Study

2011

Child Labour in Uzbek Cotton Production and the Responsibility of European Corporations

In this brochure the ECCHR highlights one of the most striking abuses of economic and social human rights in Uzbekistan: The state-led system of compulsory child labour in the cotton production. The report provides an overview of the current situation and outlines the background to child and forced labour during the cotton harvest. Focusing particularly on European cotton dealers, it investigates the responsibility of European corporations who trade with Uzbek cotton by using the internationally recognized OECD Guidelines.