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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2013   MEDIA CONTACTS:   Sean Rudolph, Sean@ilrf.org or 202-347-4100 extension 113   Nike Called Out for Doing Business with Slave Cotton Company While Competitors Take Action, Nike Shelters Supplier with Deep Ties to Brutal Uzbek Regime (Washington, D.C) – Uzbek human rights activists, political leaders, and prominent dissidents released …

УЗБЕКИСТАН Совместный доклад гражданского общества, предоставленный для Универсального периодического обзора 2-й цикл   Ассоциация «Права человека в Центральной Азии» – AHRCA, Узбекско-германский  форум по правам человека – УГФ и Центр по гражданским и политическим правам – МПГПП-центр представляют вашему вниманию совместный альтернативный доклад. В декабре 2008 года, во время первого доклада правительства Узбекистана, государства-участники ООН …

UZBEKISTAN Joint report of the civil society submitted for Universal Periodic Review 2nd cycle   Association for Human Rights in Central Asia – AHRCA, Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights – UGF and Centre for Civil and Political Rights – CCPR Centre, would like to draw your attention to their joint NGO report on Uzbekistan. In …

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INKOTA-netzwerk und WELTbewusst versnatalten vom  15.-17.3.2013 in Berlin ein Seminar zum Theme Menschenrechte und Weltwirktschaft:   In der globalisierten Weltwirtschaft werden immer wieder Menschenrechte missachtet, aber muss dass so sein? Das Seminar wirft anhand des Beispiels Baumwolle einen kritischen Blick auf Geschichte und Gegenwart und zeigt auf bestehende Alternativen und Initiativen.   Mit ExpertInnen wollen wir der Sache auf den …

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    Deutsche Version des UGF Bericht “Cotton – it’s not a plant, it’s politics” jetzt online.

Umida Niyazova comments on the 2012 cotton campaign in Uzbekistan. Though in 2o12 the Uzbek government largely refrained from mobilizing children to pick cotton during the harvest season, it excessively mobilized students aged 16 and above and adults.  This commentary takes a close look at the changes that have been observed during this years cotton …

Russian version of the UGF report “Cotton – it’s not a plant, it’s politics” online now. Please follow the link for a full version of the report.

Deepening State-Sponsored Forced Labour Flagged in Field Report of the 2011 Uzbek Cotton Harvest “Cotton – it’s not a plant, it’s politics”: The system of forced labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton sector- Evidence from the 2011 cotton harvest presents the depth and brutality of state-sponsored forced labour of children and adults in the cotton sector of …