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Ulugbek MUHAMMADIEV
Commissioner of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Human Rights (Ombudsman)

Biography

Date of birth:
November 7, 1971.

Education:

The Faculty of Philosophy of the National University of Uzbekistan (1989-1993)

Candidate for political sciences (Ph.D.)


Work experience:

1993-1997
Teacher, researcher at the Faculty of Philosophy of the National University of Uzbekistan

1997-2004
Research assistant at the Institute for strategic and regional studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

2004-2005
Leading specialist at the Ministry of Higher and Secondary specialized education of the Republic of Uzbekistan

2005-2008
Ph.D. at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan
2008-2014
Deputy chairman of the executive Committee of Central Council of the Democratic Party “Milliy Tiklanish”

2010-2014
Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, Chairman of the faction of Democratic party “Milliy Tiklanish” at the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan

2015
(January-May)
Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations at the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan

2015
(May)
The Authorized Person of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Human Rights (Ombudsman)


Objectives and functions

The position of the Human Rights Commissioner of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan (hereinafter - Ombudsman) was established in 1995 on the initiative of the first President of the Republic of Uzbekistan I.A.Karimov.

The Ombudsman activities are regulated by the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On the Commissioner of the Oliy Majlis the Republic of Uzbekistan for Human Rights (Ombudsman)” and by other legal and regulatory documents of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The Ombudsman is an official empowered to ensure parliamentary control over the observance of legislation on human rights and freedoms by state bodies, enterprises, institutions, organizations and functionaries.

The institution of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Uzbekistan complements the existing forms of protection of the human rights and freedoms. The Ombudsman as well contributes to the improvement of the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan on human rights and brings it into line with the international law, facilitates the international cooperation and promotes public awareness of citizens in the field of human rights.

In accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the country’s laws the Ombudsman is elected by the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The candidacy to the post of the Ombudsman is proposed to the Chambers of Oliy Majlis by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. According to the legislation, the Ombudsman is an official independent from other state bodies and officials during the accomplishment of his/her powers and is accountable to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The main principles of the Ombudsman’s activities are legality, justice, democracy, humanism, openness and accessibility for everyone. The Report on the Ombudsman's activities is annually heard at the sessions of the Chambers of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan in accordance with the legislation.

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