Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Feb. 13
By Demir Azizov - Trend:
The authorized person of Uzbekistan's parliament for human rights (ombudsperson), Sayora Rashidova, received in 2014 some 11,858 appeals of citizens, including over 7,900 complaints and appeals received by the ombudsman's central office, and 893 appeals - by the regional representative offices.
These figures were indicated in a report of the ombudsperson on activities in 2014 presented at a meeting of the legislative chamber of the parliament, locally known as the Oliy Majlis.
During the examination of the facts stated in 3,741 appeals taken under ombudsperson's control, the violated rights of citizens were restored on 714 appeals.
The citizens appealed to the ombudsperson by mail, as well as via e-mail, the 'help line', at personal reception and field meetings.
During the discussion of the report, the MPs said the ombudsperson's activity in the past year focused on the implementation of measures in the observance of the human rights and freedoms by the state power and control bodies, their officials, and contribution to the improvement of legislation, as well as mechanisms to ensure and protect the citizens' rights and freedoms.
The work was conducted in close cooperation with the committees of the legislative chamber and the senate of the parliament, and the judicial and law enforcement authorities.
A special place in the activities of the ombudsperson and the regional representatives was held by the participation in ensuring the publicity and transparency, and prevention of violations in implementation of the amnesty act.
The development of the ombudsperson's international cooperation was realized through expansion of contacts with foreign colleagues on both bilateral and multilateral bases.
Given the views voiced at the all-round discussion, the MPs approved the ombudsperson's report for 2014.
Sayora Rashidova has been the ombudsperson of Uzbekistan since December 1995.