Information about victims of human trafficking is not subject to disclosure
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a law “On Combating Trafficking in Human Beings” in new edition on 17 August 2020.
According to the law, the identification of victims of trafficking in persons is carried out in order to identify them and provide them with the necessary assistance and protection, as well as to prevent the risk of their re-involvement in trafficking in persons.
The Law also defines the procedure for social rehabilitation and adaptation of victims of trafficking in persons. They include, but are not limited to the following:
- provision of material assistance for the period of placement in specialized institutions;
- provision of temporary housing, food, sanitary and hygienic means, and, if necessary, clothing, footwear and other essential items;
- assistance in employment, education, vocational guidance and vocational training, and retraining;
- assistance in social reintegration, including assistance in finding relatives.
It has been established that information about victims of trafficking in persons, alleged victims of trafficking in persons and the circumstances of the crimes committed against them, as well as information about the security measures taken are not subject to disclosure.
The law comes into force upon the expiration of 6 months from the date of its official publication.