International seminar on Issues of professional ethics of lawyers
As part of its INL project, Regional Dialogue cooperated with the Research Center under the Supreme Court of Republic of Uzbekistan and Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Uzbekistan in conducting an international seminar in Tashkent on September 26, 2016. The seminar was attended by judges and defense attorneys from various regions of Uzbekistan. A continuation of the »Bench-Bar« discussion was held under the title “Issues of professional ethics of lawyers: the experience of Uzbekistan and the United States” and engaged three international subject matter experts – Superior Court Judge Mark Mason and two defense counsels from Committee for Public Counsel Services, Beverly Chorbajian and Soudie Tahmassebipour (all from Boston, Massachusetts, USA). The experience of Uzbekistan was presented by Bakhtiyor Alibekov, Main Consultant of Research Center under the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Ravshan Akhmedov, Chairman of the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Guzal Sayfieva, Assistant of Chairman of the same institution. The event was underlined by open and opportune discussions among judges and defense lawyers on issues of the implementation of ethical and professional standards in their every day practice.