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Uzbek Prosecutor General proposes to adopt law on responsibility of officials for civil rights violations

Uzbekistan Materials 31 March 2013 12:57 (UTC +04:00)
As a legislative initiative Uzbek Prosecutor General Rashidzhon Kadyrov proposes to submit a bill to the parliament, aimed at increasing the responsibility of public officials for violations of the law on the human rights protection.
Uzbek Prosecutor General proposes to adopt law on responsibility of officials for civil rights violations

Uzbekistan, Tashkent, March 31 / Trend D. Azizov /

As a legislative initiative Uzbek Prosecutor General Rashidzhon Kadyrov proposes to submit a bill to the parliament, aimed at increasing the responsibility of public officials for violations of the law on the human rights protection.

Kadyrov said this in the Senate - the upper house of the parliament while hearing a report on the state and measures to further strengthen the prosecutor's supervision of compliance with the existing legislation to ensure the rights and freedoms.

The Attorney General stressed that the consistent democratization of the judicial system and the liberalization of criminal legislation have significantly changed the content and form of the prosecutor's office's activity and strengthened its advocacy functions.

The work still does not fully meet the current requirements to ensure the legal framework, institutional mechanisms in the protection of the citizens' interests.

"There are cases when the officials, state bodies ignore the requirements of the laws on the human rights protection , do not take measures after getting the citizens' appeals, complaints, as well as abuse while resolving the issues affecting the economic, social, labor, and other interests of the citizens," Kadyrov said.

He also said that the prosecution bodies appealed 1,350 acts of state, law enforcement bodies in 2012 that do not comply with legal requirements and those affecting the legitimate interests of citizens as a result of the control over the correct execution of the laws, including the law on "Citizens' appeals" and other legislative acts in the sphere of human rights and interests.

These individuals have been brought to disciplinary, administrative and financial responsibility in connection with the facts of ignoring the requirements of legislation on the citizens' rights. The criminal cases were also filed.

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