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