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June 2019: Great progress! Suriname, Madagascar, Canada and Germany ratify the forced labor protocol.

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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 (36):

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

  • June 2019: Great progress! Suriname, Madagascar, Canada and Germany ratify the forced labor protocol.

  • May 2019: Zimbabwe ratifies the forced labor protocol

  • April 2019: Sri Lanka ratifies the forced labor protocol

  • February 2019: Ireland ratifies the forced labor protocol!

  • January 2019: Malta and the Russian Federation ratify the ILO Forced Labor Protocol.

  • October 11, 2018: Israel becomes the 27th country to ratify the ILO Protocol to C29! Add your name today to call on your country to show their commitment to tackle forced labor and exploitation.

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J. Passaladqua

Prisión para los responsables

J. Passaladqua
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J. Passaladqua

Carcel para carniceros esclavistas

J. Passaladqua
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J. Passaladqua

Cárcel a los responsables de la tortura de los trabajadores

Roy Wilensky
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Roy Wilensky

I hold stock in various companies, and even I know that shareholder gain isn’t the highest moral imperative. The US must ratify and MEANINGFULLY ABIDE BY the Protocol of 2014 to Convention 29.

Ioan Lightoller
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Ioan Lightoller

Under the current regime I’m afraid little, if anything is going to be done. The country which supposedly bans slavery has its own versions.

Philippe Auroi
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Philippe Auroi

I’m really sorry to aknowledge that even if France already has ratified the protocol, absolutely NOTHING is done to fight human trafficking in the agricultural sector in south of France . North african workers are exploited by farmers in the south of France . Once the protocol is ratified, citizens and human rights defenders must stay vigilant !

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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