Bhutan

Region
Asia-Pacific
Regional Court
Not party to a court
Regional Organisations
Asia Cooperation Dialogue
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
Bali Process
Legal System
Civil
International Obligations
None

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
Not Party
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
Not Party
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
Not Party
1966 ICCPR
Not Party
1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
Not Party
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
Not Party
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
Not Party

Summary of Domestic Prohibition

Slavery and Slave Trade
Practices Similar to Slavery
Servitude
Forced or Compulsory Labour
Human Trafficking
Provisions related to slavery are found in the Penal Code at article 154 which criminalises transporting, buying or selling a person for any purpose within, into or outside of Bhutan as trafficking in persons.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Bhutan which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery. 
There appears to be no legislation in place in Bhutan which prohibits servitude.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the 2007 Labour and Employment Act at sections 6-8 which criminalise forced labour. Prohibition of the worst forms of child labour is found at sections 9 and 10. Article 9 of the 2008 Constitution frames State Policies whereby the State “shall endeavour to ensure” the right to work in just and favourable conditions including fair remuneration.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Penal Code at section 154 although the provision is limited to the acts of transporting, buying or selling for any purpose.

Legislative Provisions

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE KINGDOM OF BHUTAN 2008

PENAL CODE

LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT ACT OF BHUTAN 2007

MARRIAGE ACT OF BHUTAN 1980

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