Development of Capacities of the National Human Rights Institutions

Project Overview

Project Title Development of Capacities of the National Human Rights Institutions
Project Number 00044497
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 0 - 500 000
Project Start – Project End January 25, 2006–September 30, 2009
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Other
Project Budget(EUR) 298,507
Implementing Organization / Consortium

UNDP, National Human Rights Center

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

UNDP Uzbekistan, 4,Shevchenko Str. Tashkent 700029, Uzbekistan

Tel.: 998-71 1203450
Fax: 998-71 1203485

Beneficiary National Human Rights Center

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Over the last decade, the Government of Uzbekistan has progressively established institutional structures for the promotion and protection of human rights, such as the National Human Rights Centre and the authorized Person for Human Rights (the Ombudsman). Strong efforts were required for their legal base, institutional establishment, identification, and bringing up new national talent to fill the human resource gap. Further development is needed to enhance legislation regulating their activities, improve procedural mechanisms, enhance knowledge and expertise of staff, improve technical and information resources, increase public awareness on rights and possibilities to properly utilize services of these institutions.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the project is to strengthen capacities of the national human rights institutions and relevant bodies to effectively fulfil their mandates for promotion and protection of human rights in Uzbekistan.

The project focuses primarily on activities relating to human rights matters that form part of the mandate and day-to-day work of operational national human rights institutions, which would consequently improve the promotion and protection of human rights.

Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Social Partnership, Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Training providers (public and private)
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Activity 1: Improvement of the work practices of the Ombudsman Office for better efficiency and effectiveness.


  • Purchase of the books and information materials related to human rights for the head and regional offices of the Ombudsman;
  • Procurement of ICT equipment for eight regional offices of the Ombudsman (Khorezm, Republic of Karakalpakstan, Namangan, Syrdarya, Andijan, Samarkand, Surhandarya and Kashkadarya);
  • Installation of the procured equipment in the regions;
  • Development of the network among the head office and its regional branches.

Activity 2: Development of the human resources through training, information and other education programs.


  • Organization of trainings, seminars, round-tables and conferences on topics related to human rights and relevant to the mandates of national human rights institutions and relevant bodies;
  • Assistance with drafting of the national reports on the status of implementation of the human rights obligations;
  • Development of the courses on theory and practice of human rights, international mechanisms and standards, and national legislation and practices for selected educational establishments.

Activity 3: Raising awareness and knowledge dissemination on human rights among population, government officials, staff of human rights institutions, students, media.


  • Organization of workshops and information campaigns on human rights and international commitments;
  • Publishing of the publications, reports, posters, leaflets and other PR materials related to human rights;
  • Support access to information related to legal instruments, international standards and other informational resources.
Project Results
  • Information exchange is enhanced and work practices are improved through establishment of the information network among regional offices of the Ombudsman;
  • Knowledge of the population, government officials, staff of human rights institutions, students, and media is increased through extensive training courses, seminars and workshops with involvement of national and international expertise; (Project held round table on legal clinic education, and roundtable for lawyers on civic procedures);
  • Experience of the staff of national human rights institutions and relevant bodies is broadened through participation in study tours and events in the area of human rights and access to justice;
  • Level of awareness of government officials, staff of human rights institutions and general population on issues related to human rights is increased.

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