Cotton Chronicle

  Reports by the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights (UGF) monitors   In Bukhara region, the tax inspectorate began collecting payments for the cotton harvest from local business owners on August 20. Officials collected an average of 400,000 ($100) from each business. They told business owners that the money was to hire cotton pickers, but …

  Uzbek government uses local organizations to mobilize cotton pickers   The government of Uzbekistan has begun preparations for the 2015 cotton harvest. In at least two regions, the government appears to be using local organizations with close links to the government to support the mobilization of cotton pickers for the harvest.   In Syrdarya …

INTRODUCTION   Each year, the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights presents independent reporting on state-orchestrated human rights violations in the cotton, silk and other sectors in Uzbekistan in the Chronicle of Forced Labour in Uzbekistan. In the first issue for 2015, we present reports that the Uzbek government continued to use forced labour in the …

A CHRONICLE OF FORCED LABOUR IN THE COTTON SECTOR IN UZBEKISTAN Issue 7, November 6, 2014   download as PDF   New-borns’ mothers are forced to pick cotton in Djizzakh   October 19, 2014   In Djizzakh region, auth­­­orities forcibly mobilise mothers with new-borns to harvest cotton. Djizzakh residents report that women who tried to …

A CHRONICLE OF FORCED LABOUR IN THE COTTON SECTOR IN UZBEKISTAN Issue 6, October 29, 2014   Deaths and serious injuries suffered and reported during the 2014 cotton harvest:   download as PDF   The number of adults and children who lost their lives or suffered serious injuries during the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan has …

A CHRONICLE OF FORCED LABOUR IN THE COTTON SECTOR IN UZBEKISTAN   Issue 5, October 6, 2014   download as PDF     I. MONITORING REPORTS   The following are excerpts of interviews conducted by monitors of the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights (UGF) with Uzbek citizens in the cotton fields:   Dekhkonobod, a hospital …

A CHRONICLE OF FORCED LABOUR IN THE COTTON SECTOR IN UZBEKISTAN

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