Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Mar. 23
By Demir Azizov – Trend:
The Senate (upper house) of the Uzbek Parliament will hold a regular plenary meeting Mar. 28-29, news service of the Senate reported.
The agenda of the meeting will include consideration of a number of laws, including the laws on introducing amendments and additions to the Uzbek constitution, the law “On Courts”, the Civil Procedure Code and Economic Procedure Code of the country as well as a number of other legislative acts and the law “On Supreme Judicial Council of Uzbekistan.”
The senators will also hear the reports of the Human Rights Commissioner (Ombudsman) of Uzbekistan, representative of the country’s Accounting Chamber, prosecutor general, minister of internal affairs, chairman of the Board of the Central Bank of Uzbekistan and chairman of the country’s State Committee for Nature Protection.
Uzbekistan’s bicameral parliament – the Supreme Assembly – was created in 2005. Its legislative chamber permanently has 150 MPs.
The upper house - Senate has 100 MPs elected in equal numbers, i.e. six MPs from the Karakalpakstan Republic, provinces and the city of Tashkent. Sixteen more members of the Senate are appointed by Uzbek president from among the most distinguished citizens.
The Senate meetings are held in case of necessity, but at least three times a year.