UNODC and Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan Are Supporting a National Pool of Trainers on Corruption Proofing of Legislation

On 19-21 July 2022, UNODC and the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan held a training of trainers and experts on anti-corruption expertise of legal acts. Within the Siemens-funded Global Action for Business Integrity project, training gathered some 100 experts and practitioners from Ministry of Justice, Academies of Prosecutor General’s Office, Ministry of Internal Affairs and other public agencies of Uzbekistan, including their central and regional branches. During three-day, the training enhanced their skills, transferred lecturing know-how, and expanded the comprehension of the anti-corruption expertise of legal acts.

Mr. Alisher Karimov, Deputy Minister of Justice of Uzbekistan in his welcoming speech emphasized that since 2020 a systemic reform had been implemented in Uzbekistan which introduced, for the first time, the procedure for conducting anti-corruption expertise of existing regulatory legal acts.

According to Mr. Karimov, the procedure for conducting anti-corruption expertise has been improved. The Ministry of Justice has created a special unit responsible for coordinating and providing a methodological assistance to the activities of state bodies and organizations in the anti-corruption expertise of legal acts and their drafts.

To support the adoption of regulatory legal acts on the principle of "a corruption-free legislation" in Uzbekistan, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan approved the Decree "On measures to further improve the conduct of anti-corruption expertise of regulatory legal acts and their drafts”. It stipulates the revision of 21 thousand legislative act and bringing them into compliance with the anti-corruption standards during 2022-2026. In 2021, 1864 legislative acts in social protection, finance, entrepreneurship, foreign economic relations, and customs were revised.

“The figures are self-speaking – the country needs in significant number of experts, who are able to provide high quality ant-corruption expertise of large amount of legal acts. It is obvious that Uzbekistan needs to establish its own training pool and UNODC is here to provide required technical and expert assistance”, said Mr. Azat Irmanov, UNODC Anti-Corruption National Programme Manager. “UNODC is looking forward to continuing the capacity building in corruption proofing of legislation. The next stage will be to develop skills on administering the expertise process performed by a large group of experts”.

UNODC invited trainer and expert Mr. Pavel Sascheko, who is experienced professional in anti-corruption and criminological expertise. He developed a Guide for professionals on anti-corruption expertise of actual and proposed legal acts in Uzbekistan. The Guide is fully compatible with Uzbekistan’s methodological and procedural framework. Moreover, it provides comprehensive knowledge base that would be useful for further development of the methodology of anti-corruption expertise in Uzbekistan.

Mr. Bobur Saidbekov, Head of Legislative Systemization and Regulatory Impact Assessment Department attended the training in person and shared his experience of the training. “Before the training we considered the anti-corruption expertise of legal acts as a general approach to scrutinize the wording and legal drafting techniques. But now as we accomplished the course, we see that it is a complex and rather behavioral approach capable to disclose and draw possible corruption schemes”.

UNODC is the guardian of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), which entered into force in December 2005. The UNCAC is the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument. The Convention's far-reaching approach and the mandatory character of many of its provisions make it a unique tool for developing a comprehensive response to a global problem. The Convention covers five main areas: preventive measures, criminalization and law enforcement, international cooperation, asset recovery, and technical assistance and information exchange. The Convention covers many different forms of corruption, such as bribery, trading in influence, abuse of functions, and various acts of corruption in the private sector.

UNODC supports national efforts to prevent and address corruption and strengthen the role of civil society and the private sector in good governance in Central Asia with financial support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.


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