Uzbekistan seeks to strengthen rule of law by improving access to justice

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Helen Clark. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

The Rule of law and access to justice must play an important role in development across the world, a senior UN official has said. Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme, made the remarks during a recent visit to Uzbekistan. Bobur Komilov asked Ms Clark about some of the positive outcomes achieved by her visit.

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Prof. Dr. Ali Abbasov, Minister, Communications & High Technologies, Azerbaijan (ITU video capture)

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