Uzbekistan approves the State Anti-Corruption Program on combating corruption
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A decree of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev “On measures to further improve the anti-corruption system in the Republic of Uzbekistan” dated May 27, 2019 foresees the State Anti-Corruption Program for 2019–2020 and renewed board of Republican interagency commission on combating anti-corruption.
Besides, committees on combating corruption and legal issues are formed in the chambers of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The document also identified priority directions of government policy in the areas of combating corruption in medium term period which includes the further strengthening of independent judicial branch, eliminating the conditions for improper influence on judges in any form, formation of a public service system based on a transparent procedure for competitive selection, appointment and promotion of civil servants, setting for them a specific list of restrictions, prohibitions, incentive measures and other mechanisms to prevent corruption, the phased introduction of the system of declaring the incomes of civil servants and ensuring an adequate level of their wages, as well as improving the organizational and legal framework for resolving conflicts of interest while on public service.
Besides, effective organizational and legal mechanisms aimed at protecting individuals who inform on corruption cases will be implemented. Necessary actions will be taken in raising-awareness of the citizens, strengthening intolerance towards corruption, increasing accountability and transparency of state bodies and organizations, ensuring freedom of civil society institutions and mass media. They will also be engaged in the process of preparation, conduct and monitoring of anti-corruption actions.
Among the main tasks of the Special Commission are analysis of the current state of legal mechanisms and practical measures of public control aimed at countering corruption, a critical study of the activities of law enforcement and supervising bodies, including divisions exercising internal control, a fundamental revision of mechanisms for combating corruption and interagency cooperation in the area of systemic counteraction to corruption and other crimes, and indentifying the causes and conditions of committing corruption and the development of comprehensive measures to address them, studying generally accepted international standards and positive foreign experience in the field of anti-corruption and public control.