CONSUMER PROTECTION: ON THE EXAMPLE OF UZBEKISTAN AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

Authors

  • Javlon Zoilboev Lecturer of Administrative and financial law department at Tashkent State University of Law
  • Damian Cyman Assistant professor University of Gdańsk

Keywords:

Consumer protection, human rights, public policy, legislation, legal system, guarantees, distance contracts.

Abstract

Consumer protection is a very wide-ranging issue and needs to be given appropriate attention. It plays an important role in ensuring the proper functioning of free-market economies. A properly informed consumer, who takes rational decisions about the goods and services offered to him and equipped with appropriate procedures to enable him to assert his rights, protected by state institutions, is one of the pillars of a free and competitive market.

The aim of this article is to present the key regulations falling within the scope of consumer protection in Uzbekistan and the European Union. The paper identifies the legal regulations aimed at protecting fundamental consumer rights, the way in which those rights are regulated, objectives and purpose of such arrangements.

Part one presents consumer protection in the legal system in Uzbekistan, taking into account legal changes and reforms aimed at broadening the scope of this protection. The second part presents how consumer protection is achieved in the European Union and the areas that have been identified as fundamental to achieving full and effective protection. The article ends with conclusions summarising the analyses carried out.

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2022-01-08

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