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Law & Legal Issues


The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev approved the previously adopted by the Parliament amendments to the Land Code, which abolish the sale of agricultural land at a reduced price.


Kazakh Prosecutor General's Office commented on the recent changes in national legislation relating to the improvement of law enforcement bodies activities. This was reported by a number of local media, citing the press service of the main oversight body of the country.


On Thursday, October 29 the upper chamber of the Parliament of Kazakhstan (Senate) at a regular plenary session adopted a new law "On Combating Corruption". Its draft was developed by the parliamentary faction "Nur Otan" in order to give new impetus to the implementation of the five institutional reforms that had been initiated by the president of the republic. In addition, this campaign was carried out in the framework of the party’s program to combat corruption.



The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed the previously adopted by the Parliament amendments to existing legislation, which improve activity of special economic zones in the country. This was reported in the press service of the head of the state on Tuesday, October 27. It was also noted that the aim of signing that document was to ensure the sustainable development and improvement of investment climate in the capital of Kazakhstan Astana.


At the plenary session of the upper chamber of Kazakhstan's parliament (Senate) held on Thursday, October 29 the draft of the new law of the country "On organic production" was approved.


The lower (legislative) Chamber of Uzbek parliament approved a new law "On a number of amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic", according to which foreign experts are now eligible to manage the enterprises of Uzbekistan.


The lower house of Kazakhstan's parliament (Majlis) approved in the first reading the new draft law "On the equity participation in housing construction", as it was reported by local media. Apart from this law, MPs also approved the accompanying bill, which together with the basic document was submitted to the deputies of the supreme legislative body of the Republic by the Minister of National Economy Yerbolat Dosayev. However, as noted in the text of the massage, before the final voting, the new laws had been intensely discussed by the parliamentarians.


The upper house of Kazakhstan's parliament (Senate) adopted on second reading the draft law "On a number of amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the country relating to the issues of declaration of assets and income of individuals." As it is stated in the document, the transition to a system of universal declaration for the citizens of the Republic shall be carried out in several stages. In general, the final transition to the system of universal declaration should be completed by 2020.



In Uzbekistan in the framework of the project "Forum of farmers and entrepreneurs", organized by the Party UzLiDeP, a seminar entitled "Formation of favorable investment climate in the country as an important factor for economic growth" was held. The event was held in the city of Karshi and involved members of the parliamentary faction UzLiDeP, deputies of local councils, representatives of commercial banks, entrepreneurs, farmers and insurance companies.


The lower chamber of the Tajik parliament approved amendments to the current legislation of the republic, according to which fines for engaging in prostitution will be doubled. It happened on Thursday, October 15 as a result of unanimous decision of parliament who supported the previously proposed by the government amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences and the Procedure Code of Administrative Offences.