Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
|Convention concerning the Abolition of Forced Labour|
Contracting States (green) and states that denounced the convention (red)
|Signed||25 June 1957|
|Effective||17 January 1959|
(174 ratifications less two denunciations)
|Depositary||Director-General of the International Labour Office|
|Languages||French and English|
Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957, the full title of which is Convention concerning the Abolition of Forced Labour, 1957 (No. 105), is one of the 8 ILO fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organization, which cancels certain forms of forced labour still allowed under the Forced Labour Convention of 1930, such as punishment for strikes and as a punishment for holding certain political views.
In order to implement the 1930 Forced Labour Convention and the 1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, the Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour was set up.
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- Cook Islands
- Marshall Islands
Two countries which had ratified the Convention—Malaysia and Singapore—have since denounced it. In addition, eight members of the United Nations are not members of the ILO and thus are not eligible to ratify the Convention: Andorra, Bhutan, Liechtenstein, Micronesia, Monaco, Nauru, North Korea and Tonga.
- "Status and Ratifications of the Convention". International Labour Organization. 26 April 2013.
- "Members who have not ratified". International Labour Organization.
- www.ilo.org/ official ILO site.
- Text of the Convention at the Center for a World in Balance
- The ILO Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour (SAP-FL)