Diplomats no longer enjoy immunity for traffic violations in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, March 21 / Trend D. Azizov /
The Foreign Ministry, the Interior Ministry and the Uzbek Supreme Court made a joint resolution stating that individuals using diplomatic immunity will be brought to justice for traffic violations. This came into force on March 23.
According to the document, if those individuals using immunity commit an offence, the protocol of any administrative violation and other documents will be sent to the Foreign Ministry to inform the relevant diplomatic missions.
The court or other authorised body will make a decision as to whether to issue a penalty for committing the offence after the diplomatic mission gets the notification and agrees to bring the offender to face the charge.
According to the document, if a person violates the traffic rules more than three times during the year, the state licence plates of vehicles may be withdrawn by the diplomatic service for up to six months, or the head of the diplomatic mission will be summoned to the Foreign Ministry.
The Interior Ministry representative told Trend that the adoption of this document is dictated by a series of accidents, including fatalities made by foreign diplomats.