ILO’s Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention

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International Labour Organisation (ILO)
International Labour Organisation (ILO)

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is the UN agency specialised in labour. It was founded in 1919, in the context of a world ravaged after WWI. Their premise is that universal, lasting peace can be established only if it is based on social justice.

It is currently in the process of getting the 2014 Protocol ratified by the countries who had signed the 1930 Forced Labour Convention.

The Protocol is legally binding and sets the best practice standards for tackling modern slavery. Main provisions include:

  • Prevention
  • Protection
  • Remedies
  • Trafficking in persons
  • Effective measures
  • Implementation and consultation
  • International co-operation

A summary of the Protocol can be found on the link below.

ILO Protocol