Senate approves the law on ratification of the Protocol to ILO Convention 29
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The Senate of Oliy Majlis approved the law “On ratification of the Protocol to Convention 29 of the International Labor Organization 1930 on forced labor (Geneva, 11 June 2014)”.
The document envisages the ratification of the Protocol to the ILO Convention 29 on Forced Labor (Geneva, 11 June 2014).
The Convention stipulates that each ILO member will, in fulfillment of its obligations under the Convention, undertake active efforts to prevent the risks of forced or compulsory labor, to determine the factors increasing the risk of forced or compulsory labor, training and informing employers about the inadmissibility of their participation in the practice of forced or compulsory labor.
It was noted that the Protocol was ratified by 30 states, such as the United Kingdom, Norway, Finland, France, the Czech Republic, Spain, the Netherlands, Israel, Russia and others. It was emphasized that the provisions of the Protocol for the Prohibition of Forced Labor are reflected in the Constitution (Art. 37), Labor Code (Article 7), the Criminal Code, the Administrative Responsibility Code, a number of laws and Government decisions.
The parliamentarians noted that the ratification of this Protocol will strengthen the international legal framework, establishing new obligations to prevent forced labor, protect its victims and ensure access to remedies, as well as create a positive image of Uzbekistan in relations with the ILO and human rights organizations, studying the experience of developed countries in the protection of the rights and interests of victims of forced labor. The law is approved by the senators.