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Title: Forced Labour Convention
Alternative Title(s): ILO Convention No. 29
Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour
Available From: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/convde.pl?C029
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/forcedlabour.htm
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/n0ilo29.htm
Conclusion Date: 1930-06-28
Entry Into Force Date: 1932-05-01
Description: "This Convention requires the suppression of forced or compulsory labour in all its forms. Forced labour is 'all work or service which is exacted from any person under the menace of any penalty and for which the said person has not offered himself voluntarily.' For the purposes of the Convention, the term 'forced labour' does not include such as obligations as military service; work or service which is part of normal civic obligations; work or service exacted as a consequence of a conviction in a court of law, under certain conditions; work exacted in cases of emergencies such as wars, fires, earthquakes, etc.; and minor communal services as defined. The Convention requires 'really adequate' and strictly enforced penal penalties at the national level in cases of illegal exaction of forced or compulsory labour (summary available from the ILO web site).
Legal Citation: 39 UNTS 55
EISIL Categories: Home > International Human Rights > Employment & Forced Labor
Home > International Human Rights > Slavery & Slavery-Like Practices
Keywords: forced labor
International Labour Organization (ILO)
slavery & slavery-like practices
Language(s): English
French
Spanish
Document Creator: International Labour Organization
ilo@ilo.org
Site Administrator: International Labour Standards Department (NORMES)
infonorm@ilo.org


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