In view of the preparation of the draft opinion on the draft law on “Freedom of conscience and religious organisations” of Uzbekistan, a joint Venice Commission - OSCE/ODIHR delegation participated in a series of videoconference meetings with:
• the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Mazhlis,
• the Committee for Religious Affairs under the Cabinet of Ministers,
• the Ministry of Justice,
• representatives of religious / belief communities,
• non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other stakeholders.
The draft opinion is on the agenda of the October 2020 plenary session.