Commissions formed in the upper chamber of parliament are significant institutional bodies within the
structure of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis. Commissions are made up of senators who study (resolve) specific
issues (for example, a pressing issue in the region and all over the country). This is their major distinctive feature
and essence of their work. Commissions are created
at the plenary session of the Senate which
determines the purpose of creation, time framework, its powers, and also its structure, including its chairperson. In some cases they appoint a vice-chair of the commission depending on the specificity and complexity of the assigned functions.
Formation of commissions is regulated by the
Rules of the Senate. The decision on establishment
of the commission is formalized by a resolution of
the Senate. Commissions cease their activity upon
accomplishment of assigned tasks or ahead of
schedule by a resolution of the Senate.
The Commission on Rules and Ethics, is a
standing body, formed in the first convocation of
Senate of the Oliy Majlis (2005-2009) at the second
plenary session of the Senate.
This commission consists of 7 senators who are at same time members of other committees of the upper
chamber. Their term lasts till the end of the present convocation of the Senate. Today the following senators are
included in the commission: H.Ibragimov, N.Aimbetov, S.Gerasimova, A.Aripov, D.Sharipova and I.Erbekov.
M.Rustambaev is chairman of the Commission on Rules and Ethics.
It is important to point out that a joint commission of both chambers of the Oliy Majlis was created after the events in Andijan. 5 senators took part in the work of this commission.