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Uzbekistan Seeks Lifting of Cotton Boycott
April 30, 2019

Uzbekistan Seeks Lifting of Cotton Boycott

By Catherine Putz
Tashkent continues to push for the move, touting recent progress.

Uzbekistan Making Progress to Phase Out Forced Cotton Labor, Report Says
April 03, 2019

Uzbekistan Making Progress to Phase Out Forced Cotton Labor, Report Says

By Catherine Putz
Forced labor remains a reality in Uzbekistan, but the ILO and others are encouraged by the government's progress.
World Bank and ILO Whitewash One of the World’s Most Brutal Regimes
July 13, 2017

World Bank and ILO Whitewash One of the World’s Most Brutal Regimes

By Kristian Lasslett
The ILO’s fieldwork was undertaken hand-in-glove with Uzbek state minders, undermining its veracity.

Forced Fashion: Made in the USA with Uzbek Cotton?
November 02, 2016

Forced Fashion: Made in the USA with Uzbek Cotton?

By Ben Dalton
Despite progress, forced labor still lurks in the supply chains of major U.S. retailers

Forced Labor Remains Endemic in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
July 01, 2016

Forced Labor Remains Endemic in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
The two countries were downgraded in the U.S. State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons report.

What’s the Verdict on Forced Labor in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Harvest?
December 02, 2015

What’s the Verdict on Forced Labor in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Harvest?

By Catherine Putz
The risks of forced labor are real, but people tend to keep silent.

Forced Labor Persists in Uzbek Cotton Harvest
September 25, 2015

Forced Labor Persists in Uzbek Cotton Harvest

By Catherine Putz
Tashkent continues to coerce citizens into picking cotton, and harass human rights activists making not of it.
It’s 2010 in Central Asia, Again
September 18, 2015

It’s 2010 in Central Asia, Again

By Catherine Putz
The Internet, cotton, bus stops and a flash from the past feature in this week’s recommended reads.

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