UGF Reports

We pick cotton out of fear: systematic forced labor and the accountability gap in Uzbekistan
The 96-page report, “‘We Pick Cotton Out of Fear’: Systematic Forced Labor and the Accountability Gap in Uzbekistan,” details how the government forced education and medical workers, other public sector employees, private sector workers, people receiving benefits, and some college and university students to pick cotton involuntarily. People faced consequences, including…
Uzbekistan: Forced and Child Labor in Spring Fieldwork Linked to World Bank Project
Teachers, Medical Workers, Welfare Recipients Weeded Cotton Fields under Threat (Berlin, October 10, 2017)— The government of Uzbekistan forced people to work in the cotton fields during the spring fieldwork season under threat, the Uzbek-German Forum states in a report released today. The report also documents forced and child labor…

Caricatures

Uzbek Prosecutor General’s Office: Ex-prosecutor General Rashid Kadyrov detained
Uzbek Prosecutor General’s Office: Ex-prosecutor General Rashid Kadyrov detained
On the 80th birthday of Islam Karimov, his grandson has applied for asylum in the UK
On the 80th birthday of Islam Karimov, his grandson has applied for asylum in the UK
Imams Endorse Mirziyoyev’s Initiative to Show Films in Mosques
Imams Endorse Mirziyoyev’s Initiative to Show Films in Mosques
Mirziyoyev Delivers First Blow to Karimov’s Son-in-Law
Mirziyoyev Delivers First Blow to Karimov’s Son-in-Law

Monitoring


Chronicles

CHRONICLE OF FORCED LABOR 2017, Issue 3, September 2017
The cotton harvest season in Uzbekistan has begun once again, as has the forced mobilization to the cotton fields. The harvesting of cotton began on September 6 in several regions of Uzbekistan. According to preliminary data, the forced mobilization of public sector employees to the cotton fields is taking place…
Le Mans, France Berlin, Germany Ms Carolyn Lamm Chair American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce 601 13th St NW # 600S Washington, D.C. 20005   September 18, 2017   An Open Letter to the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce regarding the Situation in Uzbekistan on the Eve of its Meeting with President Mirziyoev…
The second issue of the “Chronicle of Forced Labour 2016” is online. Download the PDF