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Uzbekistan adopts another document on forced labor elimination

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Uzbekistan adopts another document on forced labor elimination

Ensuring the rule of law, reliable protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens is one of the priorities of state policy pursued by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Therefore, in recent years, a number of documents and necessary measures on eliminating forced labor have been adopted.

On October 29, 2018, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed a decree on increasing the responsibility of heads of state authorities at all levels for preventing and eradicating any manifestations and all forms of forced labor.

In accordance with the decree, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Head of the Complex for Agriculture and Water Resources, Processing Agricultural and Food Products of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan Mirzayev Zoyir was dismissed from the position for serious deficiencies in organization of activities on sowing and irrigating winter grain.

In the document, the Attorney General of the Republic of Uzbekistan is instructed to conduct an inspection of violation facts of the law during agricultural work, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, heads of state authorities and local economic associations – to ensure effective implementation of measures on eliminating all forms and any manifestations of forced labor.

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