The procedure for conducting anti-corruption expertise of legislative acts radically improved
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 26 February 2021, a seminar was organized at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan to explain to state bodies and organizations the new procedure for conducting anti-corruption expertise of regulatory legal acts and their projects.
The seminar participants were familiarized with the requirements of the Regulation on the procedure for conducting anti-corruption expertise of regulatory legal acts and their projects, developed by the Ministry of Justice on the basis of advanced foreign experience, and registered in the prescribed manner.
As noted, this regulation defines the concept of “anti-corruption expertise”, according to which anti-corruption expertise is a set of measures aimed at identifying corruption-generating factors in regulatory legal acts and their projects, developing recommendations and taking measures to eliminate the identified corruption-generating factors.
Also, the Regulation introduced a completely new procedure for identifying corruption-generating factors - filling in the checklist by state bodies and organizations. That is, an analysis of each norm and provision of the project is carried out, the presence or absence of a corruption-generating factor is reflected in the checklist.
At the seminar, it was separately noted that the public will be widely involved in the anti-corruption expertise of projects, while citizens can express their opinion and position on draft legislative acts by filling out a checklist on the regulation.gov.uz portal.
The justice authorities carry out anti-corruption expertise of projects submitted for legal expertise. If corruption-generating factors are identified in the project, the conclusion contains recommendations and measures for their elimination. Also, if norms containing corruption-generating factors are identified in departmental regulations, their state registration will be denied.
Corrupt factors have been completely revised and divided into 4 areas:
- corruption-generating factors associated with stability and legal compliance of norms;
- corruption-causing factors associated with powers, rights and obligations;
- corruption-generating factors associated with administrative procedures;
- corruption-related factors associated with control.
During the seminar, it was noted that in order to increase the effectiveness of anti-corruption expertise of regulatory legal acts and their projects, a Methodology for identifying corruption-generating factors was developed.