Prosecutor can file a suit without appeal in Uzbekistan
Usbekistan, Taschkent, Dec. 6 / Trend D. Azizov
Uzbekistan's Senate (upper house of parliament) has approved a law on supplements and amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code of the country, allowing the law enforcement bodies to file a suit and investigate criminal proceedings on the victim's appeal.
The chairman of the Senate Committee on Legislation and Judicial Affairs, Svetlana Artikova said nine articles of private-public charges, such as "slander," "insulting", where criminal proceedings may be brought only on the victim's appeal were included into the relevant articles of the Criminal Procedure Code.
At the same time, the code contains a provision, which obliges the prosecutor to bring an action even without a victim's appeal in exceptional cases, i.e. if the victim is helpless, and if he depends on a defendant in some way.
In addition, the CPC include the rule of compulsory sending to the prosecutor a sentence on refusal from initiating criminal proceedings.
Innovations reflect provisions of the concept on deepening democratic reforms and the development of civil society, represented by the head of state in November 2010 and provides for improving the legal system.