ICNL Legal Consultant Alexander Galaganov maintains constructive and cooperative relations
with various NGOs and international organizations operating in Uzbekistan. These include the
Soros Foundation, USAID, ABA/CEELI, Eurasia, DFID, ACDI/VOCA, CHF and other
organizations that have an active interest in ICNL s legislative projects.
ICNL regularly cooperates with the National Center for Human Rights of Uzbekistan and the
Institute of Monitoring of the Current Legislation of Oliy Majilis (Parliament) in the development
of legislation affecting the NGO sector in Uzbekistan.
In cooperation with the AED and Tax committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan, ICNL re
published 2000 copies of the manual on NGO taxation and accounting in Uzbek and Russian.
ICNL together with Committee on democratic institutions, non governmental organizations and
self governing bodies of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Legal Issues Research Center
and financial support of the OSI launched its project aimed to development of charity law.
ICNL together with Sub commission on issues of civil society institutions, mass media, and
protection of citizens' rights and freedoms of the Commission of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of
Uzbekistan was held round table dedicated to the discussion of the legal basis of foundations.
This round table was conducted in the form of public hearings.
By the special request of the Committee on democratic institutions, non governmental
organizations and self governing bodies of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan ICNL
provided comprehensive review of the international practice of legal regulation of foundations
and table commentary to draft law on Public Foundations. This commentary was distributed by
ICNL for governing bodies, international organizations and NGOs.
Gulnara Dosumova, Head of the NGO Renessance , Nukus, Karakalpakstan Region; Shamil
Asyanov, Chairman of the Legal NGO Legal Issues Research Center; Ilkhom Karimov, Chairman of
the Board, NGO Tashkent Business Club ; Ravshan Khakimov, Chairman of Law NGO Uzbek
Association of International Law ; Akhtam Shymardanov, Head of the NGO Chirchik dare ;
Tadjikhon Saidikramova, Director of NGO Association of Business Women of Uzbekistan ;
Gennadiy Figlin, Chairman of the Public Experts Council; Dina Mukhammadieva, NGO Hamroh .
Government Officials and Deputies of the Parliaments
Akmal Saidov, Parliamentarian, Chairman of the Committee of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of
Uzbekistan, on Democratic Institutes, NGO and Self Governing Bodies and Director of the National
Center for Human Rights of Uzbekistan; Shavkat Galiakbarov, Deputy Director of the National
Center for Human Rights of Uzbekistan; Jalloliddin Abdusatarov, Head of the NGO Bureau, Ministry
of Justice; Shukhrat Chulliev, Head of the Legal Department, Ministry of Justice; Akhtam Toursunov,
Director, and Mikhail Yusupovich Gasanov, Deputy Director of the Institute of Monitoring of the
Current Legislation of Olyi Majilis (Parliament); Sayera Rashidova, the Authorized Person for Human
Rights (Ombudsman); Rustam Bakhramov, Head of the Department on of Tax Methodology
Improvement, State Tax Committee of Uzbekistan.
In Kyrgyzstan, ICNL was able to attract $938 from Open Society Institute (OSI) to share the cost
of the Issyk kul workshop held in June on Drafting Instructions to the New Tax Code.
Counterpart and ICNL provided a combined $1920. In total the seminar cost $2858.
In Tajikistan, the brochure on The rules on how to apply to different government structures (2
pages), published with UNHCR support ($200).