The Research Institute of Legal Policy under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan is established by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On measures to radically improve the activities of judicial authorities and institutions in the implementation of state legal policy” (# 5410) on the basis of the Center for Legal Studies at the Tashkent State University of Law on April 13, 2018. According to the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan on June 11, 2018 “About measures on the organization of the activity of the Research institute of legal policy under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, the Research institute is a leading state research and scientific institution aiming at implementing a single state legal policy, strengthening of the rule of law and improving the activity of justice authorities.
The main objectives of the Research institute is to conduct scientific researches on significant issues of the legal policy of Uzbekistan, to increase scientifically the effectiveness of methodological support of the legislation, to qualitative organization of lawmaking activity, to formulate consistent and uniform law enforcement practice, to participate in the establishing the integrated system in raising the legal culture of the people.
The activity of the Research institute focuses on the following activities: to conduct scientific research and develop scientific concepts for legal advancement; to study and improve the activities of the judicial authorities; to analyze the law application practice in the judicial and legal sphere, to develop proposals for advancing the legislation; to identify legal problems causing inefficiency of public administration; to define main directions for the development of socio-economic legislation; to make proposals for improving the activities of the judicial system; to cooperate with leading foreign research institutes.
The Research institute consists of four departments: the department for study the legislation in the judicial and legal sphere, the department for study the regulation of legal relations in the social and economic sphere, the department for study the effectiveness of the state administration, the department for study and improvement of the activity of the justice authorities, and the general department.
Furthermore, the Research institute pays special attention to the international cooperation with foreign organizations engaged in the improvement of legislation, research and analytical work in various fields of law.
Currently, the Research institute conducts several important research projects. In particular, in accordance with paragraph 44 of the State Program on Implementation of the Strategy of Action in the five priority areas of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021, the Research institute has drafted a new Code on Administrative Violations. Also, pursuant to clause 47 of the State Program on the Research institute is working over the modernization of civil laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The Research institute has been an organizational center for the Tashkent Law Spring International Legal Forum, which took place on April 25-27, 2019, and it is also a responsible organization for the next Law forum in 2020.