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Anti-Corruption Agency established in Uzbekistan
The Presidential Decree “On Additional Measures to Improve the Anti-Corruption System in the Republic of Uzbekistan” was adopted.
The Agency is a specially authorized state body responsible for the formation and implementation of state policy in the field of preventing and combating corruption.
The agency obeys to the President and reports to the chambers of the Oliy Majlis.
The decree defines the main tasks and activities of the Agency. In particular, the Agency provides a systematic analysis of the state of corruption in the country.
The Agency conducts a comprehensive analysis of the results of the investigation of corruption crimes, primarily harmful to the national interests and international authority of Uzbekistan.
The agency is also granted a number of the following rights:
request, receive and research materials related to budget expenditures, implementation of state assets, public procurement, implementation of investment projects and implementation of government programs;
consider appeals of individuals and legal entities on corruption issues and take measures to restore their violated rights and protect their legitimate interests;
conduct administrative investigations of corruption offenses;
to make binding orders on suspension of execution or annulment of decisions of executive authorities, economic management bodies and their officials if signs of corruption are detected in them.
Agency warnings, representations and appeals are subject to mandatory review with a written notice of the results of the review within ten days.