Republic of Uzbekistan

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UZB37850 - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on exit procedures for persons who have come to the attention of authorities. I.e. would they be on a list, be stopped at customs, etc
    • UZB37066 - Aug. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Who issues exit permits in Uzbekistan and is there evidence to suggest that local militias can influence the decisions of authorities who issue exit permits?
      2. Are Uzbek official documents also issued in Russian? Is document fraud widespread?
    • UZB36967 - July 2010 (PDF)
      1. What are the exit procedures, including security checks, in Uzbekistan?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UZB105711.E - Uzbekistan: Exit procedures and documents required for nationals leaving the country; whether interviews are conducted by customs officials; whether persons wanted by authorities are able to leave the country legally or without difficulty (2015-January 2017) - Jan 2017 (PDF)
    • UZB105489.E - Uzbekistan: Information on the propiska residence registration system and impact on a person's ability to relocate; requirements and procedures to relocate within the country, including deregistration; role of the Mahalla (neighbourhood) Committee in relocation process, including whether the Committee can refuse to deregister a person; recourse and appeal mechanisms to authorize relocation (2015-April 2016) - May 2016 (PDF)
    • UZB43235.E - Procedure for a former permanent resident who is a Tajik origin and whose parents still live in Uzbekistan to recover his or her former permanent residence (2004) - Dec. 2004 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • United States Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF),  2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UZB37809 - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide similar information in relation to charges of teaching Islam to minors.
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - "We Can't Refuse to Pick Cotton" - Forced and Child Labor Linked to World Bank Group Investments in Uzbekistan - June 2017 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UZB37850 - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information on corruption in the militia, for example a detainee paying a bribe for release?
      2. Please provide information on exit procedures for persons who have come to the attention of authorities. I.e. would they be on a list, be stopped at customs, etc?

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UZB42356.E - Availability of services that benefit the disabled (particularly those in wheelchairs) and whether there are hospitals that specialize in care for the disabled - Feb. 2004 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National / Racial / Ethnic Minorities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Minority Rights Group International
    • State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
    • Case study: A sea that fled its shores - June 2012 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Tatars

U.S. Government Reports
  • RIC Report - Uzbekistan: Information On The Treatment of Crimean Tatars - June 1998 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Ethnic Russians

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UZB100740.E - Treatment of ethnic Russians in Uzbekistan was scarce among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. - Feb. 2006 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Treatment of Russian Christians including information on percentage of population whether rising~falling and are they leaving the country. - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Russians and Ukrainian profile (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Jews

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Anti-Semitism - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UZB100739.E - Situation of Jews and state protection available (2003 - 2005). - Jan. 2006 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Karakalpaks

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Karakalpaks profile (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Tajiks

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UZB100741.E - Treatment of ethnic Tajiks and the state protection available to them (2003- 2005). - Feb. 2006 (PDF)
    • UZB43235.E - Procedure for a former permanent resident who is a Tajik origin and whose parents still live in Uzbekistan to recover his or her former permanent residence (2004) - Dec. 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Tajiks profile (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Turks

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Turks profile (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Uighurs

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UZB35765 - Nov.2009 (PDF)
      1. Is there any evidence ethnic Uighurs in Uzbekistan face ill-treatment or are discriminated against?

