Uzbekistan has become the member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), the Ministry of Justice said. The accession completion procedure took place on March 4 in the Netherlands with the participation of the Uzbek delegation, the Justice Ministry said in a statement.
With 83 Members (82 States and the European Union) representing all continents, the Hague Conference on Private International Law is a global inter-governmental organisation. After the accession of the Dominican Republic and Uzbekistan, the number of members reached 85.
Uzbekistan’s membership in the Hague Conference will help to further develop the Uzbek legal system in line with world standards, increasing the efficiency of protecting the rights of its citizens abroad, the statement added.
The country's membership in the HCCH entails amending The national legislation fin terms of simplification of the system of international legal assistance. International civil law disputes will be resolved faster and at minimal cost, the ministry noted.
It will also allow Uzbekistan to reflect national interests in international treaties in future.
Uzbekistan is already a party to three Hague conventions: on Civil Procedure (1954), Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (1961) and the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980).