The EU Law studies in Uzbekistan
Senior researcher of the Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Docent of UNESCO Chair on International law and human rights of the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, PhD in International Law
Over recent years the several aspects of European integration began to arouse a deep academic interest, and this interest is quite versatile. Political, economic, legal, and many other aspects of European integration are being studied under the “European studies” label in the world. It should be noted that the interest is well justified.
Numerous studies in the field of European integration as well as developed curriculum and disciplines, research papers that become more widespread in Uzbekistan and Central Asia, prove it.
Hence the integration processes within the European Union (EU) are the focus of attention, the study of different aspects of the European integration processes and political, economic, and cultural cooperation of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the EU, to investigate the EU energy policy, how to export to the common European market, cooperation in the field of education, in ecological security, legal approximation and other subjects may be defined as priorities of research activities in Uzbekistan.
The EU studies is not a new direction of research and teaching activities in Uzbekistan at all. The first research attempts date back to the middle of the 90s of the last century. Nowadays the Uzbek universities such as the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Westminster International University in Tashkent, and Tashkent State University of Law offer dozens of EU-related courses.
This article is dedicated to the current state of EU law studies in Uzbekistan. The author tries to explain the importance of EU law education and outlines the challenges that EU law education faces in Uzbekistan. Practical recommendations are given in the conclusion on the further development of EU law education in the country.