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23 September 2008
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Autor/in: Uznews.net

Eighth-form pupils from secondary schools were sent to pick cotton in Jizak Region today, while high-school pupils went to cotton fields two days earlier. Local residents said that schoolchildren had been sent to cotton fields despite government...

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17 September 2008
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Autor/in: Uznews.net

The governor of Samarkand Region, Uktam Barnoyev, has issued orders not to involve schoolchildren under 15 in cotton picking, while students of colleges and lyceums of this age may be called up to pick cotton. As a rule, 15-year-olds should study in...

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12 September 2008
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12 September 2008
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Autor/in: Central Asian news service [Kyrgyzstan]

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On mandatory state social insurance against accidents at production and occupational diseases"…The main aim of the new law is to strengthen legal rights and guarantees...

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12 September 2008
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Autor/in: Uznews.net

The Uzbek authorities, fearing the global boycott of Uzbek cotton, are taking measures to reap a new cotton harvest without child labour, but will they manage it fully?...A human rights activist...said that schoolchildren and students are continuing...

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15 August 2008
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Autor/in: Calvert

Socially conscious shareholders, pension funds and human rights advocates have joined together to demand that the government of Uzbekistan stop using forced child labor in its cotton harvest... U.S. and international shareholders with combined assets...

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17 July 2008
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Autor/in: EurasiaNet

Authorities in Uzbekistan are…offering an amnesty on individual assets…money deposited by Uzbek citizens in banks will not be subject to taxes, fines or investigations by fiscal authorities…Uzbek entrepreneurs complain that….banks continue to routinely...

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15 July 2008
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Autor/in: Counter Balance

The day before a European Parliament committee vote on extending the mandate of the European Investment Bank (EIB) to permit it to engage in lending activities in Central Asia, the campaign coalition Counter Balance: Challenging the European Investment...

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23 June 2008
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Autor/in: Gerard Oonk, Senior advisor of ‘Stop Child Labour – School is the best place to work’ campaign

The 218 million children suffering from child labour worldwide, of which the products are also consumed in Europe, are a dramatic illustration of the mismatch between the rights of the economically powerful and the rights of the child… This policy...

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12 June 2008
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Autor/in: Gulnoza Saidazimova, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Officials in Central Asia have long denied that children are forced to work... But in many rural areas, particularly in places like Uzbekistan, it is the government that forces children to pick cotton. The practice has existed since the Soviet era and...

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