More than 4.5 million people become victims of human trafficking every year. And, the most unfortunately, more than 1.2 million of them are children. These figures show how relevant the fight against this phenomenon is.
A national system in Uzbekistan has been created to counter this type of crime. State and public organizations are involved in the system, attention is also paid to cooperation with international organizations.
International round table discussion was held in Tashkent on “Ten years – a reliable foundation: new forces and new ideas on the way to the future” on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On combating human trafficking” of April 17, 2008.
The event, organized by the Republican Interdepartmental Commission together with the “Istiqbolli avlod” social and information center, was attended by representatives of ministries of Internal Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Justice, the National Center for Human Rights, the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, as well as public organizations.
An operative employee on extremely important affairs of the Main Directorate for Combating Terrorism and Extremism of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Jamoliddin Yusupov noted that an effective system of combating human trafficking is created in Uzbekistan, which helped to prevent 15,000 cases of human trafficking over the past 10 years, 3,500 victims of this type of crime received social assistance in adaptation.
Participants of the event got acquainted with important features of the “Actual Communication Channel”, activities in protecting the interests of the population.
During the round table discussion, participants exchanged practical experience and opinions on legislation in combating human trafficking, the mechanisms of its implementation, cooperation of state, international and public organizations, measures to eradicate this crime.
Following the conference, recommendations were developed on increasing information on counteraction to this type of crime, providing assistance to victims, expanding and strengthening social partnership in this sphere, strengthening cooperation with international community, enhancing effectiveness of mutual relations between states.