Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Jan. 4
By Demir Azizov– Trend:
The law on "Combating corruption" entered into force in Uzbekistan.
The bill was submitted to the parliament on the initiative of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in October 2016.
The Legislative Chamber of the Parliament adopted the law in November 2016.
The law was approved by the Senate in December 2016.
The purpose of the law is to regulate relations in the field of combating corruption.
The document defines such notions as "corruption", "corruption offense" and "conflict of interest".
According to the document, the main principles of combating corruption are the legality, priority rights, freedoms and lawful interests of citizens, transparency and openness, interaction between the state and civil society, the priority measures to prevent corruption and the inevitability of punishment.