Uzbek Journal of Legal Studies

Call for Papers for the 3rd Issue

UJOLS editorial committee is pleased to invite you to submit papers for the forthcoming 3rd Issue. We publish research papers, book reviews, expert opinions, and dissertations related to the legal system of Uzbekistan as well as central Asian countries both in English and Japanese.

     Deadline for submission:
・Abstract – 15th September 2018
・Full text – 1st November 2018
Thematic Tracks:
  • Rule of Law and Independence of Judiciary
  • Parliament and Political Parties
  • Administrative court, administrative procedure and administrative litigation
  • Public service and public servants
  • Local government
  • Protection of private property rights
  • Foreign investment protection
  • Legal aspects of foreign policy of Uzbekistan (border, water, trade, and immigration etc.)
  • Legal aspects of foreign trade
  • Crime prevention
  • Law and family
  • Legal services
  • Role of competition law in the liberalization of economy
  • Comparative legal analysis of central Asian countyries` development initiatives (such as Nurly Zhol Program, etc.)

UJOLS editorial committee invite you to participate either one of following calls.


  • Paper submission

Please submit a 1-page abstract (no more than 500 words) of the paper, no later than 15 September 2018. We expect to be able to announce the result of the paper selection in the end of October. The deadline for the submission of selected papers (no more than 10,000 words) will be 1st November 2018. You can find rules of paper submission in our home page :

  • Expert opinions

Scholars, graduate students and practitioners are also welcome to submit their expert opinion on some particular legal reform laid by Government of Uzbekistan. It should be a short piece with no more than 3000 words and include specific suggestion (policy option). Please submit your expert opinion through submission page of our home page until the 1st November, 2018. As an exception to our general rule, we accept expert opinions in one of the following languages: Uzbek, Russian, English and Japanese. For further inquiries on expert opinions, please contact Mr.Husain Radjapov (


  • Symposium in Japan

The organizers also announce a year-end symposium on the legal aspects of New Development Strategy of Uzbekistan. Several leading Central Asian experts in Japan are expected to take part in that symposium. We welcome all contributors to orally present their papers in this symposiumThe symposium will take place in the first half of December 2018 in Nagoya, Japan. Concrete dates of the symposium will be announced later. Successful applicants should inform organizers about their intention to participate no later than September 25. The applicants will be expected to bear the costs of their own travel and accommodation.

  • Prizes for best expert opinion

UJOLS team also announces a prize for best expert opinion! Prizes will go to respective contributors. We will announce the result of competition during the December symposium in Japan and winners will get their prizes.

For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Alisher Umirdinov (