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12 Aug  2019 706

OSCE / ODIHR supports Uzbekistan in combating trafficking in persons and forced labour

On August 6, 2019, the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Austria received a letter from the Director of the Bureau for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Inhibjerg Solrun Gisladottir, in which she welcomes the adoption of the Decree of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev оn additional measures to further improve the system of combating trafficking in persons and forced labor.

The document emphasizes the decisive importance of the Decree of the head of our state in strengthening the legal framework of the country, the importance of creating a National Commission to Combat Trafficking in Persons and Forced Labor and the institution of a National Rapporteur. “Human rights-based multidisciplinary and intersectoral cooperation can and should serve as a good tool to combat human trafficking,” the letter says.

The ODIHR Director is also convinced that the appointment of the President of the Upper House of the Oliy Majlis as National Rapporteur is an important step in prioritizing the fight against human trafficking in Uzbekistan.

At the end of the letter, Inhibjerg Solrun Gisladottir confirmed the ODIHR’s readiness to provide further assistance to Uzbekistan in the fight against human trafficking and provide the necessary technical support, as well as expert advice for the implementation of the Decree of the President of our country.

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