Public Council of republic of Tajikistan and its contribution to develop civil society in Tajikistan
Mawlan Mukhtarab (Public Council, Republic of Tajikistan)
During the civil war in Tajikistan, which caused many human, economic, social and cultural damages, law and regulations have been hardly followed.
11th March 1996 with election of President Emamali Rahmon and assistance of intellectual elites of Tajikistan Public Council of Tajikistan Republic was instituted. Political parties, non-governmental organizations and representatives of ethnic minorities in Tajikistan became members of this Council. Public council works according to the “Agreement of Tajikistan society development” and “Regulation of Public Council”.
Public council of republic of Tajikistan is considered as collaboration between Government and civil society. From the side of government president of Tajikistan, Heads of two Chambers of National Parliaments – head of Majlisi Namayandegan (Low Chamber) of National Parliament and head of Majlesi Melli (High Chamber) of National Parliament – and from the civil society organizations, political parties, civil communities and ethnic minorities are involved.
In the meetings of Public Council of republic of Tajikistan the problems link to politics, economics, society, legislation and Culture are studied. Public council works in every regions, and cities of country and they cooperate with Central public Council.
Suggestions for new laws in republic of Tajikistan before going to Parliament are studied by members of Public council.
The contribution of the Public Council of republic of Tajikistan to enhance the democratization processes of the society and develop the civil society is very vital.
The former Secretary General of United Nations Kofi Annan mentioned during his formal visit to Tajikistan that the future generations of Tajikistan will not forget the critical contribution of the PC of RT in peace-building process. But to what extend that activity is realized and legalized regionally and inter-regionally? What that legalization can give for the process of building of new relationship and peace-building globally? These problems will be discussed in the coming session of INST.