Tajikistan - annual report 2016

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Working meeting at the German Institution of Arbitration during the study trip by representatives of the Tajik Ministry of Justice

Strategic Framework

Legal Policy Starting Point

Since obtaining its independence, Tajikistan has faced political and economic tensions. The political system in Tajikistan is institutionally not particularly strong and displays structures which are not free of personal dependencies. Long-term legal and judicial reform projects are initiated regularly. However, endeavours to make progress with necessary reforms are hampered by inadequately functioning state administrative and judicial structures, so that progress is only evident on a small scale.

The fragile security policy stability of recent years, the lack of future economic prospects and corruption have led to apathy by the population in connection with political processes in recent years.

In May 2016 several constitutional amendments were accepted in a referendum, including the possibility of the life-long presidency of the State President Rahmon as well as the reduction of the minimum age for presidential office to 30 years of age.

International support in the legal sphere remains essentially important for Tajikistan, which is burdened by stagnation and poverty.

Overall Concept

Consultation provided by the IRZ mainly concentrates on the subjects of investment law and arbitration in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and the newly established International Arbitration Tribunal of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Foci of Activity 2016

Civil and Commercial Law

  • Study trip to Germany by representatives of the Ministry of Justice on the subjects of investment law and arbitration
  • Seminar on investment protection law and arbitration with the Ministry of Justice in Dushanb
  • Advice to the working groups in the newly established International Arbitration Tribunal of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan

Outlook

The IRZ will continue its cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and the International Arbitration Tribunal of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan in 2017.

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