Information System on International Labour Standards. C – Forced Labour Convention, (No. 29). Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour. Publication year: Categories: Slavery, Slavery-Like Practices & Forced Labour, Traffic in Persons Sources: ILO Types: Norms and standards. Regions. Title, Forced Labour Convention, C29 Citation / Document Symbol, C29 Labour Organization (ILO), Forced Labour Convention, C29, 28 June , C29, .

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Brazil has an estimated , enslaved persons.

NO last visited Jan. Inthe International Labour Conference adopted Convention to enhance Convention 29 by requiring the immediate eradication of forced labour in five specific cases [xvi] related to State economic cojvention political coercion.

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lablur This support suggests that additional countries may soon start ratifying, and thereafter reinvigorating, their efforts to eradicate all forms of forced labour and human trafficking. First, among the reasons, is its quality. Measures shall also be taken to ensure that the regulations are brought to the knowledge of persons from whom such labour is exacted. Because the US has taken a leading role in trying to combat forced labour both within its borders and internationallyconvetnion examination of the full range of forced labour as exhibited by its scrutiny of Brazil, Mauritania, Thailand, and itself in its newer Trafficking in Persons and Human Rights Country reports could serve as a model for other countries wishing forcfd follow suit.

The formal ratifications of this Convention under the conditions set forth in the Constitution of the International Labour Organisation shall be communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration.

Furthermore, there is the potential for the US to lead on the eradication of forced labour with its continued emphasis in its Trafficking in Persons and Human Rights Country reports on broader forms of forced labour away from sex trafficking.

Except as otherwise provided for in Article 10 of this Convention, any authority competent to exact forced or compulsory labour shall, before deciding to have recourse to such labour, satisfy itself These countries are highlighted here, not just for their geographic diversity, but because they illustrate the diverse forced labour and trafficking challenges the world exhibits: On 14 MayNiger became the first state to ratify the Protocol.

Business supports the complete abolition and elimination of forced labour in all its forms, including human trafficking, as soon as possible — for the obvious ethical reasons that victims of forced labour lose their freedom and dignity and are bound to dangerous and unacceptable working conditions, as well as for the fact that the sustained suppression of forced or compulsory labour also contributes to ensuring fair competition.


This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat Forced labour is an abhorrent practice and a severe human rights violation. It also obligates states parties to develop “a national policy and plan of action for the effective and sustained suppression of forced or compulsory labour”.

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He shall likewise notify them of the registration of ratifications which may be communicated subsequently by other Members of the Organisation. As a non-binding recommendation, [xlii] these measures constitute a range of suggested policies and practices aimed at helping States build out effective forced labour prevention programs. The Government of Thailand was the only state to vote against adoption, [7] [8] though it reversed its position a forcev days later.

P29, Protocol of to the Forced Labour Convention, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Use dmy dates from May As the ILO notes, there are coonvention of forced labour that may not be considered a form of human trafficking, such as forced prison labour and forcev instances of bonded labour. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Protocol to ILO Convention NO. 29: A Step Forward for International Labour Standards

Interestingly, the Protocol provides flexibility to States, presumably because the ILO recognizes the unique context each country faces. Article 1 requires States to have a national action plan.

Even though the US has not ratified Convention 29, [xlv] the US is supportive of the Protocol, and the need to shift the focus away from sexual exploitation to broader forms of trafficking and forced labour. Convention may be denounced: Before permitting recourse to forced or compulsory labour for works of construction or maintenance which entail the workers remaining at the workplaces for considerable periods, the competent authority shall satisfy itself Article 11 of the Convention states that forced or compulsory labour may be imposed only upon “adult able-bodied males who are of an apparent age of not less than 18 and not more than 45 years”.

Of course, the Protocol will only be successful if countries ratify and implement it. As ofthe Convention has been ratified of the ILO members. Retrieved 4 March It only focused on one over the other when that challenge had a greater prevalence in a given country. Presently, only Niger has ratified the Protocol. In addition to enforcement, there is an emphasis on prevention, identification, and treatment of the root causes of forced labour. The Protocol is also innovative because it does not establish a one-size-fits-all substantive prescription for eradicating forced labour, but instead requires countries to engage in establishing their own plans for eradicating forced labour.


In Februarythe tripartite meeting of experts took place in Geneva.

She also thanked her colleagues in the room — Workers, Employers and Governments. Retrieved 30 May Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to forced or compulsory labour, which is included in the first item on the agenda of the Session, and. The Convention was adopted in Geneva 28 June and came into force on 1 May Views Read Edit View history.

Instead, the Protocol is meant to enhance efforts to eliminate forced labour by addressing numerous implementation gaps in forced labour Convention No. Diane Frey View Posts. Full PDF version available here. Adequate measures shall in all cases be taken to ensure albour the regulations governing the employment of forced or compulsory labour are strictly applied, either by extending the duties of any existing labour inspectorate which has been established for the inspection of voluntary labour to cover the inspection of forced or compulsory labour or in some other appropriate manner.

Foorced to competent authorities by country.

Treatment of these issues between and [li] in Country Reports for Brazil, [lii] Mauritania, [liii] Thailand, [liv] and the US [lv] indicate that the US Government has been focusing more attention on forced labour generally, as opposed to sex trafficking in particular. The Protocol represents the third ILO instrument designed to strengthen international efforts to end all forms of forced labour. ILO members that did not ratify are shown in red. C – Forced Labour Convention, No. While the ILO has tried to focus equally on the two challenges when examining State compliance with Convention 29, [xliii] countries have not responded with such equal measure, as they tend to focus on sex trafficking, as noted above.

Often viewed as synonymous with human trafficking, forced labour and trafficking are related but distinct concepts.