Uzbek parliament to consider draft law on combating corruption
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct. 15
By Demir Azizov – Trend:
Acting Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has submitted a draft law on combating corruption to the Legislative (lower) Chamber of the country’s parliament as a legislative initiative.
Under the Article 83 of Uzbekistan’s Constitution, a draft of the law on combating corruption has been submitted to the Legislative Chamber of Uzbekistan’s Oliy Majlis (parliament), the Uzbek media reported Oct. 15 citing the acting president.
It was noted that the draft law is aimed at a comprehensive legislative regulation of relations in the field of combating corruption, improving the efficiency of anti-corruption measures implemented by public authorities, organizations and institutions of civil society, as well as the complete elimination of corruption in all spheres of social life, creation of intolerable situation towards all its manifestations in society by raising legal awareness and legal culture of citizens.
Adoption of the law will create additional legal guarantees to protect the rights and freedoms of citizens, will contribute to the protection from illegal encroachments on private property rights, undue interference in the activities of businesses, and as a consequence, will ensure the growth of business activity and will increase the investment attractiveness of the country, according to the report.