Country Uzbekistan
Year 1995
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage, Sexual violence, Trafficking

Brief Description

The Criminal Code of Uzbekistan, which was confirmed as a law of the RU of 09/22/1994, No. 2012-- XII and entered into force on 04/01/1995, addresses a number of forms of violence against women, including rape (article 118), trafficking in humans (article 135), and compelling a woman to enter into marriage or preventing her from entering into marriage (article 137). Rape of a close relative is subject to a higher penalty under the Criminal Code.

Full Text

Criminal Code

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Uzbekistan to the questionnaire on violence against women, January 2009