Second Day of the Senate General Session
The fifteenth general session of the Senate of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan continued its work on August 29, 2014.
Senators started the second day of the general session with a discussion of the issue on renaming the Hamza District of the city of Tashkent. It was noted that the subject matter is worked out and introduced by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan in accordance with requirements of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Titles of Geographical Units. The issue had been preliminarily discussed among the population of the city of Tashkent, during meetings of activists of citizens’ assemblies, representatives of pubic organizations, in particular the Mahalla Charity Public Fund, the Kamolot Youth Social Movement, among others.
Following comprehensive deliberations on the issue, building on the proposal of the government, materials summarizing the views and recommendations put forward during extensive public discussion, the expert findings elaborated by local and national commissions for the entitlement and re-entitlement of geographical units, the senators adopted a decision to rename the Hamza District into Yashnobod District of Tashkent.
Then, the members of the upper house considered issues on the approval of resolutions of the Kengash (Council) of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on the election of chairperson and deputy chairperson of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the election of chairperson of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on the appointment and dismissal of heads of diplomatic missions of the Republic of Uzbekistan in a range of foreign countries, as well as other issues pertaining to powers of the Senate of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
On issues discussed, the senators approved corresponding decisions.
During the two-day general session that took place on the eve of the twenty-third anniversary of independence – the greatest and dearest of holidays of our nation – the upper chamber lawmakers considered 15 issues, including 4 bills.
According to senators, the bills passed will become instrumental in enhancing the reforms directed at the further modernization of our country. The adopted Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Social Partnership is to have a great significance in the democratization of government and formation of civil society. Worked out as part of the realization of the Concept of Intensification of Democratic Reforms and Formation of Civil Society in the Country, this bill establishes an effective system of organizational-normative mechanisms in the interaction of nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations (NNOs) with government agencies in addressing urgent socio-economic issues across a variety of spheres in the country. Its elaboration process has included an extensive public discussion, including that within the frameworks of diverse forums of national and international level.
A special significance in enhancing the market reforms underway is assigned to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan approved by the Senate of Oliy Majlis on the Introduction of Amendments and Addenda to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Market Exchanges and Exchange Activities. Elaborated in line with the Concept of Intensification of Democratic Reforms and Formation of Civil Society in the Country, in the sphere of market reforms and the liberalization of economy, this bill is designated to raise the effectiveness of mechanisms in the regulation of commodities and stock exchanges, reinforce the guarantees of participants of exchange deals, secure an extensive engagement of corporate entities in commodities and financial exchanges.
The senators also deliberated and approved the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Commercial Secrets, dedicated to further perfect the normative foundations in the protection of economic interests of corporate bodies in conditions of market competition.
The upper house members stressed the special significance of the bills approved by the Senate in intensifying the democratic reforms in the socio-political and judicial spheres. Notably, the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the Introduction of Amendments and Addenda to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan envisages the further perfection of electoral legislation, normative foundations of the operation of information-communication sector, the criminal and criminal-procedural legislation, normative regulation of the protection of natural environment and the rational use of natural resources.
The senators expressed conviction that the bills approved by them are to become an important factor in boosting the living standards of the population, cementing the stability and shoring up prosperity in the country.
Senate of the Oliy Majlis
Republic of Uzbekistan