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Founded in 1995, the Center seeks to foster public participation in the process of democratization and market transition in Uzbekistan. To this end, it works to educate citizens on their rights, the role of non-governmental organizations and the mass media in democratic societies, and the need for civic participation. It also provides legal consultation to private farms in the area, and seeks to promote consumer's rights. It publishes and disseminates information through the mass media and consults local government offices on specific legislation affecting the NGO sector.
The center established a consulting service for local NGOs and published a book Non-governmental Organizations and Law: Directory of Legal Acts of Uzbekistan. In 1997, the Center collaborated with the Counterpart Consortium to conduct a seminar "NGOs and the Mass Media",and led its own seminar for NGOs "Project Development". In 1998, it published a book On the Rights of Cosumers. Other recent projects of the center include "Legal Assistance to Farms of Karakalpakstan", "Creation of a Legal Information Center for NGOs", and "Consumers and Their Rights".
Last updated: November 1998
A print version of much of the information contained in this Central Asian Third Sector Organizations section can be found in Civil Society in Central Asia (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999).