Bills Ad­dress­ing Cit­i­zens’ In­ter­ests

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - TODAY IN UZBEKISTAN -

At the reg­u­lar ple­nary meet­ing of the Leg­isla­tive Cham­ber of the Oliy Ma­jlis, bills were dis­cussed aimed at fur­ther deep­en­ing the on­go­ing re­forms, pro­tect­ing the rights, free­doms and le­git­i­mate in­ter­ests of cit­i­zens.

In par­tic­u­lar, in the sec­ond read­ing, the bill was con­sid­ered “On Amend­ments and Ad­denda to the Law of the Re­pub­lic of Uzbek­istan “On the For­est”, de­vel­oped on the ini­tia­tive of the deputy group from the En­vi­ron­men­tal Move­ment of Uzbek­istan in the Leg­isla­tive Cham­ber.

Deputies noted that the struc­ture of the law was sys­tem­atized, which is also sup­ple­mented by an ar­ti­cle on com­pen­sa­tion for harm. In par­tic­u­lar, le­gal en­ti­ties and in­di­vid­u­als are obliged to com­pen­sate for harm caused by vi­o­la­tion of for­est leg­is­la­tion. In re­turn, com­pen­sa­tion for harm does not re­lease the per­pe­tra­tors from li­a­bil­ity in ac­cor­dance with the law.

In ad­di­tion, ac­cord­ing to the cur­rent prac­tice, plants planted for gar­den­ing in cities and other set­tle­ments, as well as tree and shrub plant­ings in pri­vate and gar­den plots, are not in­cluded in the state for­est fund.

The par­lia­men­tar­i­ans stressed that for­est breed­ing is one of the main forms of forestry ac­tiv­i­ties aimed at in­creas­ing the area of forests.

All fac­tions of po­lit­i­cal par­ties and the deputy group from the Eco­log­i­cal Move­ment were unan­i­mous in the opin­ion that the law con­sid­ered would be­come a solid le­gal ba­sis for the pro­tec­tion and ra­tio­nal use of the flora. Fol­low­ing the dis­cus­sion, the bill was adopted and sent for ap­proval to the Se­nate of the Oliy Ma­jlis.

Fur­ther in the sec­ond read­ing, the draft law was con­sid­ered “On the ap­proval of the Eco­nomic Pro­ce­du­ral Code of the Re­pub­lic of Uzbek­istan”.

It in­cludes all the lat­est in­no­va­tions, in­clud­ing mod­ern in­no­va­tive meth­ods of work of courts, is­sues of au­dio and video record­ing of the court ses­sion. In ad­di­tion, it is pro­posed to ex­pand the list of per­sons par­tic­i­pat­ing in eco­nomic le­gal pro­ceed­ings.

The chap­ters are be­ing in­tro­duced that pro­vided the pro­ce­dure for the con­sid­er­a­tion of cases on the recog­ni­tion and en­force­ment of de­ci­sions of for­eign courts and ar­bi­tra­tions, as well as cases on the es­tab­lish­ment of facts of le­gal sig­nif­i­cance. In or­der to en­sure prompt con­sid­er­a­tion of dis­putes, the gen­eral rule of ju­ris­dic­tion will change. So, suits to le­gal en­ti­ties and in­di­vid­ual en­trepreneurs are brought to court at the place of their reg­is­tra­tion. A new chap­ter on con­cil­ia­tory pro­ce­dures is be­ing in­tro­duced.

This bill was adopted in the first read­ing at a meet­ing of the Leg­isla­tive Cham­ber On Oc­to­ber 19 this year. In the process of fi­nal­iz­ing the sec­ond read­ing, a work­ing group was cre­ated, which in­cluded deputies of po­lit­i­cal par­ties, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of min­istries and de­part­ments, civil so­ci­ety in­sti­tu­tions, the Supreme Court, prac­ti­tion­ers, sci­en­tists.

In ad­di­tion, with a view to broad dis­cus­sion, the draft law was sent to min­istries and de­part­ments, NGOs to re­ceive sug­ges­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions. It was also posted on web­sites and so­cial net­works for dis­cus­sion. Most of the pro­pos­als re­ceived were taken into ac­count when fi­nal­iz­ing the project in prepa­ra­tion for the sec­ond read­ing.

Dis­cus­sion of this bill took place in the form of an in­ter­ested dis­cus­sion, opin­ions of fac­tions of po­lit­i­cal par­ties were ex­pressed.

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