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Cotton harvest 2023: risk of forced labour remains high

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Uzbekistan Cotton harvest 2023: risk of forced labour remains high [CALRMM] 10-02-2024

Uzbekistan ‘Justice doesn’t exist here’: Uzbek farmers and cotton workers say abuse, exploitation continues despite reforms [PRI] 09-01-2024

Uzbekistan Farmers’ cooperative appeals closure [CALRMM] 31-12-2023

Uzbekistan An Economist vs. Uzbekistan’s Silk Industry: Whose Facts Matter? [CALRMM] 21-10-2023

Uzbekistan Complaint filed against EBRD: labor rights violations, land grabs and exploitation at cotton producer Indorama Agro [CALRMM] 08-09-2023

Uzbekistan Uzbek cotton harvest 2022: no systematic forced labor of pickers but government control of the cotton sector puts farmers and workers at risk [CALRMM] 08-04-2023

Uzbekistan No place for independent cotton cooperatives in new Uzbekistan [CALRMM] 19-02-2023

Uzbekistan Will Uzbekistan’s first democratically elected trade union survive? [CALRMM] 04-02-2023

Uzbekistan Cotton chronicle 2022: observations of Uzbekistan’s cotton harvest [CALRMM] 05-11-2022

Uzbekistan Cotton sector cannot thrive without autonomy for farmers [CALRMM] 15-10-2022


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Cotton harvest 2023: risk of forced labour remains high 2024-02-10 [CALRMM]

‘Justice doesn’t exist here’: Uzbek farmers and cotton workers say abuse, exploitation continues despite reforms 2024-01-09 [PRI]

Farmers’ cooperative appeals closure 2023-12-31 [CALRMM]

An Economist vs. Uzbekistan’s Silk Industry: Whose Facts Matter? 2023-10-21 [CALRMM]

Complaint filed against EBRD: labor rights violations, land grabs and exploitation at cotton producer Indorama Agro 2023-09-08 [CALRMM]

Uzbekistan Georgian and Uzbek drivers win back over €300,000 sounding alarm for European trucking industry 2023-04-26 [ITF]

Uzbekistan Major global brands implicated in blatant violation of drivers' rights as wildcat strike continues 2023-04-16 [ITF]

Uzbekistan Solidarity statement for cross-border drivers striking at Gräfenhausen in Germany 2023-04-15 [ITF]

Uzbek cotton harvest 2022: no systematic forced labor of pickers but government control of the cotton sector puts farmers and workers at risk 2023-04-08 [CALRMM]

No place for independent cotton cooperatives in new Uzbekistan 2023-02-19 [CALRMM]

Will Uzbekistan’s first democratically elected trade union survive? 2023-02-04 [CALRMM]

Cotton chronicle 2022: observations of Uzbekistan’s cotton harvest 2022-11-05 [CALRMM]

Cotton sector cannot thrive without autonomy for farmers 2022-10-15 [CALRMM]

New Regulations in Uzbekistan Effectively Impose Government Control on NGOs 2022-09-03 [CALRMM]

New civil society report on Uzbekistan calls for independent institutions as well as enhanced transparency and CSO participation in asset recovery processes 2022-09-03 [CALRMM]

Illegal land confiscations in Uzbekistan: farmers in Namangan fight for their rights and livelihoods 2022-07-25 [CALRMM]

Indorama agro project: unmitigated human rights violations persist 2022-07-09 [CALRMM]

Significant risks” remain in Uzbek cotton sector 2022-04-08 [CALRMM]

ILO welcomes lifting of Cotton Campaign boycott of Uzbekistan 2022-03-15 [ILO]

Uzbek cotton is free from systemic child labour and forced labour 2022-03-02 [ILO]

Uzbek bloggers and activists under attack – the cases mount 2022-01-22 [Central Asia Labour Rights Monitoring Mission]

“The door to Uzbekistan has opened but there is a risk it could slam shut” 2021-12-29 [Central Asia Labour Rights Monitoring Mission]

Cotton pickers form the first independent trade union in Uzbekistan 2021-03-24 [IUF]

Forced and child labour in Uzbek cotton fields continues to fall 2020-02-11 [ILO]

Uzbeks report cotton harvest forced labour 2019-09-30 [BBC]

Activists welcome progress towards eradication of forced labour, child labour 2019-04-11 [ILO]

VIDEO Uzbekistan California FedEx OSHA FAA Whistleblower Mechanic Brian Gruzalski, OSHA Investigator/Lawyer Darrell Whitman, The Crimes and The Trial For more info 2018-10-31 [LVP]

The democratic future of Uzbekistan doesn't depend on the politicians, but whether workers can mobilise 2018-10-13 [openDemocracy]

Uzbekistan Forced labor down in spring cotton work, systemic problems remain 2018-09-13 [PSI]

Fewer Workers Forced to Prepare Uzbek Cotton Fields For more info 2018-09-10 [Solidarity Center]

Uzbek Union Leader Released from Prison For more info 2018-05-15 [Solidarity Center]

One Miner Killed, Others Trapped In Abandoned Uzbek Gold Mine 2018-01-19 [RFE/Rl]

Hundreds Fired From Uzbek Finance Ministry After President's Criticism 2017-12-28 [RFE/RL]

Child Labor Returns to Uzbekistan's Cotton Fields For more info 2017-11-01 [Solidarity Center]

VIDEO  5 Cents Per Kilo: Why Uzbek Government Still Forces People To Pick Cotton 2017-10-12 [RFE/RL]

Rights Group Says Political Will Needed To End Forced Labor In Uzbekistan For more info 2017-10-05 [RFE/RL]

Some Workers Excused from Cotton Fields - But Political Will Needed to End Forced Labor 2017-10-05 [Human Rights Watch]

Report Links World Bank to Uzbekistan Forced Labor 2017-07-05 [Solidarity Center]

World Bank funds linked to forced labour in Uzbekistan 2017-06-29 [Guardian ]

VIDEO  Forced labour liked to World Bank, says Human Rights Watch 2017-06-27 [Human Rights Watch]

Forced Labor Linked to World Bank 2017-06-27 [Human Rights Watch]

Falsely convicted union activist dies in prison 2017-06-25 [Solidarity Center]

Human trafficking activist Urlaeva held in psychiatric ward  ActNOW!  2017-03-22 [RFE/RL]

Campaigner against forced labor in Uzbekistan cotton fields arrested  ActNOW!  2017-03-22 [Reuters]

VIDEO  Cotton Sector Antislavery Activist Held In Mental Institution  ActNOW!  2017-03-22 [RFE/Radio Liberty]

Release Elena Urlaeva! 2017-03-22 [ILRF]

ILO Report Confirms Forced Labor 2017-02-17 [Human Rights Watch]

In Rare Public Protest, Uzbek Pensioners Demand Cash, Not Plastic 2017-01-20 [RFE/RL]

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