Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Aug.27 / Trend, D. Azizov /
The Senate of the
Oliy Majlis (upper chamber of Uzbek parliament) approved a law "On detention during criminal proceedings".
The new law reflects basic principles, foundations, detention terms, and defines the rights of detainees and prisoners, as well as a guarantee for their ensuring.
In particular, the law defines order of meetings with advocate, legal representative, as well as the Uzbek parliamentary ombudsman's visits to detention facilities.
According to some experts, this law will contribute to the further liberalization of criminal and criminal procedural legislation and judicial system.
Senators also considered and approved amendments and additions to some legislative acts in connection with the adoption of the law "On detention during criminal proceedings".
In particular, the relevant amendments were made to Code of Criminal Procedure of Uzbekistan. The amendments reflect law enforcement officers' obligation to notify prosecutor about arrest in a written form from the moment of delivery of a detainee to law enforcement agency.
The law will come into force after it is approved by the president and published by the media outlets.