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Our 7th issue of the 2013 Chronicle of Forced Labour of Children and Adults is now online. Please follow the link to find out recent events in the cotton harvest of Uzbekistan.

Please follow the link to read the latest version of the Chronicle of Forced Labour of Children and Adults.

A new issue of the 2013 cotton chronicle is now available online. Please follow the link for the full chronicle. http://uzbekgermanforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/5-Cotton-Chronicle-Issue-5-2013.pdf

The 2013 cotton harvest is underway in Uzbekistan. The Uzbek Cotton Industry Association “Uzkhlopkoprom” estimates a total harvest of 3.35 million tons, making Uzbekistan the 6th largest cotton producer and 2nd largest cotton exporter in the world. Yet Uzbek citizens continue to suffer human rights abuses under the state-controlled cotton industry.   We are pleased …

Forced child labor in the Uzbek agriculture sector, primarily in the harvesting and weeding of cotton, Uzbekistan’s most important cash crop, costs the nation’s children tens of millions of hours of school time annually and exposes adults and children to serious health and safety risks. The systemic, government orchestrated forced labor of children and adults …

Swedish online newspaper published an article on forced labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton industry. Please follow the link for a full version of the article.   http://www.sida.se/OmVarlden/Reportage/Resor/Hard-diktatur–varma-manniskor/

Reporter des Deutschlandradios sind nach Usbekistan gereist, um den von Vorwürfen von Menschenrechtlern und internationalen Medien über die Kinderzwangsarbeit auf den Baumwollfeldern in Usbekistan nachzugehen. Die Reportage “Bei uns ist der Mensch nur ein weißer Fleck” eine Reise zur usbekischen Baumwollernte von Suzanne Bontemps und Sophie Panzer, gibt einen interessanten Einblick in den usbekischen Alltag …

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 …