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Gender

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UZB37514 - Oct. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Does holding a propiska at an address entitle the person to a share of the property? For example, is it common for people to not let their daughters-in-law be registered at a property they own, so as to deny them future property rights in the event of divorce?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UZB100742.E - Domestic violence; protection available (2003-2005) - Feb. 2006 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • Sacrificing Women to Save the Family?: Domestic Violence in Uzbekistan - June 2001 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UZB37850 - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is there information on ordinary members of the community, rather than activists, being harassed by authorities for speaking out against the government?
      2. Please provide information on methods used by the militia to suppress anti-government expression - for example, arrests, beatings, intimidation, etc.
    • UZB37809 - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on enforcement of those laws with particular reference to arrests intimidation or torture or suspected adherents of Hizb-ut-Tahrir or on the basis of not adhering to the correct form of Islam.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UZB102839.E - Alternatives to military service; whether conscientious objection is recognized - June 2008 (PDF)
    • UZB100743.E - Penalties for desertion from and evasion of military service (2003 - 2005). - Jan. 2006 (PDF)
    • UZB42619.E - The Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (HRSU), including treatment of its members by the authorities - May 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International
    • "We Will Find You, Anywhere" - The Global Shadow of Uzbekistani Surveillance - March 2017 (PDF)
    • A briefing on Current Human Rights Concerns - May 2010 (PDF)
    • Submission to the Human Rights Committee - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • Government crackdown on human rights defenders - March 2007 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2018 (PDF), 2017,  2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Freedom House
    • The Worst of the Worst 2012: The World's Most Repressive Societies - 2012 (PDF)
    • Nations in Transit - 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
    • Special Report - Uzbekistan: The Year After - Sept 2017 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • 'And It Was Hell All Over AgainÂ…': Torture in Uzbekistan - Dec. 2000
    • 'Leaving No Witnesses': Uzbekistan's Campaign Against Rights Defenders - Mar. 2000
    • Persistent Human Rights Violations and Prospects for Improvement. - May 1996 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group
    • In for the Long Haul - Feb. 2006 (PDF)
    • The Failure of Reform in Uzbekistan: Ways Forward for the International Community - Mar.2004 (PDF)
    • Uzbekistan's Reform Program: Illusion or Reality - Feb. 2003 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UZB37514 - Oct. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is there any additional recent information to indicate whether a person who has a high profile with the police would be able to leave Uzbekistan easily, return for a period of time (for example, one month) and then leave Uzbekistan again?
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • 'No One Left to Witness' Torture, the Failure of Habeas Corpus, and the Silencing of Lawyers in Uzbekistan? - Dec. 2011 (PDF)
    • 'Crackdown in the Farghona Valley': Arbitrary Arrests. - May 1998 (PDF)

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Law

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UZB37809 - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please outline the laws relating to Islamic worship and teachings in Uzbekistan and freedom to worship other religions.
    • UZB37514 - Oct. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Does holding a propiska at an address entitle the person to a share of the property? For example, is it common for people to not let their daughters-in-law be registered at a property they own, so as to deny them future property rights in the event of divorce?
      2. If a person moves to a residence that is in the same police district as the residence at which they are registered, is the person required to update/change their propiska or do people have to update their propiska for any change of residence?
      3. Is there such thing as a temporary registration when someone goes to visit or stay somewhere temporarily?
      4. Is there a difference between residency registration and property ownership registration? Can a person own several properties but only be registered at one?

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Maps

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UZB37809 - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide general information on Samarkand.

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Medical Availability

International Government Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports
  • CIA - Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments - 2011
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections and Political Parties - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF) 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UZB100738.E - The status of the Birlik party and the treatment of its members (2003 - 2005) - Jan. 2006 (PDF)
    • UZB43519.FE - List of ERK political opponents who were killed by the authorities or who died in custody in 2004. - Apr. 2005 (PDF)
    • UZB42312.E - Treatment of political dissidents or members of the opposition and their family members 1999 - 2004 - Feb. 2004 (PDF)
    • UZB41626.E - Identities of President Islam Karimov's children, their spouses and former spouses. - June 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • International Crisis Group
    • Political Murder in Central Asia: No Time to End Uzbekistan's Isolation - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
    • International Crisis Group - Uzbekistan: Stagnation and Uncertainty - Aug. 2007 (PDF)
    • International Crisis Group - Uzbekistan: In for the Long Haul - Feb. 2006 (PDF)
    • International Crisis Group - Uzbekistan: Repression and Instability - Aug. 2001 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UZB37809 - Dec.2010 (PDF)
      1. Please outline the laws relating to Islamic worship and teachings in Uzbekistan and freedom to worship other religions.
      2. Please provide information on enforcement of those laws with particular reference to arrests intimidation or torture or suspected adherents of Hizb-ut-Tahrir or on the basis of not adhering to the correct form of Islam.
      3. Please provide similar information in relation to charges of teaching Islam to minors.
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • Class Dismissed: Discriminatory Expulsions of Muslim Students - Oct. 1999
  • Institute on Religion and Public Policy Report - Religious Freedom in Uzbekistan (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Treatment of Russian Christians including information on percentage of population whether rising~falling and are they leaving the country - Oct. 2009 (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UZB37066 - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please provide a brief background on the situation of homosexuals and/or transgender people in Uzbekistan.
      2. Is there an evidence that individuals assisting/advocating on behalf of homosexuals in Uzbekistan are subjected to ill-treatment at the hands of authorities or by their communities?
      1. Is there any evidence to indicate that the intimidation and assault of lesbians and their advocates by local militias and the local community would be replicated elsewhere within Uzbekistan?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UZB102392.E - Treatment of homosexuals by society and by government authorities; legal recourse and protection available to homosexuals who have been subject to ill-treatment (2003 - 2007) - Mar. 2007 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Andijan Massacre

