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of April 17, 2008 No. ZRU-154

About counteraction to human trafficking

Accepted by Legislative house on March 18, 2008

Approved by the Senate on March 27, 2008

(as amended on 23-06-2022)

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of counteraction to human trafficking.

Article 2. Legislation on counteraction to human trafficking

The legislation on counteraction to human trafficking consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about counteraction to human trafficking then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

trade in the minor - any action or the transaction, irrespective of use at the same time the levers specified in determination "human trafficking" by means of which the minor is illegally given by the parent, other legal representative or other person to the other person for remuneration for the purpose of its operation or receipt of material or other benefit;

country of source - the state from which territory export of the victims of human trafficking is performed or citizens of which are the victims of human trafficking;

coercion - physical, psychological, sexual and economic abuse or threat of its application with the purpose to induce the forced person contrary to or in spite of himself to making of any actions or to refusal of their making for benefit of the forcing person or other persons;

human trafficking - recruitment, transportation, transfer, concealment or receipt of people for the purpose of their operation by threat of force or its application or other forms of coercion, stealing, fraud, deception, authority misuse or vulnerability of provision, or by bribery in payment type or benefits for receipt of consent of person controlling other person. Exploitation of people means operation of prostitution of other persons or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or the services, slavery or customs similar to slavery, servile status or removal of organs and (or) tissues of the person;

the victim of human trafficking - the physical person which was affected by human trafficking irrespective of whether there was its consent to this action and from participation of this person in criminal procedure;

identification of the victims of human trafficking - package of measures, performed concerning the physical persons directed to receipt of data on making or about intention to make concerning them the actions qualified as human trafficking;

counteraction to human trafficking - activities for the prevention, identification, suppression of human trafficking, minimization of its effects, assistance to the victims of human trafficking;

the expected victim of human trafficking - the physical person recognized as the expected victim of human trafficking as a result of primary identification;

the dealer in people - person who independently or in group of persons makes any actions connected with human trafficking and also the official who the actions promotes human trafficking and equally does not interfere and does not resist to it though shall do it owing to the ex-officio full powers.

Article 4. Basic principles of counteraction to human trafficking

The basic principles of counteraction to human trafficking are;


inevitability of responsibility of dealers in people;

inadmissibility of discrimination of the victims of human trafficking;

social partnership.


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