Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Forced Labor

Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis Tanzila Narbaeva held a meeting on the work of the commission to combat trafficking in persons and forced labor until the first half of 2021.

It was noted that the improvement of the legislative framework in the field was consistently continued. For the first time in Uzbekistan, a system of reorientation has been introduced at the national level of persons who have suffered from human trafficking or are suspected of being trafficked.

In the report of the US Department of State for the current year, Uzbekistan was excluded from the list of states under special supervision and included in the list of states carrying out large-scale work to fully comply with international standards, that is, in the 2nd category.

Among the advances made in the fight against forced labor, there are several problems.

When analyzed by industry, the largest number of cases of forced labor is observed in the field of public education - 16 cases, banking and finance - 3 cases, medical - 9 cases, transport and landscaping - 5 cases.