The institute of the national rapporteur on combating human trafficking and forced labor will be created in Uzbekistan, follows from the presidential decree.
“An institution of the national rapporteur on combating human trafficking and forced labor will be established,” the document says.
The main tasks of the national rapporteur are the followings:
- annual submission of information to the President on the current situation in the country and in the world in the field of combating human trafficking and forced labor, measures taken to prosecute and punish those involved in this type of crime, and support for victims of human trafficking;
- organizing on a regular basis briefings for the media with the involvement of the diplomatic corps of foreign states and representative offices of international organizations accredited in the Republic of Uzbekistan (in order to provide the general public and the international community with reliable information on measures taken in this area in the republic);
- ensuring effective cooperation and interaction in the field of combating human trafficking and forced labor with the international community, organizations and human rights defenders specialized in this topic, prompt response to attacks against the state, as well as defending the national interests of the republic in the international arena in this sphere.
In accordance with the decree of the head of state, the Republican interdepartmental commission on combating human trafficking was reorganized as the National Commission for combating human trafficking and forced labor, which will be chaired by the national rapporteur.