On January 3, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev signed the law “On counteraction to corruption”.
The document was adopted by the Legislative Chamber on November 24 and was approved by Senate on December 13, 2016.
The Legal act was introduced to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
This legal act is aimed at integrated management of legal relations in the field of fighting against corruption, improving the efficiency of anti-corruption measures implemented by public authorities, organizations and institutions of civil society, prevention of corruption in all spheres of social life, creation of intolerable situation in the society to all of its manifestations through raising the legal awareness and legal culture of citizens.
The Legal act defined basic principles and directions of the state policy on fighting against corruption, a system of authorized bodies, mechanisms and focus on issues of participation of civil self-government bodies, civil society, media and citizens, as well as international cooperation in this field.
Establishing of the interdepartmental commission on fighting against corruption including representatives of the public associations, businessmen and other civil societies are stipulated by the law. The main tasks of the Interdepartmental commission are:
organization of development and realization of state and other programs in the field of anti-corruption;
coordination of activities and providing cooperation of authorities and organizations, which execute and participate on fighting against corruption;
organization of development and implementation of actions to enhance the legal awareness and legal culture, the formation of social tolerance for corruption;
raising the effectiveness of actions for the prevention, detection, suppression of corruption offenses, elimination of their consequences, as well as the causes and conditions that contribute to them;
collection and analyzing the status information and tendency of corruption;
monitoring the implementation of anti-corruption actions, assessment of the effectiveness of existing organizational and practical and legal mechanisms in this field;
preparation of proposals on improvement of legislation on fighting against corruption and improving the work in this area;
coordination of activity of territorial interdepartmental commissions.
This legal act is aimed at protection of private property rights against illegal encroachments businesses, unreasonable interference in their activities. The law will contribute to the growth of business activity and improve the country's investment attractiveness, as well as strengthen the legal guarantees protecting the rights and freedoms of citizens.