established by part three of article 71 of this Rules of Procedure, taking into account the peculiarities of the case.

On results of cases review the Constitutional Court shall adopt one of the following findings:

on announcing the Constitution of the Republic of Karakalpakstan or its part contradictory to the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

on announcing the Constitution of the Republic of Karakalpakstan or its part in conformity with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

on announcing the law of the Republic of Karakalpakstan or its part contradictory to the law of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

on announcing the law of the Republic of Karakalpakstan or its part in conformity with the law of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 74. Proceeding on cases on interpretation of provisions of the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Official interpretation of provisions of the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall be issued in case of finding ambiguities in them, and improper or contradictory enforcement practice.

Decisions or petitions on introducing an issue for official interpretation of norms of the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall have reasons for and evidence of ambiguities, and improper or contradictory enforcement practice.

On results of case review the Constitutional Court shall adopt a decision, the disposition part of which shall have the official interpretation of the clause of the Constitution or of law of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In the process of official interpretation of the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan the introduction of addenda, amendments, complements aimed at clarification of clauses shall not be allowed.

Article 75. Proceeding on cases of introduction of draft law to the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Constitutional Court shall have the right to bring legislative initiative on issues within the scope of its powers.

Draft law shall be prepared in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On the Procedure of Preparation of Draft Laws and their Introduction to the Legislative Chamber of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.

On the results of case review the Constitutional Court shall adopt a decision on introduction of the draft law to the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The disposition part of the decision shall have the name of representative of the Constitutional Court, who will be participating in review of the draft law in the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The text of the draft law to be introduced shall be enclosed in the decision.

Article 76. Proceeding on cases for consent to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to make a decision on dissolution of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis, the Senate of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Constitutional Court in rendering decision on consent to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to make a decision on dissolution of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis, the Senate of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan determines the existence or absence of facts of:

coming into existence of insuperable discord in the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis, the Senate of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which jeopardizes their normal functioning;

repeatedly adoption of decisions in violation of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

coming into existence of insuperable discord between the Legislative Chamber and the Senate, which jeopardizes normal functioning of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

On the results of case review the Constitutional Court shall adopt one of the following decisions:

on giving consent to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistanto make a decision on dismissal of the Legislative Chamber, the Senate of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

on denial to give consent to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to make a decision on dismissal of the Legislative Chamber, the Senate of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 77. Proceeding on cases of reviewing the conformity of orders and other acts of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Uzbekistan (except acts of private nature) to the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The limit of determination the conformity of orders and other acts of Prosecutor General of the Republic of Uzbekistan (except acts of private nature) or parts thereof with the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall be established by part three of article 71 of these Rules, taking into account the peculiarities of the case.

On the results of case review the Constitutional Court shall render one of the following decrees:

on announcing an order or other act of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Uzbekistan (except acts of private nature) or parts thereof as contradicting the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

on announcing an order or other act of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Uzbekistan (except acts of private nature) or parts thereof in conformity with the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 78. Proceeding on cases of giving consent to criminal prosecution or administrative liability, as well as taking into custody or home arrest of judge of the Constitutional Court

Recommendation on giving consent to criminal prosecution or administrative liability, as well taking into custody or home arrest of judge of the Constitutional Court shall be reviewed by the Constitutional Court within seven days from the date of filing the recommendation.

The court shall hear the official who filed the recommendation or representative of the appropriate agency, the judge, in whose respect the consent to criminal prosecution or administrative liability, as well taking into custody or home arrestis being sought. The Constitutional Court has the right to request additional materials relevant to the filed recommendation.

The Constitutional Court shall render one of the following decision:

on giving consent to criminal prosecution or administrative liability of the Constitutional Court judge, or taking into custody or home arrest;

on denial to give consent to criminal prosecution or administrative liability of the Constitutional Court judge, or taking into custody or home arrest.

Decision on cases of consent to criminal prosecution or administrative liability, as well as taking into custody or home arrest of the Constitutional Court judge shall enter into force from the moment of adoption.

Article 79. Proceeding on cases on suspension of powers of the Constitutional Court judge

Suspension of powers of the Constitutional Court judge shall be executed upon decision of the Constitutional Court, adopted no later than a month from the day of discovery of reasons for suspension. Suspension of powers of the Constitutional Court judge in case of criminal prosecution shall be executed simultaneously with consent for criminal prosecution of the judge.

