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International Conference “Central Asian Law Forum: Commercial Law at the Time of Change: New Imperatives and International Standards”

Rustam Urinboyev's presentation on Living Law

Central Asian Law project continues to produce knowledge about Central Asia and sharing it with other scholars in this area. Thus, on the 27th of May the project members participated in a panel discussion at an international conference “Central Asian Law Forum: Commercial Law at the Time of Change: New Imperatives and International Standards”. The conference was organised by one of the project partners - Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT).

2 project members took part in different sessions and panel discussions of the conference by joining online, while two other guest researchers of the project at WIUT also participated at the conference in person while doing their secondment (guest research stay) at WIUT.

Principal investigator of the project Rustamjon Urinboyev presented his paper on “Living Law, Legal Culture and Corruption in Uzbekistan” and the researcher from Turkmenistan Berdymyrat Ovezmyradov presented his paper on “Regulatory quality and the rule of law measured by Worldwide Governance Indicators: insights from Central Asia”. The papers were delivered within the panel moderated by the guest researcher of the project Giulio Lo Bello, who is doing secondment at WIUT from the University of Latvia. Another guest researcher at WIUT from Marmara University – Oguz Dorken presented his paper on “Challenges and Opportunities on the implementation of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency in Uzbekistan” at another panel discussion within the conference.

The central place of the Forum concerns the correlation of the mainstream developments in the industry, technology and professional practice with the legal standards in place, that are also in the state of flux, as well as the effect of a new generation of law on social reality. It includes pivotal areas of international trade and investment, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, law & technology, green finance, and other contemporary areas of inquiry. The Forum is an opportunity to construe broader picture of the next generation commercial law domestically and regionally, in light of international standards and practices across the disciplines, in synergy with industry and legal practice.

Central Asian Law project remains committed to expanding the horizon of knowledge about the law, society and business environment in Central Asia. The project contributes to the transfer of knowledge through the exchange of researchers from European partners to Central Asian partners and vice versa.

Rustam Urinboyev's presentation on Living Law
Rustam Urinboyev's presentation on Living Law