In this public high-level hearing, experts from governmental, intergovernmental, business, and NGO backgrounds will discuss the relationship between Germany and Uzbekistan.
From state-sponsored child labor during the cotton harvesting, involving from 1.5 to 2 million Uzbek children each year, to the subversion of basic civil and political rights including the systematic use of torture, the Uzbekistan human rights record is so appalling, that the country is considered one of todays most repressive regimes left in the world.
Experts will engage on how political and economic interests of Western Actors impact, positively or negatively, the advancement of human rights in Uzbekistan.
This event was co-sponsored by the German-Uzbek Forum for Human Rights, Anti-Slavery International, Human Rights Watch, Uzbekistan Press Freedom Group, terres des hommes, Eurasian Transition Group, INKOTA-netzwerk and the Clean Clothes Campaign.
The documentary films are a project of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights ECCHR and were produced by ecofilm sustainable film production.