UzA: Business ombudsman institution set up in Uzbekistan

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Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev by his decree has established an institution of the authorized representative (ombudsman) for the protection of rights and legal interests of business entities under the country’s president, the Uzbekistan National News Agency (UzA) reported.

The main tasks and activity directions of the business ombudsman are to participate in the formation and implementation of Uzbek state policy in the field of entrepreneurship development, protect the rights and interests of entrepreneurs, implement control over observance of their rights and interests by state bodies, including law enforcement and controlling bodies, according to the decree.

The business ombudsman will also render legal support to entrepreneurs while auditing their activity, as well as evaluate the impact of the adopted normative legal acts on entrepreneurial activity and prepare proposals for improving legislation.

The business ombudsman will exercise powers independently of Uzbek state bodies and their officials, and in his activity is accountable to the country’s president. The business ombudsman and his or her deputy will be appointed and dismissed by the Uzbek president.

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