Dictator’s Daughter Expected at New York’s Fall Fashion Week

Posted on August 10, 2011 by | No Comments

Once again, Gulnara Karimova, the controversial daughter of Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov, will be on the runway during Fashion Week in New York City this fall as she was last year. Mercedes Benz, sponsor of the Fashion Week September 8-15, announced today that Gulnara is on the calendar to show her Guli label. The dictator’s [...]

EU Opts to Keep Trade Preferences for Uzbekistan

Posted on August 8, 2011 by | No Comments

Non-governmental campaigners against forced child labour in Uzbekistan have run up against some obstacles in getting the European Union on board to pressure Tashkent to stop this pernicious practice. The European Commission has opted to maintain trade preferences for Uzbekistan under its Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, despite clear evidence of the use of forced child [...]

Uzbek Government Claims No Child Labour

Posted on August 1, 2011 by | No Comments

The government of Uzbekistan has completed an investigation into allegations of child labour, and claimed to have found none, human rights activist Elena Urlayeva reported today on the list Human Rights in Central Asia. Uzbek human rights activists have vowed to press their cause further with a complaint to the prosecutor’s office. Earlier it had [...]