Uzbekistan

Hope for Conflict Resolution in Ex-soviet Central Asia?

The Russia-Ukraine war has reminded the world of enduring tensions between ex-soviet countries – even 30 years after the Soviet Union’s dissolution. The death of Gorbachev, final president of the Soviet Union, in August 2022, has continued the discourse. Known…

Uzbekistan: not the idyllic tourist destination they’d have you believe

Tourism is a great source of revenue for any country. In recent years tourism has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry with more and more countries wanting to attract visitors. As the demand for travelling to new places increases, countries…

Uzbek slavery and the World Bank

Dear reader, At the end of last year we took our fight against modern slavery right to the World Bank to address forced labour found in its projects in Uzbekistan.  Alongside our partner, the Cotton Campaign, we projected a showcase of…

Daewoo Corp.: Stop Supporting Slavery in Uzbekistan!

Daewoo International Corporation, the largest single processor of cotton from Uzbekistan, has acknowledged it purchases Uzbek cotton harvested using forced labor. Yet Daewoo continues to reap direct benefits from the authoritarian Uzbek government for its investment in the cotton sector,…

Uzbekistan: Kerry Should Raise Rights Abuses at Talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry should publicly express concern about Uzbekistan’s deteriorating human rights situation during his meeting with the Uzbek foreign minister on March 12, 2013, and press for concrete improvements, Human Rights Watch said today. Foreign Minister…

Uzbekistan: Free Political Prisoners on Constitution Day

(Paris, December 6, 2012) – The Uzbek government should unconditionally release all of its political prisoners on the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the country’s constitution on December 8, 2012, human rights groups said today. Freeing the country’s many…