Uzbekistan, Tashkent, May 19 / Trend D. Azizov /
In Uzbekistan, the law on amendments to the Code of Administrative Responsibility, which prohibits minors to attend an entertainment at night, came into force.
The law was approved by the Lower Chamber of the Uzbek parliament in March this year. It was approved by the Senate (upper house of the parliament) May 7.
The law is intended to increase the responsibility of parents and employers for the youth to visit entertainment places at night without supervision.
Now, heads or other people responsible for entertainment and leisure activities, who allowed juveniles to visit entertainment places at night without a parent or alternate person, will be punished by 10-15 minimum wages (minimal wage in
Uzbekistan is 37.680 soums).
Entertainment and leisure places include restaurants, cafés, bars, clubs, discos, cinemas, computer rooms, rooms equipped for providing access to the Internet and other facilities.
According to the amendments to the articles of the Code, the consideration of administrative cases referred to the jurisdiction of judges of administrative cases.
According to official figures, there is a tendency to reduce crimes among juveniles.
Analysis of conditions causing anti-social behavior of young people, showed that in most cases it is stipulated to their street pastime in different places at night. It is often accompanied by the use of alcoholic beverages.
One of the main reasons for behavior of minors is the lack of responsibility of owners and employees of entertainment and leisure activities for young people to stay there without supervision.
According to legislators, the introduction of the law should improve the crime situation among adolescents and reduce the facts of their involvement in antisocial activities.
On May 19, the official exchange rate is 1575.61 soums per $1.