The Constitutional Court shall suspend the powers of judge till the reasons for suspension are eliminated. Reinstatement of powers of the judge shall be endorsed by decision of the Constitutional Court.

VII. OTHER ISSUES OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT FUNCTION

Article 80. Office meetings

The Chairman of the Constitutional Court or Deputy Chairman shall call judges, staff of the administration of the Constitutional Courtto office meetings on issues of activities of the Constitutional Court and its administration.

In case of absence of Chairman of the Constitutional Court and Deputy Chairman or their inability to perform their duties office meetings shall be called by the judge senior by age.

Adopted decisions shall be entered in records of the office meeting.

Article 81. Powers of Chairman of the Constitutional Court in organization of activities of the Constitutional Court

The Chairman of the Constitutional Court shall:

manage the activities of the Constitutional Court, designate duties of judges;

represent the Constitutional Court in interaction with state bodies and other organizations, in international relations;

approve the structure and staff schedule of the Constitutional Court administration;

carry out general management of the Constitutional Court administration functions,

enjoy rights and fulfill obligations, vested in the Chairman by legislative acts in the capacity of a chief of legal entity;

perform other functions, related to organization of activities of the Constitutional Court.

The Chairman of the Constitutional Court adopts resolutions on the issue of organization of activities of the Constitutional Court.

Article 82. Powers of Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court

Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court shall enjoy all rights and fulfil obligations of judge of the Constitutional Court, perform functions of Chairman of the Constitutional Court in case of his/her absence or by Chairman’s commission.

Article 83. Financing the activities of the Constitutional Court

Financing the activities of the Constitutional Court shall be done from the state budget.

Article 84. Constitutional Court administration

In support of the Constitutional Court activities the Administration of the Constitutional Court shall be established. The functions of the Administration shall be based on the Charter of the Constitutional Court Administration.

Article 85. Record keeping in the Constitutional Court Administration

Record keeping in the Administration of the Constitutional Court shall be carried out in accordance with the Instruction of record keeping and control over implementation in the Administration of the Constitutional Court.

Article 86. Official publication of the Constitutional Court

Official publication of the Constitutional Court is «Bulletin of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan». Decisions of the Constitutional Court, materials of events organized by the Constitutional Court, as well as materials on co-operation of the Constitutional Court with agencies of constitutional control of foreign countries and international organizations are published in the Bulletin.

The composition of editorial board of the “Bulletin of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan» shall be approved by the Constitutional Court.

Article 87. Research and Consulting Board under the Constitutional Court

In support of judges of the Constitutional Court, to provide research and consulting assistance, research of certain issues, related to performance of functions by the Constitutional Court, strengthening its relations with legal research institutions, and practicing lawyers, the Research and Consulting Board shall be established under the Constitutional Court.

The Research and Consulting Board shall be established by the Constitutional Court. Members of the Board shall come from political and legal scholars and experts. The Board shall function pro bono. The Research and Consulting Board shall consist of Chairman, Deputy Chairman, research secretary and board members.

Article 88. Interaction of the Constitutional Court with government agencies and nongovernmental organizations

The Constitutional Court may have relations with government agencies and nongovernmental organizations outside of constitutional adjudication with the purpose of providing research and analytical support to the Constitutional Court activity, study of best practices, carrying out information exchange on mutually interesting topics.

Such relations shall be carried out by means of making agreements of co-operation, exchange of information, arranging of joint events, as well as in other forms.

Article 89. Interaction of the Constitutional Court with constitutional control bodies of foreign countries and international organizations

The Constitutional Court shall maintain relations with the bodies of constitutional control of foreign countries and international organizations, their representative offices in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Such relations of the Constitutional Court shall be carried out by means of making agreements of cooperation, mutual exchange of best practices, exchange of decisions and other information, arranging of joint events, as well as in other forms.

The Constitutional Court may be a member of international organizations in the sphere of constitutional justice.

Article 90. Entering into force of the Rules of Procedure of the Constitutional Court

This Rule of Procedure enters into force from the date of adoption.