Country Uzbekistan
Year 2007
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Sexual harassment, Sexual violence

Brief Description

The law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On guarantees for the rights of the child" was adopted by the House of Representatives on 23 November 2007, and was approved by the Senate on 1 December 2007.

Article 10.  Guarantees of freedom and personal inviolability of the child

Each child has the right to freedom, personal inviolability, the inviolability of their residence, and the confidentiality of their correspondence.

Each child has the right to protection from violation of his honor and dignity, as well as of illegal interference in his private life.

A child may not be subjected to detention, arrest, or imprisonment except as established by law.

The state shall guarantee the inviolability of the person and residence, and the confidentiality of the correspondence of a child and shall see to the protection for the child from all forms of exploitation, including physical, psychological, and sexual violence, torture and other forms of cruel, coarse, or other treatment that is degrading to human dignity, sexual harassment, incitement to criminal activity, and involvement in prostitution.

Source of Information

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