Campaign Update:

November 2019:

Côte d’Ivoire has ratified the Forced Labour Protocol making it the 41st country to sign! Côte d’Ivoire is one of the largest suppliers for cocoa in the world, all too often produced with forced labor. The legally binding Protocol will help ensure protection and prevention measures clean up the cocoa supply chain.

Malawi ratified the Forced Labour Protocol making it the 42nd country to sign! Malawi has a large tobacco industry where many are forced to work and the Protocol is a significant step towards ending forced labor.

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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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

Heart* I meant to say

Martin Mair

There can be no real freedome in capitalism! Lets fight for a really democratic economy, everywhere!

rick baldwin

Capitalism is the only hope for freedom,socialism is just communism-lite.

Charlie Browne
Charlie Browne

You are an employer?


I emigrated from a socialist country to a capitalist one. and I never want to go back. Unless you have a personal experience of living in such state, don’t say that’s a better system. funnily enough, most of those calling for socialism/communism have never really lived – suffered – under it. Go have a go before advocating for it.

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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