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Jonas Astrup on Reforming Uzbekistan's Cotton Industry
May 21, 2019
Jonas Astrup on Reforming Uzbekistan's Cotton Industry
As Uzbekistan makes progress on ending forced labor, Tashkent is open about the remaining challenges.
Jonas Astrup on Reforming Uzbekistan's Cotton Industry
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
Forced labor remains a reality in Uzbekistan, but the ILO and others are encouraged by the government's progress.
Uzbekistan Making Progress to Phase Out Forced Cotton Labor, Report Says
Why Did Mirziyoyev Fire an Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister?
November 07, 2018
Why Did Mirziyoyev Fire an Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister?
Mirziyoyev apparently has little tolerance for demeaning treatment.
Why Did Mirziyoyev Fire an Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister?
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
The ILO’s fieldwork was undertaken hand-in-glove with Uzbek state minders, undermining its veracity.
World Bank and ILO Whitewash One of the World’s Most Brutal Regimes
Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan
June 27, 2017
Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan
In a new report, Human Rights Watch says the World Bank's Uzbekistan projects are tainted with forced labor.
Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan
EU Moves Uzbek Textile Deal Forward
November 11, 2016
EU Moves Uzbek Textile Deal Forward
After 5 years, the EU-Uzbekistan Textile Protocol is headed to a vote in December.
EU Moves Uzbek Textile Deal Forward
Forced Fashion: Made in the USA with Uzbek Cotton?
November 02, 2016
Forced Fashion: Made in the USA with Uzbek Cotton?
Despite progress, forced labor still lurks in the supply chains of major U.S. retailers
Forced Fashion: Made in the USA with Uzbek Cotton?
Cotton and Loans: Bad Business in Uzbekistan
July 07, 2016
Cotton and Loans: Bad Business in Uzbekistan
A complaint against an IFC project sheds light on the opaque financial systems underlying Uzbekistan's cotton industry.
Cotton and Loans: Bad Business in Uzbekistan
Forced Labor Remains Endemic in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
July 01, 2016
Forced Labor Remains Endemic in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
The two countries were downgraded in the U.S. State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons report.
Forced Labor Remains Endemic in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
A Closer Look at Central Asia's Offshore Connections
April 09, 2016
A Closer Look at Central Asia's Offshore Connections
IKEA's Turkmen cotton, the 6th anniversary of the 2nd Kyrgyz revolution, and a crash course on Central Asia; recommended links.
A Closer Look at Central Asia's Offshore Connections
Uzbekistan: White Gold, Dirty Business
April 01, 2016
Uzbekistan: White Gold, Dirty Business
Forced labor and financial opacity are the greatest sins of Uzbekistan’s cotton industry.
Uzbekistan: White Gold, Dirty Business
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