Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Mar. 28
By Demir Azizov – Trend:
The Senate of Uzbekistan’s Parliament has approved amendments and additions to the country’s constitution and judicial legislation, Trend’s correspondent reported from the Parliament session Mar. 28.
The amendments and additions provide for the reformation of the Uzbek judicial system.
In particular, an addition providing for establishment of the Supreme Judicial Council of Uzbekistan, merging the Supreme Economic Court and the Higher Economic Court, and creation of administrative courts has been introduced to the Uzbek constitution.
In accordance with the amendments to the “Law on Courts”, the retirement age of city, district and regional judges was set at 65, while the retirement age of judges of the Supreme Court was set at 70.
The Civil Procedure Code of Uzbekistan was amended to replace the punishment in the form of arrest with community service.
Amendments to the Uzbek legislation also provide for the reduction of detention period of the persons suspected of committing crimes and those under house arrest.
After the Senate’s approval, the amendments and additions will be sent to Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev for signing.