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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:

Argentina, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Jamaica, Latvia, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Panama, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom

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Ray Rogers
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The U. S. should adopt this law and then hold U. S. based companies accountable for their plethora of human rights abuses. The U.S. could start by taking aim at The Coca-Cola Company which , through repeated lies and bogus reports tries to cover-up the extensive use of illegal, hazardous child labor in its sugar supply chain. I expect the same is the case with respect to forced labor.

Coca-Cola owns 18.2% of Monster Beverage and has former and current executives on Monster’s board.

Frances Brogan
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Please help to stop this and the other campaigns on this site. So important now.

Kamal Jelani Walker
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We have to fight against this social ill with all of our might.

Marcello R Serini
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We need to organize a missive to governments around the globe to look into this matter ASAP.

Lyn Spraggons
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Its just reprehensible that in 2017 we still enslave,torture and put humans to work like “pit ponies” and we managed to rescue most of the ponies but these unfortunate people are mislead into a life of hell,through no fault of their own!! Its sickening and must be stopped at all costs!!!

YvI
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Genau das denke ich auch bravo für deinen Post…

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

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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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