This study was carried out within the framework of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Project “Improving labour inspection system in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan through SSTC knowledge sharing and peer-learning”, funded by PARTNERSHIPS, and corresponds to its Activity 1.1.1.
Its purpose is to describe and analyse the labour inspection systems of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, in the light of the main applicable International Labour Standards (ILS), ILO Guidelines on general principles of labour inspection, and best practices on labour inspection, in particular that of the labour inspection system of Romania.
It is also aimed at identifying the main gaps and shortcomings of those systems and at providing technical recommendations for their better alignment, in law and in practice, with the aforesaid standards and, guidelines, with a view to increase their capacity to discharge their duties and to improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
It builds on a comprehensive desk review of the key national legislation of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Romania, on Labour Inspection, Labour Relations and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), comments of the ILO Supervisory Bodies, as regards the applications of the ratified ILS on Labour Inspection in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, reports on the activities of the labour inspection services and replies of national tripartite constituents to the submitted questionnaire.
The study was prepared, on behalf of the ILO, by Mr. Valentin Mocanu, former ILO Senior Specialist on Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and OSH and current external expert, and revised by the ILO.