Dr. Yolbars A. Kepbanov
Andalib Street, Suite 15
Telephone: +993 12
+ 993 12 941714;
State and administrative
law of Turkmenistan
Petroleum law of
Environmental law of
Public international law
and diplomacy of Turkmenistan
Commercial law of
2012- at present Chief of
Department Scientific Information Center of the Aral Found
2012- at present Legal
Adviser of Aarhus Center in Turkmenistan
Counsel; Petroleum Agency of Turkmenistan (the State Agency for
Management and Use of Hydrocarbon Resources at the President of
legal practitioner and scholar; Ashgabat Business School faculty member
Union of Lease Operators and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan
2000 – 2001 Director;
Institute of Democracy and Human Rights of Turkmenistan
Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan
Advisor of Turkmenistan on Law and Policy of the Caspian Sea
1991-2001 Member of
the Constitution Council of Turkmenistan
Department of International Law, Turkmenistan Ministry of Foreign
Department of the Institute of Philosophy and Law, the Academy of
Sciences of Turkmenistan
Acted as local adviser to international programs in Turkmenistan,
including the following:
“Forest and Biodiversity Governance Including Environmental
EU Project “Forest and
Biodiversity Governance Including Environmental
2014 UNEP and
Ministry of Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan Project
“Turkmenistan: Preparation of the Third National Communication under UN
Framework Convention on Climate Change”
Project GCP/RER/040/EC “Review of existing legal framework in the 12
countries of the Former Soviet Union for the management and elimination
and POPs pesticides waste and soil contamination within the framework of
Disposal Study for Obsolete Pesticides in the Former Soviet Union”
Ministry of Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan
"Responding to the risks
associated with climate change on farming
in Turkmenistan at national and local levels."
UNDP; Ministry of
Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan; Global Ecological
“Strengthening efficiently government system special protected areas”
UNDP/ Ministry of
Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan; “National Strategy
Environment Protection for 2011-2020”
building for the improvement of natural pastures in Turkmenistan.
Multicountry Project of
CACILM. UNDP, 2011.
“Strengthening native measures in oil and gas areas”
of Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan; “Supporting Country Action
on Programme of Work on Protected Areas”
2009 UNEP; “Analysis of
ozone layer legislation and protection measures”
2009 GTZ (German
Cooperation for Development); “Sustainable management of forest
Resources in Turkmenistan”;
2008 EU TACIS;
“Strengthening Public Participation and Civil Society Support to
Implementation of the Aarhus convention”
Commission; “Strengthening NGO potential in the field of justice”
Sustainable Land Management.
and Development Prospects. CACILM, CB SLM. 67 p. Ashgabat, 2012.
regulation of ground relations in Turkmenistan.
CACILM, CB SLM. 102 p. Ashgabat, 2012.
Features of legal
regulation of forests of Turkmenistan. Minsk, 2012.
Performance Reviews. Turkmenistan. First Review. UN. New York and
Geneva, 246 p., 2012. (co-author).
Organizational – legal
questions of management of pasturable grounds of Turkmenistan.
Magazine of the
Problem of development of deserts, 2012, №1-2.
Authored the following texts in the capacity of a
local independent expert under the official international programs in
Turkmenistan: The sole author of the next text of the Law of
On “Hydrocarbon Resources” (2008);
“On Ozone Layer Preservation” (2009);
“The Forest code”
protected natural аreas”
“About flora” (2012);
“About fauna (2013);
“About subsoil” (2014)
“About waste” (2015);
Draft of the Water Code
(2013) and the Law on pastures (2015).
Institute of International Relations (3 months training), The
1993 Institute of
Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (3 months training), Malaysia
Law Degree; Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
the Russian Federations, Moscow, Russia
1978-1981 Ph. D. (C.
Sci.), Law; Institute of State and Law, USSR Academy of Sciences
1972-1977 J.D. (B.
Sc.), Law; Turkmen State University, Turkmenistan.