Campaign Update:

December 6, 2019: Freedom United and the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nation hosted an event with experts from the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Permanent Mission of Mexico to bring the issue of forced labor and human trafficking in Latin America to light.

At the event, Ambassador Rodrigo A. Carazo of Costa Rica accepted our petition calling on his government to ratify the Forced Labor Protocol.

Help end forced labor

Your country must act quickly to adopt and implement the international law1 to prevent abuses, protect victims, as well as punish those that profit from forced labor.

We have already waited decades for this tough new global standard against forced labor. The people trapped on farms, in mines, in factories and in all the other places where forced labor flourishes shouldn’t have to wait while our policy-makers drag their heels to put this law into practice.

All countries must prioritize this effort to end forced labor: call on the Government of your country to adopt this law immediately. 

This law — known as the Protocol of 20141 to Convention 292Convention 292 supplemented by Protocol of 20141 — creates new responsibilities for governments in the fight against forced labor, the key measures cover:3

  1. Prevention. Governments are obligated to create national action plans to tackle forced labor and support business to root out and respond to forced labor in their supply chains.
  2. Better protection for victims. This includes the safeguarding of vulnerable migrant workers against fraudulent and abusive recruitment practices.
  3. Justice. Victims are now protected from prosecution for crimes they may have committed as a direct result of their forced labor. They also have access to justice, including the ability to claim for compensation for the abuses they have experienced, where they occurred.

Our collective voice can keep forced labor on the agenda and ensure swift action by the Government of your country. Act now!

Ratified countries (42): 

Argentina,Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Côte d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Latvia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mali,Malawi, Malta, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Panama, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe.

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When I first subscribed to your website I though that you wanted to deter slavery in the third world and in Western countries too but your aim were to return slaves to their own countries but now I’ve found out that modern slavery is a scam to grant third worlders to remain in Western countries.


Corporations only exist to make profits and are not required by our leaders to take any responsibility for their impacts on people’s lives or the environment. Sadly, they can continue to do business because we continue to buy their “edible food-like substances” and their cheap consumer goods. We want to have all the latest fashions, newest gadgets and drive around in gas guzzling vehicles. If we all stopped buying their crap it would get their attention pretty quickly.

rick baldwin

The CCP cares nothing for anyone outside of the Party,forced labor,shoddy goods,dangerous ingredients mean nothing to them.The godless pagan rulers will do anything to further their own ends.

Luke Wiseman
Luke Wiseman

This is so very true. We shouldn’t really buying anything from them. The big problem is that the merchants in our country love the huge profits that they can make from buying very cheap products in the far east and selling them to us at much higher prices.

Roger Penney

Many years ago Britain stopped the slave trade (1807). in 1834 we stopped slavery itself in the British Empire. To our shame it is all coming back in every vile and ugly form, with some more even more disgustingly vile features.

Arkajyoti Samanta
Arkajyoti Samanta

Poverty is real issue here. Watching plight of women who are compelled to join sex work in Sonagachi, biggest redlight area in Kollkata, India. Forced labour, as I gathered from them, no option, only route to live! Life is such strange process. It never ends if someone desires. It continues and in the process makes body fit enough to tolerate pain, agony, torture of forced labour. Forced labour is heinous crime in the world. Stop it!

Angela Doyle
Angela Doyle

How dreadful! India’s government should be ashamed, but it breaks my head to know this.

Angela Doyle
Angela Doyle

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Call on your government to adopt the international law to end forced labor

Help us reach 150,000 actions

I call on my Government to immediately ratify the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention No. 29, 1930.

I hope I can count on you to make forced labor history.

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