- A landmark treaty aimed at tackling the scourge of forced labour has been adopted by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), updating the 84-year-old Forced Labour Convention
- Forced labour often means unpaid wages, excessively long work hours without rest days, confiscation of ID documents, little freedom of movement, deception, intimidation and physical or sexual violence
June 21.─ The new legally-binding protocol was approved by a large majority, with 177 of the member states attending the annual International Labour Conference in Geneva voting in favour.
Only Thailand – which recently made international headlines following an exposé of slavery on board Thai fishing vessels – voted against the treaty.
Eight countries, including Qatar, abstained.
The treaty spells out ways to prevent forms of modern-day slavery as well as to protect and compensate victims.Add a comment Leer más...