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NEWS AND EVENTS
November 22, 2004
OBSERVANCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY LAW ENFORCERS CONSIDERED
Interdepartmental working group for monitoring observance of human rights by law-enforcement bodies held a session at the Justice Ministry of Uzbekistan, ?Narodnoye Slovo? reported.

The session discussed issues of execution of the government-approved Plan of measures to implement the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

The session participants highlighted the importance of the recently adopted Supreme Court resolution ?On issues of implementation of norms of criminal-procedural law on acceptability of evidences?, which state that evidences received with violation of the legislation were unacceptable and therefore had no legal power.

It was noted that the Ministry of Internal Affairs, using international experience and technical assistance of donor states, was carrying out a number of measures aimed at improvement of professional preparation of employees of law-enforcement organs in terms of treatment of the detained, suspected, accused and sentenced persons.

In particular, the ministry with the UNDP assistance published a collection of international legal documents related to the activity of law-enforcement agencies.

The working group also considered the draft concept of further development and improvement of the punishment execution system for 2005-2010.


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