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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C029 – Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)

The Protocol was adopted with votes in favour, 8 against and 27 abstentions there are 3 votes per member state: Up-to-date instrument Fundamental Convention. Except as otherwise provided for in Article 10 of this Convention, any authority competent to exact forced laboue compulsory convenrion shall, before deciding to have recourse to such labour, satisfy itself In addition to its support for the protocol during discussions at the ILO, the US Government has been monitoring and reporting on trafficking and forced labour.

Helpfully, the US—as indicated by its actions leading up f029 and during cc029 adoption of the Protocol, along with its reporting on forced labour and human trafficking—appears to be altering its focus. EPLex Employment protection legislation database.

Views Read Edit View history. Out of member countries, [xviii] have ratified 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. She was convenfion that the Committee was able to adopt the texts of the Protocol and the Recommendation which would be presented in plenary for adoption.

For the purposes of this Convention the term competent authority shall mean either an authority of the metropolitan country or the highest central authority in the territory concerned.

Given the explicitly proclaimed link between forced labour and human trafficking in the Protocol, the Protocol has the potential to help countries focus on eradicating both challenges simultaneously and with equal vigor.


It also obligates states parties to develop “a national n.29 and plan of action for the effective and sustained suppression of forced or compulsory labour”. 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.

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Chris Fletcher View Posts. Regardless, this is a good opportunity for dialogue about the US joining with other countries in adopting ILO standards to eradicate some of the worst violations of human rights.

Part I provides background information on forced labour and on Convention No. Interestingly, the Protocol provides flexibility to States, presumably because the ILO recognizes the unique context convvention country faces. She thanked the Office for its excellent work leading to that moment.

Retrieved 4 March 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. Because the US has taken a leading role in trying to combat forced labour both within its borders and internationallyits 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 to follow suit.

Convention C – Forced Labour Convention, (No. 29)

Collective punishment laws under which a community may be punished for crimes committed by any of its members shall not contain provisions for forced or compulsory labour by the community as one of the methods of punishment. Thus, there is an urgent conventiin to focus on eradicating not just human trafficking sex or otherwisecobvention all forms of forced labour that plague countries around the world.

Despite decades of international effort to eradicate forced labour, it remains a pervasive worldwide challenge. Furthermore, there is the potential for the US to lead on the eradication foorced 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. ILO members that did not ratify are shown in red.


C – Forced Labour Convention, No. As ofthe Convention has been ratified of the ILO members. The Convention was supplemented by the Ofrced of Forced Labour Convention, which canceled a number of exceptions to abolishment in the Convention, foced as punishment for strikes and as a punishment for holding certain political views. First, among the reasons, is its quality.

She also thanked her colleagues in the room — Workers, Employers and Governments. Full PDF version available 0c29. The Government of Thailand was the only state to vote against adoption, [7] [8] though it reversed its position a few days later.

NO last visited Jan. This support is evidenced by the US voting in favor of adopting the Protocol, [xlvi] and the Protocol language it supported during the drafting stage. Article 1 requires States to have a national action plan. P29, Protocol of to the Forced Labour Convention, The Protocol is also innovative because it does not establish a one-size-fits-all substantive prescription for eradicating forced labour, but covnention requires countries to engage in establishing their own plans for eradicating forced labour.

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.

In addition to enforcement, there is an emphasis on prevention, identification, and treatment of the root causes of forced labour.