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UZB37850 - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is it likely that the authorities continue to be interested in individuals who were mere observers or had played an insignificant role in the public demonstration on 13 May 2005?
    • UZB36967 - July 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is it likely that the authorities continue to be interested in individuals who were mere observers or had played an insignificant role in the public demonstration on 13 May 2005?
      2. Have recent events had an influence on the behaviour of the authorities towards those perceived to have been involved in the May 2005 events?
      3. What kind of treatment is a person who was a mere passer-by, and who happened upon the public demonstration which preceded the 'Andijan massacre', likely to face now in Uzbekistan?
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • 'Saving its Secrets' Government Repression in Andijan - May 2008 (PDF)
    • 'Burying the Truth: Uzbekistan Rewrites the Story of the Andijan Massacre" - Sept. 2005 (PDF)
    • 'Bullets Were Falling Like Rain': The Andijan Massacre - May 2005 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group

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Specific Country Issues - Treatment of Returnees

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UZB37850 - Dec.2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on treatment of failed returnee asylum seekers

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • Fast-track to Torture: Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan - April 2016 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Mahalla Committees/Posbon

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UZB37850 - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on methods used by the militia to suppress anti-government expression - for example, arrests, beatings, intimidation, etc
    • UZB37809 - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on enforcement of those laws with particular reference to arrests intimidation or torture or suspected adherents of Hizb-ut-Tahrir or on the basis of not adhering to the correct form of Islam.
    • UZB37066 - Aug. 2010 (PDF)
      1. What is the role of militias in law enforcement/security at the local level in Uzbekistan?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UZB42472.E - Role of mahalla in Uzbek society; whether mahalla are involved in extortion; state protection. - Apr. 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • 'From House to House': Abuses by Mahalla Committees - Sept. 2003 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • USCIS RIC Report
    • Recent Developments and U.S. Interests - United States Congressional Research Service - Aug. 2012 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Freedom House
    • Freedom of the Press - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
    • Freedom on the Net - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
    • Safety on the Line: Exposing the myth of mobile communication security - Republic of Uzbekistan - Aug. 2012 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • “You Can’t See Them, but They’re Always There” Censorship and Freedom of the Media in Uzbekistan - March 2018 (PDF)
    • Violations of Media Freedom: Journalism and Censorship in Uzbekistan - July 1997

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Timeline

Trafficking

US Government Reports

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Global Report on Trafficking in Persons - Eastern Europe and Central Asia - 2016 (PDF)

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Terrorism

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)

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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UZB37809 - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
      • Please provide information on enforcement of those laws with particular reference to arrests intimidation or torture or suspected adherents of Hizb-ut-Tahrir or on the basis of not adhering to the correct form of Islam.

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • 'No One Left to Witness' Torture, the Failure of Habeas Corpus, and the Silencing of Lawyers in Uzbekistan? - Dec. 2011 (PDF)
    • 'And It Was Hell All Over Again…': Torture in Uzbekistan - Dec. 2000 [external link]

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Updated July 9, 2018

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