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From contracts to coercion: Understanding forced labour in the ASEAN region

July 26, 2024 · 2:00pm (BKK Time)

What constitutes forced labour, human trafficking and modern slavery?

This webinar will explore the 2014 Protocol to ILO Convention 29 on Forced Labour, which aims to address forced labour and slavery-like practices by obliging governments to take measures to better protect workers – in particular migrant labourers – from fraudulent and abusive recruitment practices.

The ILO Convention explicitly states that trafficking for labour exploitation is a form of forced labour. At the same time, ILO stresses that not all forced labour is the result of trafficking – and that not all trafficking results in forced labour. This definition overlap poses some challenges in reflecting the concept in national laws and policies and in identifying, investigating and remedying forced labour.

Understanding forced labour and how to appreciate the relevant laws and policies is critical to the effective implementation of the ASEAN Convention against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (ACTIP).

Join our expert panel who will:

  • unpack international and regional legal frameworks
  • dive into forced labour in international law and how this has been realised in domestic law and policy
  • share good practices in investigating and prosecuting forced labour cases, particularly in the context of achieving justice outcomes for victims.