Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Uzbekistan: Everybody Needs Exit Visa – Authorization Costs Time And Money

Posted by Info on 26/03/2010

Uzbek citizens are limited in free travel. Every person, willing to go abroad (except for few destinations) must get exit visa, the authorization sticker with only 2 years of validity. This authorization requires time and money.
The laws assume few reasons not to issue such authorization: the official reasons can be the access to state secrets, non-performance of contract liabilities, the verdict of criminal court, military conscription and other.

Moreover the government puts strict control over foreign trips of hospital managers and healthcare ministry workers.
This is the case of violation of article 28, the Constitution of Uzbekistan, saying that the citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan has a right for free travel within the republic, arrival to and departure from Uzbekistan, except for the cases, set by lawsand article 12 of International Pact on civil and political rights that have the same content.

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