II International Legal Forum "Tashkent Law Spring" is a major international legal event in Central Asia, which will be held on April 22-23 of 2021 in Tashkent, and organized by the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan in participation with partner organizations.
Many foreign ministers of justice, heads of courts and other government agencies, international organizations, representatives of leading legal and consulting firms around the world, lawyers, well-known scholars and experts in law and economics are expected to take part in the Forum.
Purpose of the Forum is to discuss modern trends and issues of law development and to create an open dialogue platform for leading international and local experts, as well as to inform the international legal community about the wide-scale legal reforms taking place in Uzbekistan.
The main topic of the Forum: Law 4.0. (Law in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution).
Why is it a main topic of the Forum?
Today, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing the world.
Artificial intelligence, block chain, nanotechnology is coming into the life of society. Along with the legal regulation of digital relations, the law also develops in a particular way. Therefore, there is a need for legal regulation of specific social relations.
It should be noted that according to experts of recruiting companies, the lawyers, along with other professions, might almost stop operating in traditional way by 2025. The report on “The Future of the legal profession"(The Law Society, the Association of advocates of England and Wales, 2016) by British researchers indicates that a legal field has also faced the emergence of new concepts. New concepts such as IT technology, “big data”, and “online litigation” emerged during the Fourth Industrial Revolution have a significant impact on legal system in many countries.
Similar to the other spheres, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will affect legal world, therefore the Uzbekistan’s legal system should also be ready for new challenges.
Forum events: discussion sessions, round tables...
The Forum participants have the opportunity to take part in total in 16 events, including lectures from international and local experts, discussion sessions, round tables, master classes.
The Forum starts with a Plenary session, which take place at the "Amir Temur" Hall of the “International Hotel Tashkent” in Tashkent on April 22, 2021. Numerous state and political figures, well-known experts, including Mr. Daren Tang (General Director of the International Intellectual Property Organization), Mr. Gianni Buquicchio (President of the Venice Commission), Mr. Sandie Okoro (Vice president of the World Bank Group), Mr. Lee Kang (the Minister of Legislation in South Korea), ministers of Justice of Great Britain, Singapore, and Japan.
The discussion sessions on April 22-23 will be devoted to the following legal issues:
- State legal policy in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution;
- Legal Tech and Law Tech;
- Regulatory Impact Assessment and Anti-Corruption Expertise;
- Digital opportunities for ensuring the openness of public authorities;
- Mediation and arbitration in the period of coronavirus restrictions;
- Features of the system of common (English) law;
- Protection of intellectual property: modern challenges, ways to overcome them;
- Policy implementation;
- Ensuring the independence, fairness and impartiality of the court in the digital age
Furthermore, the Forum holds round tables on "Best practices Public Services", "Prospects of legal information in digital era", "Electronic notary", «Prospects for the development of the advocacy ".
Finally, yet importantly, there will be a master-class on "Data and information management".
Language of the Forum: Uzbek, English and Russian.
For more information, please visit the website http://tashkentlawspring.uz or Contacts:
Tel: (+99871) 268-28-41, (+99871) 268-28-43
Research Institute of Legal Policy under the Ministry of Justice.
Taking into account today's epidemiological situation, the Forum is organized mainly in the form of video conferencing.