Survey Report on Child Labor in Uzbekistan

Publication Date: 

April 1, 2008


Uzbek Human Rights Activists and Journalists

The use of forced child labor in Uzbekistan’s cotton harvest is widespread, and violates both Uzbekistan’s domestic law and its international legal commitments. This is the conclusion of a group of human rights defenders who monitored the use of forced child labor in two of the country’s provinces, Kashkadaria and Syr Daria. Their report is based on the 141 interviews that resulted, with students, parents, farm and healthcare workers and local residents.