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CIS MEMBERS ARE INTRODUCED TO THE MEASURES CARRIED OUT IN UZBEKISTAN ON PROTECTION OF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

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CIS MEMBERS ARE INTRODUCED TO THE MEASURES CARRIED OUT IN UZBEKISTAN ON PROTECTION OF CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

Protecting children’s rights is a priority of domestic and foreign policy of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The country has taken concrete and effective measures aimed at preventing the use of child and forced labor.

This is referred to in the information material distributed by the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States and countries of the CIS.

The document notes that Uzbekistan has a robust legal framework that protects children’s rights in the workplace. Constitution prohibited any form of forced labor, which is the legal basis for the protection of citizens from exploitation, discrimination and coercion. The legislation provides criminal penalties for forced labor and human trafficking, set the minimum age for admission to employment, prohibits the employment of persons under 18 years of age in 34 areas of production. This category of citizens are not allowed to 1673 specific professions".

It is stated that the main government bodies responsible for issues relating to children in the community, including control over the prevention of the worst forms of child labor are the Special Commission on Minors under the Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, as well as Coordination Council on Child Labour.

In addition, direct control over compliance with current legislation on protection of the rights of the younger generation is also carried out by the Institute of Ombudsman and its branches in the regions.

Further reports on the conduct of the International Labour Organization in the period from 11 September to 31 October 2013 monitoring to prevent the use of child labor.

"The monitoring was conducted on the basis of principles and practices of the ILO, and also included conducting trainings and seminars across the country, - stated in the information material. - An approach based on the principles of capacity building, open communication, problem solving and mutual respect demonstrated by the high level of preparation and cooperation during the monitoring period".

It is noted that the monitoring revealed the absence of the use of forced child labor in a systematic manner. Along with this, in the course of the study there was widespread awareness of all citizens on the national legislation and international conventions in the field of prevention of child labor.

Special attention is given in the information material to the International Conference "The role of trade unions in ensuring citizens’ rights to decent working conditions: the experience of Uzbekistan" held on April 22-23, 2015 in Tashkent.

IA "Jahon", Minsk