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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of January 3, 2017 No. ZRU-419

About anti-corruption

Accepted by Legislative house on November 24, 2016

Approved by the Senate on December 13, 2016

(as amended on 18-11-2021)

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of anti-corruption.

Article 2. Legislation on anti-corruption

The legislation on anti-corruption consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation about anti-corruption then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

corruption - illegal use by person of the official or official position for the purpose of receipt of material or intangible benefit in private interests or for the benefit of other persons, and equally illegal provision of such benefit;

corruption offense - the act having corruption signs for which making the legislation provides responsibility;

conflict of interest - situation in case of which personal interest (direct or indirect) influences or can influence proper execution by person of job or service duties and in case of which there arises or can be contradiction between personal interest and the rights and legitimate interests of citizens, the organizations, societies or the states.

Article 4. Basic principles of anti-corruption

The basic principles of anti-corruption are:

legality;

priority of the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of citizens;

openness and transparency;

systemacity;

interaction of the state and civil society;

priority of measures for the prevention of corruption;

inevitability of responsibility.

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The main directions of state policy in the field of anti-corruption are:

increase in legal consciousness and legal culture of the population, forming in the society of the intolerant relation to corruption;

implementation of measures for the prevention of corruption in all spheres of activity of the state and society;

timely identification, suppression of corruption offenses, elimination of their consequences, reasons and conditions promoting them ensuring the principle of inevitability of responsibility for making of corruption offenses.

Article 6. The state and other programs in the field of anti-corruption

State policy in the field of anti-corruption can be performed on the basis of the state and other programs.

The state and other programs are developed and implemented for the purpose of ensuring effective fulfillment of provisions of this Law, acceptance of complex and system measures for anti-corruption proceeding from condition and tendencies of corruption.

Chapter 2. The bodies and the organizations performing and participating in activities for anti-corruption

Article 7. The state bodies performing activities for anti-corruption

The state bodies which are directly performing activities for anti-corruption are:

Agency on anti-corruption of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

Service of state security of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

Department on fight against economic crimes under the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Activities for anti-corruption are performed also by other state bodies according to the legislation.

Article 8. National council on anti-corruption of the Republic of Uzbekistan and its territorial councils 

For coordination of activities of the bodies and organizations performing and participating in activities for anti-corruption the National council on anti-corruption of the Republic of Uzbekistan is created (further - National council).

In the Republic of Karakalpakstan, areas and the city of Tashkent territorial councils on anti-corruption (further - territorial councils) according to the procedure, established by the legislation are created.

The main objectives of National council are:

the organization of development and implementation of the state and other programs in the field of anti-corruption;

coordination of activities and ensuring interaction of the bodies and organizations performing and participating in activities for anti-corruption;

the organization of development and implementation of measures for increase in legal consciousness and legal culture of the population, to forming in the society of the intolerant relation to corruption;

ensuring increase in efficiency of measures for the prevention, identification, suppression of corruption offenses, to elimination of their consequences the, and also reasons and conditions promoting them;

collection and information analysis about condition and tendencies of corruption;

implementation of monitoring of implementation of measures for anti-corruption, efficiency evaluation of the existing organizational and practical and legal mechanisms in this sphere;

preparation of suggestions for improvement of the legislation on anti-corruption and improvement of work in this sphere;

coordination of activities of territorial councils.

The agency on anti-corruption of the Republic of Uzbekistan is working body of National council.

Article 8-1. Powers of the Agency on anti-corruption of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of anti-corruption

Agency on anti-corruption of the Republic of Uzbekistan within the powers:

creates and realizes state policy in the field of the prevention and anti-corruption;

annually prepares the National report on anti-corruption in the Republic of Uzbekistan and submits it for consideration to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and chambers of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

interacts with special-purpose committees on anti-corruption of Legislative house and Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the relevant committee of the Jokargi Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the commissions on anti-corruption regional and Tashkent city, district and city Kengasha of People's Deputies;

carries out the complex analysis of results of investigation of the corruption crimes first of all doing harm to national interests and the international authority of the Republic of Uzbekistan on which results informs the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and chamber of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

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