Country Reports on Terrorism 2018: Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN Overview: The Government of Uzbekistan remained concerned about the potential spillover of terrorism from Afghanistan and its Central Asian neighbors and about “radicalization” of Uzbeks abroad. Uzbekistan continued to improve relations with its neighbors in many areas, including security cooperation. Uzbekistan has actively participated in the C5+1 diplomatic platform, which includes a program related …

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Fiscal Transparency Report

Fiscal transparency informs citizens how government revenues and tax revenues are spent and is a critical element of effective public financial management.  Transparency provides citizens a window into government budgets and helps hold governments accountable.  It helps build market confidence and sustainability.  The Congressionally mandated Fiscal Transparency Report (FTR) is a tool to identify deficiencies and support needed …

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2018 Report on International Religious Freedom: Uzbekistan

Executive Summary The constitution provides for freedom of religion or belief and separation of government and religion.  In May the parliament approved a religious freedom “roadmap” to implement all twelve of the recommendations of UN Special Rapporteur on Religion or Belief Ahmed Shaheed.  It simplified rules for registering religious organizations and their reporting requirements.  The government established a …

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2019 Trafficking in Persons Report: Uzbekistan

JUNE 20, 2019 UZBEKISTAN: Tier 2 Watch List The Government of Uzbekistan does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts included taking substantive actions towards ending its use of forced adult labor during the annual cotton harvest, including by increasing remuneration to pickers, partially …

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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018: Uzbekistan

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018 Uzbekistan EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Uzbekistan is a constitutional republic with a political system dominated by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and his supporters. In 2016 former prime minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev won the presidential elections with 88 percent of the vote. The Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in Europe’s Office …

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2018 Trafficking in Persons Report: Uzbekistan

OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Tier 2 Watch List UZBEKISTAN: Tier 2 Watch List The Government of Uzbekistan does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government made key achievements during the reporting period; therefore Uzbekistan was upgraded …

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2017 Report on International Religious Freedom

BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR Uzbekistan Report May 29, 2018 Executive Summary The constitution provides for freedom of religion or belief and separation of government and religion. Constitutional rights may not encroach on lawful interests, rights, and freedoms of other citizens, the state, or society. The law allows for restricting religious activities when necessary …

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2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Uzbekistan

BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices   Report April 20, 2018   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Uzbekistan is a constitutional republic with a political system dominated by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and his supporters. On December 4, 2016, former prime minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev won the presidential elections with 88 percent of the vote. The Organization for Security …

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2016 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor: Uzbekistan

Bureau Of International Labor Affairs Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports Uzbekistan No Advancement – Efforts Made But Complicit in Forced Child Labor In 2016, Uzbekistan made efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor, but was also complicit in the use of forced child labor. The Government expanded the monitoring activities of both the ILO-led Third Party Monitoring …

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International Religious Freedom Report for 2016

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Uzbekistan Executive Summary The constitution provides for separation of religion and state. It guarantees freedom of conscience and states everyone has the right to profess or not to profess any religion. The law provides for freedom of worship and freedom from religious persecution, but provides for restricting religious activities …

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2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Uzbekistan

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016 Uzbekistan EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Uzbekistan is an authoritarian state with a constitution that provides for a presidential system with separation of powers among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The executive branch under former President Islam Karimov dominated political life and exercised …

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2015 International Religious Freedom Report

Executive Summary March 19 began as an ordinary day for 27-year old Farkhunda Malikzada. Farkhunda lived in Kabul, Afghanistan, a city that had already endured decades of warfare and still existed under the constant threat of terrorist attacks by the Taliban. Despite this, Farkhunda lived a happy and optimistic life, according to her family. She worked as …

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