Regional Dialogue (RD) is an international NGO based in Slovenia with over 15 years of experience in providing training, consultancy, legal and technical assistance in the areas of Rule of Law, Anti-corruption and Compliance, Justice Reform, Human Rights, Law Enforcement, Transparency and Media Freedom. Regional Dialogue was founded in 2008 by Mjusa Sever, Maja Cafuta and Katja Gersak. Its branch office in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, was registered in 2011. In its 10+ years’ of presence in Uzbekistan, RD has been at the forefront of assisting the country with judicial sector reforms. Our experts have advised on Uzbek working groups devising legislation, conducted numerous trainings, engaged in teaching specialized classes at law universities and consulted on a number of legislative and regulatory projects in Uzbekistan. Regional Dialogue has in the past decade organized over 400 events and trained close to 10,000 participants, all with the aid of experts from the US, Canada, and the EU. RD experts have engaged with various stakeholders including prosecutors, judges, governmental lawyers and other government officials, members of the chamber of advocates, civil society and media.
RD actively supports legal awareness building among the population by organizing public events and creating a platform for Uzbek and Western experts exchanges about development challenges typical for transitioning into a free democratic system. RD also promoted and actively supported cooperation among government institutions, civil society, and media. RD’s work has been implemented with the support of the US State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) grants since 2014. Prior, RD has been funded by EIDHR, ABA ROLI, the German Foreign Ministry, the UK FCO, UNDEF, USAID, USIP. Since its inception, RD has developed good working relationships and contacts with the Ministry of Justice (G UZ Liaison for NGOs), the Office of the Prosecutor General, the Academy of the Prosecutor General Office, the Supreme Judicial Council, the Supreme Judicial School, Supreme Court, Research Center under Supreme Court, Anti-corruption Agency, Chamber of Advocates, Yuksalish, Development Strategy Center; Police Academy, Ministry of Justice Training Center, Research Institute for Legal Policy under the Ministry of Justice, Tashkent State University of Law, University for World Economy and Diplomacy. Tashkent State University of Oriental Studies, The Mass Media Public Fund, Ombudsman, National Human Rights Center, Civic Initiative Support Center, National Association of NGOs of Uzbekistan (NANNO UZ), Association of Businesswomen of Uzbekistan, International Journalist Training Center, Imam Al Bukhari Center – Samarkand, Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, etc. US partners: US Federal Judicial Center, Boston College Law School, Berkely University Judicial Institute, US Federal Magistrate Judges Association.