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Religion and Law in Uzbekistan

Renaissance and Repression in an Authoritarian Context
  • Reuel R. Hanks
Part of the Critical Issues in Social Justice book series (CISJ)

Abstract

After more than a decade of independence, Uzbekistan remains in a state of political and legal transition. While the trappings of a democratic government and legal system have been constructed, represented by the promulgation of a Constitution and numerous additional statutes that support basic ideals of Western democracy, the actual implementation and enforcement of many laws remains unrealized. This contradiction between “laws on the books” and “laws in action” is most apparent in regard to the concept of “religious freedom.” Indeed, religious freedom for Muslims in Uzbekistan today is as non-existent as was the case under the most repressive of the Soviet administrations, and certain similarities between past and present policy are striking.1

Keywords

Religious Organization Religious Freedom Central Asian Region Islamic Movement Soviet Policy 
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