Harvest Report 2015
Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights e.V.
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The cover-Up

Whitewashing Uzbekistan's White Gold

The evidence from the 2015 cotton harvest in Uzbekistan indicates that the government has not undertaken reforms to end its systematic use of forced labor. Yet the 2015 cotton harvest in Uzbekistan differed from previous years in a significant way: While the government continued to force more than a million people to pick cotton and farmers to grow cotton under threat of penalty, it did so while making significant efforts to project the appearance of cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO) ...
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Introduction & Overview
Methodology
Forced Labor System of Cotton Production in 2015 Forced Labor System of Cotton Production in 2015 Forced Mobilization of Labor in 2015 Forced Mobilization of Labor in 2015 Climate of Fear Climate of Fear Corruption & Economic Opportunity Corruption & Economic Opportunity Persecution of Independent Monitors Persecution of Independent Monitors ILO and World Bank Engagement in Uzbekistan ILO and World Bank Engagement in Uzbekistan
Documentary Evidence
Recommendations
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